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UF/IFAS Extension
Jefferson County

The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service conducts research-based educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, marine interest, and 4-H youth development. Programs are designed to meet various age groups, economic levels and social situations.

Contact

jefferson@ufl.edu
(850)342-0187
2729 W Washington Hwy
Monticello, FL 32344

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Make Saving a Lifelong Habit
by Samantha Kennedy According to the Federal Reserve, most Americans do not have enough money saved to even cover a $400 emergency.  Many factors contribute to this lack of savings, such as low income, high debt, and unexpected expenses, which can be difficult to control

04/14/2018

What's Going on Near You

Annual 4-H Adopt-A-Road Project
Jefferson County 4-H Teens participated in their annual 4-H Adopt-A-Road Project. The teens picked up over 100 pounds of trash on the two-mile strength of Lake Road

03/26/2018

Overindulgence – How much is too much?
Recently, I participated in a parenting webinar on research that was done at the University of Minnesota by Dr.  Connie Dawson and Dr

01/23/2018

UF/IFAS Extension Women Are Making History Every Day
March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the contribution and accomplishments of women across all aspects of our lives. At UF/IFAS Extension, women play critical roles in every program area, in every county across the state

03/15/2018

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive
Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful “green” cleaning products that are planet- (and you-) friendly and can be found alongside their more conventional  cousins in the cleaning aisle

04/11/2018

DASH Eating Plan
Have you heard of the DASH diet and ever wondered what it stood for? DASH stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension (high blood pressure).  In our Keeping the Pressure Down classes, we talk about the DASH eating because research studies have repeatedly shown that the DASH eating plan will help reduce blood pressure and can also be used to prevent high blood pressure

01/23/2018

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    Overindulgence – How much is too much?
    Recently, I participated in a parenting webinar on research that was done at the University of Minnesota by Dr.  Connie Dawson and Dr

    01/23/2018

    Sticking to a Spending Plan
    Recently I had the pleasure of presenting to the Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead mentoring group. In the Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead program the participants have already created a budget and I was asked to present on tips for sticking to it

    01/23/2018