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UF/IFAS Extension
Okaloosa County

The UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County is the outreach arm of the Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. It is a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Contact

bearden@ufl.edu
(850) 689-5850
3098 Airport Road
Crestview, FL 32539

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Building a Healthy Taco Using Local Produce
Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish with a mixture of various fillings on a flat bread tortilla. Having recently visited the Yucatan Peninsula and consumed tacos on a daily basis, it became evident that even in Mexico, different regions make their tacos with local available produce, meats, beans and rice

06/28/2018

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Livestock & Forage Field Day
Looking to improve your pasture? cattle? horses? hay? Make sure you are attending the Livestock & Forage Field Day next Thursday! Topics include Pesticide Calibration, Weed Control in Pastures, Mineral Supplementation for Cattle, Importance of Vaccinations for Beef Cattle and Horses (seperate presentations) , & Forage Systems. Pesticide applicators, CEU's AVAILABLE!! Only $20, Lunch & Materials included! Purchase Tickets Here: 

07/17/2018

Are Your Hands Clean?
It’s something we all hopefully learned as children and carry with us now into adulthood: washing our hands often and properly. But I’m sorry to say that we’ve probably all witnessed numerous instances of people leaving the restroom, coughing or sneezing, touching their cell phones or any number of other filthy surfaces, and then neglecting to wash their hands

10/24/2017

Sanjay Shukla and UF/IFAS Extension Innovation
Innovation has long been a value embedded in UF/IFAS Extension programming. From our first days over a century ago to what we are delivering today, Extension faculty have been committed to using technology and innovation in the delivery of educational programs

06/25/2018

What is in Your Pantry?
With fall around the corner and school starting back, it is time to take inventory of your pantry. You should really dig in and see what is lurking in the dark reaches of your back shelves

11/18/2017

Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family
With the weather changing and cooler temperatures on the way, get out the slow cooker for simmering soups and stews that will be waiting for you when you get home. Slow cookers are popular and allow us the convenience of prepping ahead of time and having a hot cooked dish when we get home from a long day of work

11/18/2017

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    Are Your Hands Clean?
    It’s something we all hopefully learned as children and carry with us now into adulthood: washing our hands often and properly. But I’m sorry to say that we’ve probably all witnessed numerous instances of people leaving the restroom, coughing or sneezing, touching their cell phones or any number of other filthy surfaces, and then neglecting to wash their hands

    10/24/2017

    The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms
      With kids back in school, moms face a set of challenges that somehow seem new every year. One of those challenges is what to feed kiddos who race in the door hungry after a long day in the classroom

    10/24/2017