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UF/IFAS Extension
Pasco County

Extension provides non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and serve as a bridge between the research labs of the university and the local community.

Contact

greich@pascocountyfl.net
(352)-518-0156
36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Early Hurricane Prep
If you prepare for a hurricane when a hurricane is approaching, you will find yourself panicking: can I take time off from work to prepare my home?  Are there any other stores in the area that might have batteries and water left?  Is the shelter closest to me pet-friendly?  These are all questions you should address prior to a hurricane coming.  June is the first month of hurricane season, but because it’s typically a “quiet”

06/20/2019

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Dade City Watson Park Community Gardens are Open for Planting!
January 26, 2018 was a great day for the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office. County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent, Dr

01/26/2018

Drinking Water Week
​Did you know that there is a week that is dedicated to drinking water?  It's through the American Water Works Association, and this year, it is May 5-11.  It's not just about recognizing the health benefits of water, but also about the infrastructure of the water system, sanitation, water fluoridation, hygiene, and in any other way water is used in our daily lives

05/06/2019

Food safety: Dine outdoors, minus the dangers
Who doesn’t enjoy a summer picnic or barbecue with family and friends? Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy these warm weather events but these events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As our food heats up with summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly

06/19/2019

Sustainable Food Systems and the Role of Cattle
With the current world population at 7.7 billion, food production is of major concern and puts increasing pressure on the agriculture community to provide that food

06/07/2019

Upcoming Blood Pressure Series
Have you checked your blood pressure lately?   If not, you should!  Roughly 46 percent of Americans have high blood pressure, yet many of them don’t even realize it.  Even if you’re not sure what your blood pressure reading is, certain risk factors will let you know if you’re more at risk than you thought

05/28/2019

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    Drinking Water Week
    ​Did you know that there is a week that is dedicated to drinking water?  It's through the American Water Works Association, and this year, it is May 5-11.  It's not just about recognizing the health benefits of water, but also about the infrastructure of the water system, sanitation, water fluoridation, hygiene, and in any other way water is used in our daily lives

    05/06/2019

    Declutter Your Home
    Have you tackled your spring cleaning yet?  While most of us think of spring cleaning as doing the more deep cleaning that isn’t normally done during a routine housework, like cleaning the windows and baseboards, there is another important part: decluttering.  After all, when your home is cluttered, your mind gets cluttered, and it’s hard to get even basic cleaning done when you feel mentally drained or overwhelmed

    04/19/2019