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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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Upcoming Keeping the Pressure Down Classes: January and February
With the recent revision on what classifies hypertension, close to 50 percent of Americans now have high blood pressure, with some maybe not even realizing it.  Having high blood pressure can make one more at risk for stroke and heart attack, and so it’s important to know not only if you have high blood pressure, but that you are doing what you can to reverse it

01/07/2019

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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

Mold Cleanup Post-Storm
If your home had any kind of water damage from the storm, then there is a good chance that your house has a mold problem, as indicated by any musty odor or finding discolorations on different surfaces.  It is important to take care of the mold quickly to prevent more spores from spreading

10/11/2018

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

Happy New…Day
It is that time of year where many of us look back at the past year and decide what needs to change going forward into 2019.  A lot of people decide on health-related goals that require constant action and maintenance (weight loss, workouts, better eating), or financial goals (saving money requires daily effort, too!)

01/03/2019

Cruciferous Vegetables
With October being breast cancer awareness month, here is one statistic to be aware of: according to the National Cancer Institute, over 266,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer by the end of 2018.  While there are some things that we can't control when it comes to this (or any cancer), such as family history and age, there are a lot of lifestyle choices that anyone can make that can reduce their risks of getting certain

10/18/2018

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    Mold Cleanup Post-Storm
    If your home had any kind of water damage from the storm, then there is a good chance that your house has a mold problem, as indicated by any musty odor or finding discolorations on different surfaces.  It is important to take care of the mold quickly to prevent more spores from spreading

    10/11/2018

    Upcoming Canning Your Produce Presentations
    Have you thought about canning your own produce for the first time?  Maybe you have a garden and are growing an abundance of different vegetables that you want to enjoy year round, but you weren't sure about the different ways to can.  Or, if you have experience with canning in the past, do you know if you are canning your produce safely?  Do you know which types of canning methods are appropriate for the different types of produce?  If

    09/21/2018