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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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Healthy Hydration
How much water and other drinks do we need in a day?  Does food consumption count towards overall fluid intake?  What are signs of dehydration?  The Family and Consumer Sciences Agent will do a lesson on this next week so you can find out! It’s always important to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months.  Thwarting dehydration is also important to do as we age, regardless of what the temperature is outside

04/23/2018

What's Going on Near You

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

Tax Refund Identity Theft
If you’ve procrastinated getting your 2017 taxes filed, hopefully it is on your “to do” list this week, because the due date is coming up soon!  With the number of new data breaches we hear about on the news—791 data breaches for the first six months of 2017-- it is important to be aware that identity theft doesn’t have to be related to credit cards; tax refund theft occurs, too (Fleming, 2018).  This can negatively affect your

04/09/2018

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

Do You Compost?
Last year in Pasco County, food scraps, yard waste, and newspaper made up about 25% of the material thrown in the garbage. That's a lot of wasted waste, because by composting, most of that “trash” could have easily been transformed into “black gold!” Q: What is compost? A: Compost is a rich, dark, crumbly soil-like material made from broken-down organic material (think yard

04/18/2018

Money Smart Week
Next week is Money Smart Week, which runs from April 21st to the 28th.  This special week, which was created in 2001 by a group of organizations in Chicago that would go around helping the community improve their financial literacy, is meant to promote better money management skills for consumers of all age groups nationwide by providing free financial educational classes and programs

04/16/2018

Local Events Calendar

    Upcoming Events

    Tax Refund Identity Theft
    If you’ve procrastinated getting your 2017 taxes filed, hopefully it is on your “to do” list this week, because the due date is coming up soon!  With the number of new data breaches we hear about on the news—791 data breaches for the first six months of 2017-- it is important to be aware that identity theft doesn’t have to be related to credit cards; tax refund theft occurs, too (Fleming, 2018).  This can negatively affect your

    04/09/2018

    Whole Grains and Budgeting: Two in One Class
    You have probably heard about whole grains, and may have seen whole grain products at the grocery store.  But what exactly is a whole grain?  Do you know the difference between a refined grain and a whole grain?  Why are food companies labeling the amount of whole grains on the packaging?  This Thursday, April 5th, at the Centennial Library, we will be doing a workshop that answers these question-and any others you might have about whole

    04/02/2018