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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 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

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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

Cottage Food Business
Have you thought about starting your own food business, but you weren’t sure how to start?  Do you like making jams and jellies, or do you have a recipe for baking breads that you know others would love?  Do you make special pastries that your friends and family insist you sell to the public for others to enjoy?  If so, you may be want to look into starting your own cottage food business.  This business idea is small and simple: no need for

08/09/2018

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

ServSafe Class and Exam
ServSafe Manager’s class and exam sessions will continue in Pasco County.  ServSafe is the national food safety certification for those working in the food industry

09/10/2018

Cooking Matters in Your Community
Are you looking to start cooking and shopping for healthier foods?  Are you trying to work towards a new health goal that has something to do with better food choices?  Do you still think healthy eating is more expensive than prepackaged/processed food?  If so, please consider coming to the four healthy eating workshops through UF/Pasco County Extension!  Starting next month, the Family and Consumer Science Agent will be holding four.

08/21/2018

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    Cottage Food Business
    Have you thought about starting your own food business, but you weren’t sure how to start?  Do you like making jams and jellies, or do you have a recipe for baking breads that you know others would love?  Do you make special pastries that your friends and family insist you sell to the public for others to enjoy?  If so, you may be want to look into starting your own cottage food business.  This business idea is small and simple: no need for

    08/09/2018

    Starting an Exercise Routine
    Are you looking to start an exercise routine for the first time?  Or are you looking to pick up an exercise regimen again after taking some time off from physical activity?  Exercise can help prevent or reverse many chronic diseases; an inactive lifestyle has been linked to obesity, which can lead to many health problems.  But there are a few things you should know before diving right into it

    07/31/2018