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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MyPlate Lesson on January 30th at the Centennial Library
Last week’s blog was about MyPlate, and how the main messages of MyPlate can help us live a healthier lifestyle.  To continue the conversation on this symbol, next Tuesday, January 30th, there will be a lesson at the Centennial Library in Holiday about the basics of MyPlate, and, more specifically, about how fruits and vegetables should take up half of our plate

01/23/2018

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4-H County Events in Levy County will be February 24, 2018
It's time to start thinking about County Events since it will be here before we know it! Now, you may be wondering why County Events is such a big deal or why your child should participate.  Well, the four founding principles of 4-H are belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity

01/22/2018

New Year, New Resolutions
It’s that time of year again.  That time where we decide what changes we are going to make in our lives to better ourselves, whether it is dieting, getting out of debt, meeting new people, starting a fitness routine, or anything else that will make 2018 a year of personal growth and improvement

01/04/2018

Reflections and Resolutions
You see it often this time of year. The year in review, the top ten stories for the past year, things to work on in the year ahead

12/22/2017

How MyPlate Can Help You Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle
As many of us venture to begin our new year’s resolution of healthier eating, instead of looking up which “diet” to start, get to know MyPlate, which is more of a lifestyle of healthy eating than it is a diet.  MyPlate was designed in 2011 by the USDA and gives a visual of which foods should go on our plate, something the food guide pyramid and MyPyramid didn’t effectively do

01/17/2018

Reduce Energy Consumption in the Winter
January is typically the coldest month in our area, which means for many of us that our thermostats will be switched from the usual “AC” mode to “heat.”  With another cold front on the way, it is important to ensure that your home is being heated properly while not wasting any money in the process

01/10/2018

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    New Year, New Resolutions
    It’s that time of year again.  That time where we decide what changes we are going to make in our lives to better ourselves, whether it is dieting, getting out of debt, meeting new people, starting a fitness routine, or anything else that will make 2018 a year of personal growth and improvement

    01/04/2018

    Don’t Let the Holidays Break the Bank
    The holidays can be an expensive time of year, but it doesn’t have to set you back financially.  Just as planning is key to saving money on groceries, it is also key to saving money when doing holiday shopping

    12/20/2017