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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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Eating Healthy at the Fair
The Pasco County Fair is back!  That means a jam-packed day of food and fun with your friends and family.  However, for those who are still trying to eat “clean,” the fair is a hard place to keep up that lifestyle!  You are bombarded with many fried and sugary options, such as French fries, cotton candy, deep-fried Oreos®, funnel cake, corn dogs, ice cream, sodas, and countless other options, and it’s pretty easy to give in and have one

02/20/2018

What's Going on Near You

Upcoming tri-county workshop – Legally Speaking: Florida-Friendly Landscaping in the Planned Community
UF/IFAS Extension of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough are pleased to announce the upcoming tri-county workshop entitled “Legally Speaking: Florida-Friendly Landscaping​TM in the Planned Community.” About the workshop: The principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping​TM (FFL) can help create attractive, resilient yards and communities

02/07/2018

Fixed Vs. Flexible Spending
Many people made it a goal this year to improve their financial wellbeing, and one way to do that is by looking at different types of expenses: fixed and flexible.  By keeping track of your fixed and flexible expenses in your spending plan, you can see exactly where your money is going and possibly see where you can make adjustments to your budget

01/30/2018

State Fair offers more than the Midway
The Florida State Fair opens February 8 and runs through the 19th at the state fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. The first state fair was held in 1904 on the grounds of what is now the University of Tampa

02/07/2018

Happy–and Healthy–Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day, Pasco County!  Thinking of getting your valentine a sweet treat?  Just remember that some of us are still sticking to a “better eating” new year’s goal, and so you may want to consider a healthier sweet treat.  One option is to go with dark chocolate, specifically if it’s at least 70 percent cocoa (the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is)

02/12/2018

Fiber for Heart Health
Happy new month!  January flew by and we are now in what many of us recognize as National Heart Month.  How do you take care of your heart?  Diet and fitness are easy ways to prevent heart disease

02/05/2018

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    Fixed Vs. Flexible Spending
    Many people made it a goal this year to improve their financial wellbeing, and one way to do that is by looking at different types of expenses: fixed and flexible.  By keeping track of your fixed and flexible expenses in your spending plan, you can see exactly where your money is going and possibly see where you can make adjustments to your budget

    01/30/2018

    Healthy Lifestyle Guidance from Farm to Table and Home
    The University of Florida/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office, located in Dade City, offers a large variety of free healthy lifestyle and eating classes of which you may not have heard. Some of the programming includes the Family Nutrition Program (FNP), the Healthy Eating on a Budget, Veggie Gardening, and the Community Gardens Program

    01/26/2018