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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.

36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Making Guacamole
Did you know that guacamole has its own dedicated day in the US?  It’s September 16th, which is also Mexico’s Independence Day (avocados are native to central Mexico and is believed to be created by Aztecs in the 16th century). What are some of your favorite ingredients to mix in?  Traditional ingredients are jalapeño, chopped onion, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and a little bit of salt


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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


Educational First Responders for the Post-Pandemic World
A year ago, many of us thought the COVID-19 pandemic would be a moment in time, something to tell the grandchildren about. Now it looks more like a turning point in history


Make Meal Time Family Time
With kids returning to school soon, there may be some anxiety about returning to the hustle and bustle. However, as chaotic as evenings can get between pick up from extracurricular activities, helping with homework, and sticking to a bedtime routine, make sure to prioritize healthy dinners together as a family


Check your Credit Reports
Most people are familiar with their credit score, but are you familiar with your credit report?  If not, you should be.  This is a summary of open and closed accounts over the years, both positive and negative, that creditors and lenders use to determine if they will loan money to you, or what interest rate


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    Building Exercise into your Life
    What’s the best kind of workout?  Is it swimming?  Running?  Organized sports?  There is no one-size-fits all answer because the best kind of workout is one that you will stick with. Some people love the “me time” from a workout


    Managing your Stimulus Check and Tax Refund
    You might be feeling like you won a jackpot between the third stimulus check and your tax refund coming around the same time.  For many families, excess money like this is very rare and they aren’t sure if they will see this much extra again