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UF/IFAS Extension
Washington County

We're your front door to the University of Florida. Our extension programs include 4-H, agriculture, natural resources, horticulture and family and consumer sciences. Research-based & non-biased solutions for your life.

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washington@ifas.ufl.edu
(850) 638-6180
1424 Jackson Ave Suite A
Chipley, FL 32428

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Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm

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Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer
By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago

08/10/2018

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Beef Cattle Basics – a Six Part Series
Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension designed to give new and experienced producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises. Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size; Forages – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures Reproduction – Defining a Calving Season and Breeding Management Decisions

02/09/2018

Florida Saves Week: Build Your Savings a Little at a Time
It’s tax time, and many of us will be seeing refund checks soon—time to celebrate! Now, what are you going to do with all that extra cash? Maybe you have some bills to take care of, and it’s certainly a good idea to get those off your plate. But after that, let’s say you have some money left over

02/27/2018

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

Sunburn Blues
DID YOU KNOW that the sunniest place in Florida is Apalachicola?  It sees an average of 241 days with sun…just one of the many reasons I love calling the Florida panhandle my home.  I’m not exaggerating when I say I love being outdoors in the sun – going to the lake, fishing in the bay, kayaking down the creek, mowing the grass, picking blueberries, reading a book – I don’t want to imagine living

06/26/2018

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive
Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful “green” cleaning products that are planet- (and you-) friendly and can be found alongside their more conventional  cousins in the cleaning aisle

04/11/2018

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    Florida Saves Week: Build Your Savings a Little at a Time
    It’s tax time, and many of us will be seeing refund checks soon—time to celebrate! Now, what are you going to do with all that extra cash? Maybe you have some bills to take care of, and it’s certainly a good idea to get those off your plate. But after that, let’s say you have some money left over

    02/27/2018

    Winterize Your Home and Electric Bill
    We have recently gotten a taste of what our neighbors to the north typically experience this time of year - frigid temperatures!  As the mercury plummets, utility bills move in the opposite direction.  Winter is not over yet so follow these easy steps to save money on your electric bill during the next cold snap: Set your thermostat to 68 degrees F or lower in the winter

    02/03/2018