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UF/IFAS Extension
Alachua County

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is a partnership between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, University of Florida/IFAS, & the United States Dept. of Agriculture. Current programs offered are listed on the events calendar.

Contact

alachua@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 955-2402
106 SW 140th Terrace, Suite 3
Jonesville, FL 32669

Hours

MONDAY - FRIDAY (Closed to the public - by appointment only.)
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Enhancing Your Flavor Palate! Basil
Herbs and spices can be used to replace sodium in foods to enhance the flavor. This is important since American’s consume three to four times the recommended amount of sodium daily

06/26/2020

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Enhancing Flavor Without Sodium!
American’s love their salt!!  Have you ever caught yourself watching people eat?  The waitress brings the individual their order and before they taste the food they reach for the salt shaker and start shaking!!  Yes, adding more sodium to food that may not need it.  Does this sound familiar?  How much sodium does a person really need per day to survive? Your body needs only a small amount of sodium

05/14/2020

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens
In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search of baby chicks that would grow up to produce eggs fresh from the backyard

07/09/2020

KEEP PICNIC AND GRILLED FOODS SAFE
Summer will be here soon and everyone will be busy planning cookouts.  Picnics, barbecues and potlucks are wonderful ways to celebrate a family get together, holiday or just time to relax and enjoy grilled food!  Whatever you plan take care to prepare and transport food safely

06/15/2020

BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON
The 2020 Hurricane season started June 1 and when it comes to preparing for hurricane season you can never be over prepared.  Individuals need to make sure all hurricane supplies are current and not out dated

06/08/2020

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    Enhancing Flavor Without Sodium!
    American’s love their salt!!  Have you ever caught yourself watching people eat?  The waitress brings the individual their order and before they taste the food they reach for the salt shaker and start shaking!!  Yes, adding more sodium to food that may not need it.  Does this sound familiar?  How much sodium does a person really need per day to survive? Your body needs only a small amount of sodium

    05/14/2020

    What Can You Be Doing 4-H Wise Right Now? What is your next best step?
    We are all navigating new territory during this COVID pandemic. 4-H hasn't stopped during this time even though we aren't meeting face to face

    05/02/2020