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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, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Contact

alachua@ifas.ufl.edu
(352) 955-2402
2800 NE 39 Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Food Safety and Holiday Meals
Four Steps to Follow to Keep Food Safe Now that you have purchased your food for the holiday let’s look at preventing foodborne illness. CDC estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die

12/20/2019

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Beekeeping Education in Alachua County – 2019-2020 Series
In recent years, awareness of honeybees has increased globally. More and more people are interested in learning about honeybees and how to keep them

10/15/2019

Florida Master Money Mentors Needed for Alachua County Extension
Apply to be a Florida Master Money Mentor The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Family and Consumer Science Program is recruiting individuals to be Florida Master Money Mentors.  Are you interested in helping individuals improve their financial health?  Do you believe in continuing education and would you like to be a volunteer affiliated with UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County?  If you answered yes to these questions the Florida Master Money

12/18/2019

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition
A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in food technology and science, baking and culinary arts. The students will compete in the final round of the American Society of Baking (ASBE) Product Development Competition on March 1, 2020 at

01/16/2020

Planning For The Holiday Meal
How Much Food to Purchase Per Person Planning the perfect holiday dinner can be stressful if you are not sure how much to buy.  Before you go to the store sit down to take a few minutes to plan the following:  the holiday menu, number of guest you will be serving, and items and amounts you need to prepare the recipes for your holiday meal

12/20/2019

The Mediterranean Way of Eating
The Mediterranean Diet:  A Delicious, Satisfying Way to Eat! The Mediterranean diet reflects a way of eating the traditional foods in the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea.  You can discover these delicious flavors and fresh foods at your local supermarket

12/19/2019

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    Florida Master Money Mentors Needed for Alachua County Extension
    Apply to be a Florida Master Money Mentor The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Family and Consumer Science Program is recruiting individuals to be Florida Master Money Mentors.  Are you interested in helping individuals improve their financial health?  Do you believe in continuing education and would you like to be a volunteer affiliated with UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County?  If you answered yes to these questions the Florida Master Money

    12/18/2019

    Herbs and the Holidays
    Herbs for the Holidays The smell of pine, cedar, cinnamon, rosemary, cloves and citrus along with the aromas of food baking and sparkling lights puts one in the holiday mood! Save money by decorating with herbs and spice you have in your pantry.  Another part of the holiday festivities is:  handmade gifts, baking, sharing our favorite recipes and enjoying family time making memories

    12/17/2019