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UF/IFAS Extension
Baker County

UF/IFAS Extension Baker County is a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the University of Florida's Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and the Baker County Board of County Commissioners.

Contact

baker@ifas.ufl.edu
(904) 259-3520
1025 West Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - noon
1pm - 5pm

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Mythbusters: Pink Slime
Back from the dead, the term "Pink Slime" has made headlines again after a decision made by USDA to allow Lean, Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) to be labeled as ground beef. Here's the who, what, where, when, and why about LFTB: Who? Who makes LFTB? Many beef processing companies make lean, finely textured beef using the under-utilized lean meat that is too difficult to trim by hand off of whole muscle cuts

03/04/2019

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Tomato Gardening Class
The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Baker County is offering a tomato gardening class on Friday, February 22nd at 10:00 am.  Topics include vegetable gardening basics, tomato variety selection, general care, tomato pruning techniques, and common tomato diseases and disorders

01/28/2019

Enteric Illness and Animals
Enteric illnesses are transmitted by contaminated food or water, exposure to contaminated bodily fluids (both human and animal), exposure to contaminated objects, or direct exposure to infected persons or animals. Characteristics of enteric illness include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, and some other symptoms

10/04/2017

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

Choosing and Cooking Your Holiday Turkey
It's almost the holiday season, and many folks will be cooking a holiday turkey. It is important to keep certain issues in mind as you choose your turkey and begin the preparations for cooking

11/01/2017

Making Healthier Convenience Food Choices
  Convenience foods are foods that require little to no preparation.  Although it helps when you are in a time crunch, sometimes unhealthy choices are made

10/15/2017

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    Enteric Illness and Animals
    Enteric illnesses are transmitted by contaminated food or water, exposure to contaminated bodily fluids (both human and animal), exposure to contaminated objects, or direct exposure to infected persons or animals. Characteristics of enteric illness include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever, and some other symptoms

    10/04/2017

    Money Management Help for Millennials- Part 1
    What do you think of when you hear the word "millennial"?  Most people will roll their eyes and sigh, because millennials are often thought of as the "lost" generation who do not have money management skills.  A 2015 study by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at George Washington University found that the majority of millennials don't have basic financial knowledge, and more than half aren't happy with their financial situation

    09/19/2017