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UF/IFAS Extension
Bay County

All UF/IFAS Extension Bay County education programs, events, and meetings scheduled through April 30 have been postponed due to direction from the University of Florida concerning COVID-19. We are working quickly to reschedule any postponed events. Updates at

(850) 248-8091
(850) 784-6105
2728 E. 14th St., Panama City, FL 32401-5022


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Closed for Lunch (Noon - 1pm)

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Information for the Bay County First Time Homebuyer’s Classes
  First-time Home Buyer Classes for Bay County, Florida Registration REQUIRED: Register on Eventbrite at or call Melanie Taylor at the UF/IFAS Extension Office Bay County at 850-784-6105 *Eventbrite Instructions: The initial Eventbrite page will say UF/IFAS Extension Jackson County (this is correct),


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Bay County 4-H Summer Programs
4-H Summer programs for youth from 5-18.2022 summer adventures for you!Meat My Grill Tailgate Campo May 31st – June 3, 2022o Youth ages 11 as of September 1, 2021 o Location: UF/IFAS Extension Bay County 2728 East 14th Street, PCo Register: Open May 12 to May 26, 2022 through 4HOnline o Time


Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that


The Faces Of Urban Agriculture: Meet the 4-H Interns
There are a ton of internships available for High School students across Miami-Dade County, but not many compare to a 4-H experience like this! Meet the future of Urban Agriculture. Six students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are spending their summer working as interns in a comprehensive program exposing them to various facets of food production in South Florida


Avoid Bringing Home the Powderpost Beetles from Yard and Estate Sales
Summer is the time of year when people are easily lured to yard and estate sales. The finds can be great ranging from antiques to nearly new items


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    Hurricane Hero: Scott Jackson
    How many years have you been with UF/IFAS and what is your current role? I hit 22 years as of August. I wear many hats


    New Rules: Credit Reports and Medical Debt
    Until recently, the three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian & TransUnion- tracked and treated medical debt collection very similar to other types of collections. If a consumer does not pay a debt, the creditor can sell the unpaid debt to a collection agency