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UF/IFAS Extension
Charlotte County

Charlotte County Extension Service is a partnership between the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Charlotte County government, to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

Contact

charlotte@ifas.ufl.edu
941.764.4340
1120 O'Donnell Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33953

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!
Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Recently, the term “flesh-eating bacteria” has been used to refer to

08/06/2019

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Setting goals for the New Year!
At the end of every year, I like to reflect on the highs and lows of the year. I think of my New Year's resolutions that I set for the year, and I often find that I did not accomplish most of my “resolutions

02/18/2020

Who doesn’t like a barbecue or a picnic?
By Pam Phillippe Who doesn’t like a barbecue or a picnic? Fresh air and the aroma are enough to tempt any appetite, whether it is around a 4-H campfire or at a family cookout in the backyard. A simple outdoor meal can be just as nutritious and appetizing as those meals prepared at home

11/20/2017

Running Is For You!
Are you are like me and ever wondered if you could run for exercise and actually enjoy it? Before I made the commitment to my first 5k, I seriously had a love hate relationship with running. Memories from my former physical education days of when Coach would mention running the mile, I could immediately feel my body react with the cramp in my side, knots in my

02/03/2020

The Importance of Social Competencies
By Pam Phillippe Growing up is a lot like learning to play the piano.  You need to learn some basic skills and you need someone to teach you those skills

11/20/2017

Hand Washing and Petting Zoos
By Pam Phillippe Fair time is just around the corner, and with fairs come petting zoos.  Keeping your children safe around fair and petting zoo animals is important, including good hand washing hygiene

11/20/2017

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    Who doesn’t like a barbecue or a picnic?
    By Pam Phillippe Who doesn’t like a barbecue or a picnic? Fresh air and the aroma are enough to tempt any appetite, whether it is around a 4-H campfire or at a family cookout in the backyard. A simple outdoor meal can be just as nutritious and appetizing as those meals prepared at home

    11/20/2017

    Eating Well in The Morning
    By Pam Phillippe Skipping breakfast is a no-brainer – literally. Skip breakfast, and your brain and body suffer all day

    11/20/2017