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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
25550 Harbor View Rd #3
Port Charlotte, FL 33980

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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UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Cheese Making (October 12, 2019)
Want to learn how to make your own fresh and delicious ricotta and mozzarella at home? Then this workshop is for you! DATE: October 12, 2019 TIME: 9:00am to Noon LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Ave. in Crawfordville COST: $20/person To register, please call Samantha Kennedy at 850

09/16/2019

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

Controlling insects naturally
Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might look like it was the main course at an insect dinner party! Even though less than 1% of insects are truly ‘pests’, most people prefer to not see insects inside or outside

09/12/2019

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