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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 Centennial Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33953

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Invest In Yourself
By Kristie Popa Self-improvement is the improvement of your own knowledge, status or character using your own effort.  It is important that you take time to improve yourself by setting goals which will help set you on a path to a better you! The month of September serves as Self Improvement Month and is the perfect time to focus on you! This is the opportunity to challenge yourself in new ways and that can be done in a variety of

08/31/2020

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Corn Is A-Maize-Ing
By Kristie Popa When you picture corn, what do you think of?  Yellow corn on the cob or crunchy popcorn?  Corn also called maize, provides us with many items including cornstarch, cooking oil, sweeteners, cereal, beverages and over 4,000 other products that we use each and every day. On June 11th, we will celebrate National Corn on the Cob day

06/10/2020

Lynnette Jean Named Family Nutrition Program Associate Director
By Stella Harbilas Lynnette Jean has been named the new associate director for the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program. She began her official duties July 10, 2020 “My focus in leading the Family Nutrition Program is on leveraging our strengths and expertise with those of our community partners,” said Jean

10/12/2020

July is National Ice Cream Month!
By Kristie Popa In the summer of 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream month. The proclamation stated “Ice cream is a nutritious and wholesome food, enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States

07/20/2020

Cell Phone Savvy
By Kristie Popa Whether you have a tablet or a cell phone, you most likely have the ability to text and/or call someone whether it be a voice or video call.  It is important to remember that there is etiquette for using a cell phone, especially when you are in the company of others

07/14/2020

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    Corn Is A-Maize-Ing
    By Kristie Popa When you picture corn, what do you think of?  Yellow corn on the cob or crunchy popcorn?  Corn also called maize, provides us with many items including cornstarch, cooking oil, sweeteners, cereal, beverages and over 4,000 other products that we use each and every day. On June 11th, we will celebrate National Corn on the Cob day

    06/10/2020

    Stay Safe in the Sun
    By Kristie Popa Summer is almost here and the warmer weather is calling us outside!  Being outside has a tremendous amount of benefits including the opportunity for Vitamin D and exercise, but it also brings a chance for sun damage in as little as 15 minutes of exposure. Sun protection methods are extremely important throughout the year but especially when you are spending your days outside enjoying the warm air, beach, outdoor games and

    05/26/2020