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UF/IFAS Extension
Dixie County

UF/IFAS Extension Dixie County is a partnership between State, Federal, and County governments for the purpose of providing scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

99 NE 121st Steet
Cross City, FL 32628


Monday - Friday
8am - 12pm
1pm - 4pm

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Recreational Scallop Season 2021
Nothing says summer in the Nature Coast like the start of scalloping. Starting tomorrow, June 15th, thousands will splash into the clear water searching through carpets of seagrass for bay scallops


What's Going on in Florida

Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup 2021
Coastal cleanup by the numbers This year, the International Coastal Cleanup was a back in full swing and was a success! At least 140 volunteers braved the rain to remove nearly 2,500 pounds of trash from local shorelines. This is similar to the total


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


Fair Debt Collection Practices
For a lot of us, we don’t intend to leave a debt unpaid. For others, it is a tough decision that has to be made between buying groceries and medicine or paying the credit card payment


Holiday Gifting Guide for Families
Many parents have the conceived notion that the holidays require a whole lot of spending, but is this really true? When is comes to shopping for gifts for your children, consider the following: Purchase toys that are less expensive or used but high in quality Make your own toys/gadgets Give children award, certificates, or even get out of doing chore cards Sell toys that your children do not use anymore in order to purchase new.


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    Benefits of Physical Activity and COVID-19 Prevention
    If the COVID-19 pandemic has brought anything to our lives, it may very well be the opportunity for self-care, stress management and more physical activity. Sadly, for many, it has become a time of stress, weight gain, depression, and decreased activity


    Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Shopping “green” is more than just saving money
    In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we looked at food safety, starting at the store. Today, in our final (planned) post in the series, we discuss shopping "green