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UF/IFAS Extension
Franklin County

The UF/IFAS Extension, Franklin County, is a Federal/State/County partnership dedicated in expanding knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources and life sciences; while, enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible.

Contact

Franklin@ifas.ufl.edu
850-653-9337
261 Dr. Frederick S. Humphries Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Accept the Challenge: Donate peanut butter to feed local families
Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! As many people continue to experience the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of the Apalachicola Bay,  an increased demand for food bank assistance remains. One ever-popular item in food pantries is peanut butter, a nutrient-dense spread made from a crop that’s heavily produced throughout North Florida

09/28/2020

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UPCOMING ONLINE CLASS: Cooking for 1 or 2
Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT to learn a few tips, tricks, and strategies for making healthy, balanced meals for 1 or 2 people. There is no fee for this class, but you MUST pre-register to participate

10/15/2020

CARES Act Funding in the Pipeline for COVID-Impacted Fishing Industry
We won’t see it tomorrow… but desperately needed funds for a hard-hit fishing industry is on the way.  Congress has allocated $300 million in relief funds for losses suffered by various fishery-related businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

08/03/2020

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

Peanut Butter is a Healthy Snack
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most versatile, nutritious, and shelf-stable foods out there is peanut butter.  Thought to be first invented by the Inca in ancient times, a version of peanut butter was developed in the United States in 1895 by Dr

09/24/2020

Steam Canning Safety Tips
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Over the last several months, as you’ve learned to adjust to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have become more interested in producing and preserving your own food. Home food preservation, more specifically canning, has grown in popularity in recent years, and if done correctly, can be a great way to stock up on healthy and delicious fruits,

08/06/2020

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    CARES Act Funding in the Pipeline for COVID-Impacted Fishing Industry
    We won’t see it tomorrow… but desperately needed funds for a hard-hit fishing industry is on the way.  Congress has allocated $300 million in relief funds for losses suffered by various fishery-related businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

    08/03/2020

    July is UV Safety Month
    Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences An abundance of sunshine is one of the many reasons why so many people love Florida. In fact, it is why we are known as “The Sunshine State

    07/24/2020