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UF/IFAS Extension
Gulf County County

From energy conservation to growing better tomatoes to helping youngsters develop self-esteem, University of Florida/Gulf County Extension Service offers a wealth of practical information for today’s families.

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gulf@ifas.ufl.edu
(850) 639-3200
232 E. Lake Ave., P.O. Box 250
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

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Main Office: Monday - Friday
Open to Public: 8am - 4pm Central Time
Satellite Office: 502 E. 4th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (days/times vary)

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High Fructose Corn Syrup: Saint or Sinner?
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences I was recently asked about whether high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was a “good” or “bad” ingredient. The simple answer is that it is not that simple

11/09/2018

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Fall Canning – Jams & Jellies
RESCHEDULED! WHAT: Fall Canning Workshop - Jams & Jellies DATE: November 10, 2018 TIME: 9:00am - Noon LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville COST: $15/person To register, please call Samantha Kennedy at (850) 926-3931.     Extension programs are open to everyone

10/02/2018

After the storm, recovery begins
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences A Storm of Historic Proportions Hurricane Michael was a storm of historic proportions, slamming into the Florida Panhandle and wreaking havoc on millions of people across the Big Bend region. Now that the storm has passed, the hurricane recovery phase has begun

10/31/2018

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service                                    Office of Emergency Management  Through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), FNS is able to quickly offer short-term food assistance benefits to families suffering in the wake of a disaster. Eligible households receive one month of benefits,

11/02/2018

Choosing the best credit card
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Make the Right Choice With the holidays fast approaching, it may be tempting to apply for another credit card or two in order to have a little extra money to cover added expenses.  However, opening new lines of credit just to increase purchasing power is generally not a good idea, especially if the impending credit card bills do not fit within the monthly

10/31/2018

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    After the storm, recovery begins
    Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences A Storm of Historic Proportions Hurricane Michael was a storm of historic proportions, slamming into the Florida Panhandle and wreaking havoc on millions of people across the Big Bend region. Now that the storm has passed, the hurricane recovery phase has begun

    10/31/2018

    “Peanut Butter for the Panhandle”
    Wakulla 4-H Hurricane Relief Efforts A few weeks ago, members of Wakulla 4-H were preparing to win the 2018 Peanut Butter Challenge. After October 10, Wakulla 4-H members jumped into hurricane relief efforts and the annual peanut butter collection was replaced by efforts to collect and distribute hurricane relief supplies

    10/30/2018