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UF/IFAS Extension
Hillsborough County

Located just minutes from Tampa, UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County provides education and information to Hillsborough County residents and businesses through workshops, publications, and mass media.

(813) 744-5519
5339 South CR-579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Hispanic Heritage Month
"Should I call you Latino/Latina/Latinx, Hispanic, or Chicano/Chicana?" We have all been there… so what is the correct term? The truth is no matter which term you use people will often disagree because we use all of these terms as identity markers. National Hispanic heritage month is celebrated every year from September 15th to October 15th


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One-on-One Financial Guidance
Free One-on-One Financial Guidance UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County provides free one-on-one help with basic personal finance topics. We have Florida Master Money Mentors who can help you develop a strategy to reach your financial goals


The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor


Tree Trimming and Electric Power Lines – Questions and Answers
Common Questions and Answers Is it true that electric utilities are required by federal law to cut down trees near their power lines? No. To prevent power outages, federally approved reliability standards require utilities to manage vegetation growth along the path of their larger power transmission lines to prevent trees or other vegetation from contacting the power lines


Tree Pruning Sealants
There are numerous instances where pruning is necessary to promote a tree’s health, provide clearance for sidewalks/roads, reduce hazards to people and property, and train and shape a young tree. Pruning cuts also create potential entry points for insect and disease organisms


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    Trees – Symbols of Freedom in the United States
    In 1765 England imposed the Stamp Act on the American colonies. The Act imposed a tax on all papers, newspapers, advertisements, and other publications and legal documents


    Healthy Family Meals, $15 or less
    Can you make a family meal for $15? I put it to the test and found out that you can definitely make family meals for $15! And I am not talking only about spaghetti or casseroles, even though those are excellent choices. But you can also make meatloaf, chicken with kale garlic noodles, and stuffed peppers