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UF/IFAS Extension
Jackson County

University of Florida Extension in Jackson provides educational programs on agriculture, home gardening, natural resource management, food preservation and nutrition, family financial management, health and wellness, and youth development.

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jackson@ifas.ufl.edu
(850) 482-9620
2741 Penn Ave. Suite 3
Marianna, FL 32448

Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 - 4:30 PM Central

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February is National Canned Food Month
In 1795, Napoleon needed a better way to preserve large quantities of food for his troops during the Napoleonic Wars, so his government offered a reward of 12,000 francs for the invention of a new food preservation method. In 1809, Nicolas Appert won that award with his canning technique that used glass containers that were sealed then heated to a set temperature

02/23/2021

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Jackson County Implements Limited Public Access Policy to Jackson County Agricultural Office Complex
The Board of County Commissioners met on March 17, 2020 and declared that Jackson County is now operating in a State of Emergency due to COVID19.  At this time, there have been no positive cases of Corona Virus confirmed in Jackson County

03/18/2020

Celebrate Watermelons!
Watermelon is a tasty treat so celebrating watermelons in August sounds like a great reason to break out all the delicious and healthy watermelon recipes I’ve been saving—like this one for Watermelon Limeade. Did you know that eating watermelon provides your body with Vitamins A, B6, C and potassium? Red watermelons are also a good source of lycopene

08/26/2020

Squirrels are People, Too
Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee I inherited my appreciation of nature from my father. I don’t know if he loved bees and butterflies as much as I do, but he definitely loved birds

04/01/2021

A Healthy Table: Virtual Cooking School
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have turned to cooking more meals at home. Preparing meals and eating at home has many benefits

02/02/2021

Jackson County COVID19 Business Support Grant Program
Opportunity Florida, on behalf of Jackson County, will be accepting grant applications from businesses that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 (farms and agricultural businesses are included).  The funding for these grants has been awarded to the County through the CARES Act 2020 from the federal government via the State of

09/10/2020

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    Celebrate Watermelons!
    Watermelon is a tasty treat so celebrating watermelons in August sounds like a great reason to break out all the delicious and healthy watermelon recipes I’ve been saving—like this one for Watermelon Limeade. Did you know that eating watermelon provides your body with Vitamins A, B6, C and potassium? Red watermelons are also a good source of lycopene

    08/26/2020

    Jackson County Extension Welcomes New Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
    The Jackson County Extension Service is excited to welcome Terri Keith as the new Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Keith will be providing science-based information from the University of Florida to help Jackson County citizens make wise choices about health and wellness, food and nutrition, consumer issues, and money management

    04/15/2020