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.

(850) 482-9620
2741 Penn Ave. Suite 3
Marianna, FL 32448


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

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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


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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


Dine In on December 3rd
Make the pledge to Dine In on Tuesday, December 3rd.  Dine In for better health – physical, social, and cultural


Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase
During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows. The study also serves as a cautionary tale for how people might want to eat in future pandemics


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


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


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    Dine In on December 3rd
    Make the pledge to Dine In on Tuesday, December 3rd.  Dine In for better health – physical, social, and cultural


    Stress Management Tips for the Holiday Hullabaloo
    The holidays are upon us! The holidays are a beloved time of year for many, but they are also a source of stress. Stress is defined by an individual’s values, beliefs, and perceptions, so it may look different to everyone