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UF/IFAS Extension
Jefferson County

The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service conducts research-based educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, marine interest, and 4-H youth development. Programs are designed to meet various age groups, economic levels and social situations.

Contact

jefferson@ufl.edu
(850)342-0187
2729 W Washington Hwy
Monticello, FL 32344

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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WHIP+ Application Deadline October 30
The deadline to apply for the WHIP+ program (crop losses associated with Hurricane Michael) is October 30, 2020. See the press release from USDA below for more info

10/16/2020

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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

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

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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    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

    Tips to Help You Weather the Storm
    Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It's officially hurricane season here in Florida and that means it's time to review and rebuild your disaster kit. Take some time to go through your kit and make sure you have everything you need

    06/03/2020