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UF/IFAS Extension
Nassau County

Nassau County Extension staff conduct programs in 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Lawns Gardens & Landscapes, and Familes & Consumers.

Contact

nassau@ifas.ufl.edu
(904) 530-6353
543350 US Hwy 1
Callahan, FL 32011-6486

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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PURIFYING WATER
If the water supply is contaminated, or if you are under a Boil Water Advisory, all water to be used for drinking, hand washing, washing fruits and vegetables, dish washing, or cooking, must purified (e.g

09/10/2018

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Edible Garden Workshop
Growing your own vegetables and fruits can be rewarding and healthy. Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet can help reduce the risk of diseases, and gardening gives you an opportunity to exercise while enjoying Florida’s outdoor living

09/24/2018

Countertop Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Countertop Storage of Fruits and Vegetables When storing fruits and vegetables on the counter, the storage area should be away from direct sunlight to prevent produce from becoming too warm. To help prevent moisture loss in the produce place the product in a vented plastic bowl or a perforated plastic bag

07/23/2018

Sanjay Shukla and UF/IFAS Extension Innovation
Innovation has long been a value embedded in UF/IFAS Extension programming. From our first days over a century ago to what we are delivering today, Extension faculty have been committed to using technology and innovation in the delivery of educational programs

06/25/2018

Safe Handling of Refrigerated Food in a Power Outage
As a result of thunderstorms, hurricanes, and other disturbances, power outages occur more often than we desire. Outages are not only an inconvenience, but also a safety issue, particularly when it comes to food

09/10/2018

Are You Ready, YET?
The Nassau County Youth Emergency Team (YET) completed its inaugural year in 2017-2018 with 17 graduates. This innovative program partnered Nassau County 4-H and Emergency Management utilizing the fundamental curriculum from Teen CERT and partnering it with the philosophies of 4-H

08/14/2018

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    Countertop Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
    Countertop Storage of Fruits and Vegetables When storing fruits and vegetables on the counter, the storage area should be away from direct sunlight to prevent produce from becoming too warm. To help prevent moisture loss in the produce place the product in a vented plastic bowl or a perforated plastic bag

    07/23/2018

    Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Better Taste
    Fruits and Vegetables that can be Stored in the Refrigerator Many fruits and vegetables should be stored only at room temperatures because refrigerator temperatures damage them or prevent them from ripening to good flavor and texture.  For example, when stored in the refrigerator, bananas develop black skin and do not gain good sweetness, and sweet potatoes take on off-flavors and a hard core when cooked after being

    07/23/2018