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UF/IFAS Extension
Okaloosa County

The UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County is the outreach arm of the Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. It is a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Contact

austin.chisholm@ufl.edu
(850) 689-5850
3098 Airport Road
Crestview, FL 32539

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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I Heart Seafood
It’s February and for many, our thoughts turn to romance and other things that make the heart happy, like seafood! There is a strong “love” connection between consuming seafood and heart health.  Fish and shellfish are low in saturated fat, high in protein and fairly easy and quick to cook

02/02/2021

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Upcoming citrus, tomato & vegetable gardening seminars
The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Okaloosa County will be offering a seminar on growing citrus and a seminar on growing tomatoes at the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA) Home Show. And I will provide a vegetable gardening seminar on February 29 in Crestview

02/14/2020

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

11/29/2019

Stand Up & Holler for Extension on Gator Nation Giving Day
Thursday, February 18 is Gator Nation Giving Day, when University of Florida alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends worldwide all get a chance to Stand Up & Holler. We might have to use our inside voices when hollering this year, as Gator Nation Giving Day will be a virtual event

02/12/2021

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

After a Hurricane – Keep Food Safety in Mind
By:  Kendra Zamojski and Laurie Osgood If you lost power or your home was damaged by flooding, the food or water in your home could make you and your family sick. Fridge and Freezer Food Safety After only a few hours without electricity, refrigerated or frozen foods can reach a temperature that can make your food unsafe to eat

09/18/2020

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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

    11/29/2019

    How to Use a Food Thermometer
    You can’t tell by looking if your food is done cooking. Using a food thermometer not only ensures your food is properly cooked to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria, but it also prevents overcooking

    11/22/2019