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Osceola County

UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County is a partnership between the University Of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, The United States Department of Agriculture, and Osceola County Government.

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ci.gonzalez@ufl.edu
(321) 697-3000
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744-6107

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Monday - Friday - now by appointment only Call for appointment 321-697-3000
8:00am - 5:00pm

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Starting a New Food Business in the New Year
If you have some kitchen skills and are looking for a way to make some money, a small-scale food business might pay off. Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows you to make certain foods in your home kitchen to sell without registering your kitchen as a food facility or obtaining food permits

01/04/2021

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Is it OK to plant a veggie garden now?
Is it OK to plant a veggie garden now?  The answer is Yes, as long as you stick to the winter crops.  Some of the best ones for now are broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and many others

10/14/2019

Water Wednesday Recap – Hurricane Preparedness
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave us an informative talk about emergency water supplies

06/29/2020

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

01/05/2021

How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well
Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink

09/18/2020

What Should I Do After My Drinking Well Is Flooded?
Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms. They produce strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall

08/06/2020

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    Water Wednesday Recap – Hurricane Preparedness
    The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave us an informative talk about emergency water supplies

    06/29/2020

    Plants for your health
    With recent disruptions in the availability of food and basic supplies, people are looking at how they can be more self-sufficient. Many of you are growing your own vegetables and fruits; why not grow your own health supplements too? Here are some plants to keep you healthy that anyone can grow

    06/17/2020