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UF/IFAS Extension
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.

Contact

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

Hours

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

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There’s More Than One Way to Thaw a Turkey
Around this time of year, I usually get questions about how to safely thaw a turkey. It's a big bird

11/15/2018

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Spring Festival and Plant Sale
Every year the Osceola County Master Gardener have two plant sales to provide the community unique plants and education. During the last sale we asked the visitors if they will like more vendors and the answer was YES! After few meetings and many considerations, we decided to not have a Fall Plant sale and concentrate all our efforts for a Florida Friendly Landscaping Spring Festival and Plant Sale, this event will be on Saturday, February 23,

11/08/2018

So You Want to Join a Gym: What You Need to Know
I have a confession to make: I am a gym rat. I was introduced to the gym when I was 13 years old and have made it my second home over the past 20+ years

06/06/2018

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

The FITT Principle
If you are active daily, you may notice that certain activities get easier over time. Maybe you don't breathe as hard as you used to; maybe you can engage in that activity for a longer period of time; maybe you feel less tired

07/13/2018

Sanitizing Solution: Taking the Extra Step
How do you clean your kitchen when you're done preparing a meal? Do you wipe down the countertop with soap or another cleaner? Do you use store-bought sanitizing wipes or home-made sanitizer? Or do you do both? When we are at home, we may not think about cleaning beyond wiping down countertops with soap and water. But it's good practice to take it one step further by using sanitizing solution

06/21/2018

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    So You Want to Join a Gym: What You Need to Know
    I have a confession to make: I am a gym rat. I was introduced to the gym when I was 13 years old and have made it my second home over the past 20+ years

    06/06/2018

    What’s in Your Peanut Butter?
    Anyone who has worked with me in the last five years knows that I have a serious love for peanut butter. My employee picture should include me holding a jar of PB, because that's pretty much my normal look around the office

    04/16/2018