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UF/IFAS Extension
Pasco County

Extension provides non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and serve as a bridge between the research labs of the university and the local community.

36702 County Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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In Honor of National Nutrition Month, let’s talk about antioxidants.  If you’ve ever tried to improve your diet, chances are, you’ve heard of this


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National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”


Upcoming ServSafe class in Pasco County
The ServSafe Manager’s class and exam session will be offered again in Pasco County at our Dade City office.  ServSafe is the national food safety certification for those working, or planning to work, in the food industry


Upcoming Water Bath Canning Class Spring 2023
Last year during strawberry season, did you pick a little too many strawberries?  Were you looking for ways to cook and bake with them, freeze them, or finding other ways to eat them before they went bad?  This year, pick as many strawberries as you want, but make sure to first attend this workshop on canning strawberry preserves so that you’ll have other options for your excess berries again this season!  This hands-on class will show you.


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    Track old spending habits to ensure a successful 2023
    Now that we made it 30 days past Christmas, you likely have received your latest credit card statement(s) with your holiday spending by now.  If you are one of the 35% of Americans who took on holiday debt, you be may in financial stress


    Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
    By Syreeta McDonald, Extension Intern Carbohydrates, or carbs, are an essential part of our diet. Carbs are broken down into glucose, which is the primary source of energy for our bodies