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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 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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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


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For Valentine’s Day, Invest in Being Better Together
Valentine’s Day is near and love is the air. For many, February 14th is the one day we set aside to celebrate love and the relationships in our lives


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


Stress and Cattle and Beef Quality Assurance
We all know that stress is not good for us and leads to health problems. Stress can also be detrimental to cattle in ways we may not easily see


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    Healthy Halloween Alternatives
    Trick Or Treat: Sweet Alternatives By Syreeta McDonald, Extension Intern For most people, October marks the beginning of the holiday season. If you celebrate Halloween, you are likely already stocking up on the seasonal candy to pass out to all the costumed kids that knock on your door


    Finances Before and After a Natural Disaster
    The general rule to have 3-6 months’ worth of expenses saved in your emergency fund takes on a whole new meaning when someone goes through a natural disaster.  A hurricane can wreak havoc on family finances, everything from going into collections due to missed communications with creditors and utility companies, to lowered credit scores, foreclosure, credit card debt, bankruptcy, and job loss