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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Routine for Back to School
With school starting last week here in Pasco County, it’s important for your child to establish routine.  Not only does routine make life easier on the parents (you’ll know what time they should turn off the TV!), but it establishes good habits for your child, and improves their social and emotional wellbeing (Shrier and Neff, 2019)


What's Going on Near You

Dade City Watson Park Community Gardens are Open for Planting!
January 26, 2018 was a great day for the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office. County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent, Dr


Salad in the Summer
Some people don’t think salad can be a main meal.  They look at it as an appetizer


Conserve Water with High-Efficiency Rotary Irrigation Nozzles
The landscape irrigation system is one of the largest water-using appliances. This may account for up to 50% of a home’s water use


Let’s Walk Florida is Coming to Pasco County!
We all know by now that living a sedentary lifestyle is not healthy.  Countless studies show its association with obesity, cancer, and other chronic conditions


Upcoming Weight Management Class
UF Extension will be teaching another class at the Advent Health Zephyrhills wellness center.  It is a 12 week program called Towards Permanent Weight Management


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    Salad in the Summer
    Some people don’t think salad can be a main meal.  They look at it as an appetizer


    Early Hurricane Prep
    If you prepare for a hurricane when a hurricane is approaching, you will find yourself panicking: can I take time off from work to prepare my home?  Are there any other stores in the area that might have batteries and water left?  Is the shelter closest to me pet-friendly?  These are all questions you should address prior to a hurricane coming.  June is the first month of hurricane season, but because it’s typically a “quiet”