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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.

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Food During a Storm
  While it’s good to stock up now on nonperishable food, do you know what to do with your current refrigerated food before the storm hits?  Perishable food becomes compromised during a power outage after a certain amount of time.  Yes, food waste is a huge inconvenience and a cost burden to households


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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


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


Small Ruminants for Small Properties
People who own ‘small acreage’ usually look to have some ‘small agriculture’ that perhaps enhances their income or enhances their rural lifestyle. Poultry are a popular choice because they are relatively easy to manage


Lo que debe saber sobre los mosquitos y la recuperación después de un huracán
For the English version, please use this link Después de un huracán, las inundaciones y los escombros dispersos retienen agua y se convierten en criaderos ideales para mosquitos. "Lo más probable es que se observe un aumento en el número de mosquitos en las semanas posteriores a un huracán", dijo


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    What to know about mosquitoes and hurricane recovery
    Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace. After a hurricane, flooding and scattered debris that hold water are breeding grounds for mosquitoes


    Spotting scams after the storm
    After disasters sweep through an area, an unfortunate reality usually follows: fraudulent offers of funding and/or services to those regaining their bearings in the first hours, days and weeks of recovery. Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County family and consumer sciences agent and accredited financial counselor, says the best defense against scammers is to be cautious when