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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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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


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


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


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


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    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


    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