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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.

Contact

greich@pascocountyfl.net
(352)-518-0156
36702 State Road 52
Dade City, FL 33525-5198

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Cottage Food Business
Have you thought about starting your own food business, but you weren’t sure how to start?  Do you like making jams and jellies, or do you have a recipe for baking breads that you know others would love?  Do you make special pastries that your friends and family insist you sell to the public for others to enjoy?  If so, you may be want to look into starting your own cottage food business.  This business idea is small and simple: no need for

08/09/2018

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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

01/26/2018

Food Safety for Babies and Toddlers
Anyone is at high for getting a food borne illness if proper precautions aren’t met, but did you know that children under five are particularly susceptible to getting a food borne illness?  That is because their immune systems aren’t developed enough yet to fight off pathogens they may ingest.  In fact, of all cases of hospitalizations for food poisoning, such as for salmonella and certain E

06/18/2018

Sanjay Shukla and UF/IFAS Extension Innovation
Innovation has long been a value embedded in UF/IFAS Extension programming. From our first days over a century ago to what we are delivering today, Extension faculty have been committed to using technology and innovation in the delivery of educational programs

06/25/2018

Starting an Exercise Routine
Are you looking to start an exercise routine for the first time?  Or are you looking to pick up an exercise regimen again after taking some time off from physical activity?  Exercise can help prevent or reverse many chronic diseases; an inactive lifestyle has been linked to obesity, which can lead to many health problems.  But there are a few things you should know before diving right into it

07/31/2018

Food Safety for Fourth of July
Happy 4th of July!  Many of us have plans this week to watch fireworks, go to the beach, or hang out by the pool.  If any of your plans involves a picnic, barbeque, or pool party, you want to make sure you are safe from getting a foodborne illness

07/02/2018

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    Food Safety for Babies and Toddlers
    Anyone is at high for getting a food borne illness if proper precautions aren’t met, but did you know that children under five are particularly susceptible to getting a food borne illness?  That is because their immune systems aren’t developed enough yet to fight off pathogens they may ingest.  In fact, of all cases of hospitalizations for food poisoning, such as for salmonella and certain E

    06/18/2018

    Men’s Health Week
    Just like it was Women’s Health Week last month, men have their week, Men’s Health Week, this week, from June 11th to June 17th (it ends on Father’s Day every year, just like Women’s Health Week ends on Mother’s Day).  The purpose of this week is to promote awareness on health issues boys, men, and their families may face, messages on disease prevention, education materials, screening information, and more

    06/11/2018