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UF/IFAS Extension
Putnam County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

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putnam@ifas.ufl.edu
(386) 329-0318
111 Yelvington Rd., Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131

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Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Water Wednesday Recap – Hurricane Preparedness
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Are you prepared for this hurricane season? Last Water Wednesday, the Family Consumer Sciences Agents LuAnn Duncan in Sumter County and Lisa Hamilton in Volusia County gave us an informative talk about emergency water supplies

06/29/2020

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Selecting Beef Cuts for Grilling
With the 4th of July being this Saturday, we want to share some tips with you on selecting beef cuts for grilling! Watch as UF/IFAS Levy County Extension Director, Ed Jennings, describes what makes certain cuts perfect for grilling and which cuts you'd want to avoid purchasing if you plan to grill this weekend. Happy Grilling!

06/30/2020

Health Benefits of Gardening
DID YOU KNOW THESE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARDENING?  30 minutes of digging and shoveling burns about 150 calories. This is equivalent to riding a stationary bike at the gym for the same amount of time

06/29/2019

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens
In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search of baby chicks that would grow up to produce eggs fresh from the backyard

07/09/2020

Start Simple with MyPlate App Challenges
Making Healthy Choices If you aren’t sure where to start when you want to begin eating a healthier diet.  USDA’s ChooseMyPlate is a reliable resource to get you started

03/13/2020

Living a Long Life and Inspiring Movement
A few weeks ago, I was chatting with a colleague about a strength training program she was teaching. In our conversation, she shared that one of her participants was 90 years old

02/13/2020

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    Health Benefits of Gardening
    DID YOU KNOW THESE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARDENING?  30 minutes of digging and shoveling burns about 150 calories. This is equivalent to riding a stationary bike at the gym for the same amount of time

    06/29/2019

    #ImSavingForSweepstakes
    Share Your Savings Goal and Win up to $750 in the #ImSavingForSweepstakes To celebrate the upcoming America Saves Week (Feb. 26-March 3, 2018), America Saves is launching the #ImSavingForSweepstakes

    02/10/2018