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UF/IFAS Extension
Sarasota County

A county, state and federal partnership, we translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to 4-H youth development; agriculture; gardening and landscaping; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; and sustainability.

Contact

sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu
941.861.9900
6700 Clark Road (Twin Lakes Park, Green Building)
Sarasota, Fla. 34241

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Food Label Dates: Cleaning out fading foods
We know that paying attention to the dates on food items is important, and that manufactures provide these dates to tell consumers about quality and, in some cases, food safety. In this last Food Label Dates post, we will talk about determining if or when to throw out food items

01/23/2020

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EVENT: Prepping your Florida home before you leave
Whether you're bracing for a storm or packing up for summer back north, we can help you keep your Florida home safe and sound, starting with our March 6 "Closing Up Your Florida Home" class. Unoccupied homes in Florida are prime targets for mildew growth, storm damage, pests and a host of other issues

02/14/2020

Food Label Dates: Basics for the consumer
We've started 2020. When you roll over the calendar, it's a good reminder to roll through your food pantry

01/22/2020

Stand Up & Holler for UF/IFAS!
It's Gator Nation Giving Day! When you give to UF/IFAS, you partner with a network of faculty, students and volunteers who are creating positive and lasting change in Florida and beyond. “Stand up and holler” for the UF/IFAS program that means the most to you! This year we have some

02/20/2020

Food Label Dates: Cracking down on egg freshness
In our previous Food Label Dates posts, we talked about some terminology used on the food packaging. But what about eggs? Besides all the different sizes and varieties of eggs, how long do eggs keep their peak freshness? When I'm at the store and see someone standing in front of the egg area, I often notice that people are focused on whether all the eggs are in perfect condition and that none are broken

01/23/2020

Food Label Dates: What do all those dates mean?
In the last Food Label Dates post, we discussed why it's important to pay attention to food product dating. It helps us know if the item is still of good quality, and lets us know if the food is safe to eat

01/23/2020

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    Food Label Dates: Basics for the consumer
    We've started 2020. When you roll over the calendar, it's a good reminder to roll through your food pantry

    01/22/2020

    Helping with energy efficiency
    Andy Tugendhat has been selected as the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County volunteer of the month for September. In his role as an Energy Coach volunteer, Andy has been a valuable member of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Sustainability team

    12/02/2019