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UF/IFAS Extension
St. Johns County

In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida. St. Johns County Commissioners provide support for local faculty, staff and facilities. Check out our recent blog posts below. You can "sort by your interest" to see blogs from other program areas.

Contact

stjohns@ifas.ufl.edu
(904) 209-0430
3125 Agricultural Center Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays

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Thanksgiving Nutrition!
Stuff the bird and not yourself! According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat from eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The worst part is that these figures don’t include breakfast or a late evening snack

11/04/2019

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FCS and Horticulture Get Hands Dirty!
Terra Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns Horticulture Agent and myself will be hosting a summer camp on growing and using herbs

05/31/2019

Osteoporosis Risk Factors
Osteoporosis, or ‘porous bone’, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Men, as well as women, are affected by osteoporosis, a disease that can be prevented and treated

10/28/2019

UF Professor Speaks at MKEI Symposium
Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute (MKEI) invited distinguished University of Florida guest speaker to take part in the MKEI Annual Symposium

11/14/2019

Do I Have Enough to Retire?
When the time finally comes to retire, the first question asked is, “Will I have enough to retire?” A 2018 Bankrate survey found 61 percent of Americans don’t have a clue about how much they need to save for their future. How much you need is based on what type of standard of living you want

10/28/2019

What is Bone?
A question always asked at my calcium related programs for middle elementary grades is: How many bones does an adult body have? I get various answers but the correct one is 206. Bones serve various paramount functions in our body including: provide support to our skeletal system; stores minerals and lipids especially calcium; produce blood cells which are produced in the red marrow, which fills the internal cavities of many bones;

10/28/2019

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    Osteoporosis Risk Factors
    Osteoporosis, or ‘porous bone’, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased risk of fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Men, as well as women, are affected by osteoporosis, a disease that can be prevented and treated

    10/28/2019

    Perishable Food Safety
    The Atlantic Hurricane season is officially from June 1st through November 30th according to the National Hurricane Center. By living in Florida means being aware of potential hurricanes for those six months

    10/28/2019