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UF/IFAS Extension
St Lucie County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

Contact

lachancec@ufl.edu
(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Hours

Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tues - Fri 1 p.m.-3; Sat 9 a.m. - 11

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Tools for Moving People Out of Poverty
Several months ago, I wrote about perceptions of poverty and mentioned some programs around the country aimed at alleviating poverty.  Today I want to remind readers about two existing tools that, used together, can make a huge impact in moving people out of poverty

10/01/2018

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Cottage Food – The Foodie Side Gig
Do you make the best breads ever? Cookies maybe?  Are you looking for a way to make extra money?  Have I got an opportunity for you!  Being a Cottage Food Operator may be just what you are looking for. Florida Cottage Food Laws Years ago, when bake sales were all the rage for school fundraisers and such, states struggled to update food laws to accommodate such events

08/24/2018

Debt Collectors Calling? Here’s help
Stuff happens. Sometimes, through bad planning, circumstance or whatever, we get behind on our bills

07/06/2018

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

Hurricane Insurance Considerations
Living in Florida has benefits and drawbacks just as anywhere but here we have the additional stress of watching the tropics for developing storms from June 1 to November 30. Our local emergency management officials work hard to inform Florida residents of preparations to take in advance of an approaching storm

09/11/2018

Resilience – A Skill for Success
Resilience.  Its a word I hadn't thought much about until I attended a training on it

08/06/2018

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    Debt Collectors Calling? Here’s help
    Stuff happens. Sometimes, through bad planning, circumstance or whatever, we get behind on our bills

    07/06/2018

    Managing Mosquitoes During Hurricane Season
      Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and continues until November 30th.  With heavy rains comes pooling water and mosquito breeding

    06/20/2018