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UF/IFAS Extension
TAYLOR County

From learning principles of proper nutrition to growing profitable crops - from helping youth develop leadership skills and self esteem to creating artificial reefs - Taylor County's Extension Service offers a wealth of practical information for the citizens of our county.

Contact

taylor@ifas.ufl.edu
(850) 838-3508
203 Forest Park Dr.
Perry, FL 32348

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Homeshooling: Survival Mode
Have you ever heard the phrase, "momma needs a minute"?  I am sure some of you are thinking momma needs more than a minute, as parents begin to juggle homeschool and work.  Parents went from juggling homework, ball practices and family schedules, to practicing social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19

04/13/2020

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Weekend Backpack Program……Feeding One Child at a Time
When students leave school for the weekend, the last thing they should have to worry about is how they are going to get their next meal.  Thanks to Taylor County's Weekend Backpack Program, weekends are worry free for a lot of kids in our community

11/19/2019

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

How to Make Social Distancing More Fun for Kids at Home
While we are all learning a new norm of how-to social distance ourselves, let’s try to find ways to make the best of it.  There are lots of activities we an still do with our family during this time

03/30/2020

During This Unprecedented Time of Social Distancing, Try Cooking With Your Kids
Many people are staying at home right now without a clue of what to do while social distancing due to the coronavirus.  Instead of looking at it as a disruption or inconvenience, let's look at it as a time to reconnect with our family

03/26/2020

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    Weekend Backpack Program……Feeding One Child at a Time
    When students leave school for the weekend, the last thing they should have to worry about is how they are going to get their next meal.  Thanks to Taylor County's Weekend Backpack Program, weekends are worry free for a lot of kids in our community

    11/19/2019

    Do Kids Get Brain Drain from Too Much Screen Time
    Have you ever thought about how much time your kids spend on "media"?  Do you think about how IPads, cell phones, social media, games, and TV are a dominant force in children's lives?  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, young people spend more hours on media per day than they do in school- it is the leading activity other than sleeping. Today's children have grown up with a vast array of electronic devices at their

    11/19/2019