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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.

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

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Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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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

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/15/20 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

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

Show of Hands: Extension’s Role in the 2020 U.S. Census
Among the many parts of our lives that are complicated by COVID-19, add the U.S

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

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

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    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

    Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!
    Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Recently, the term “flesh-eating bacteria” has been used to refer to

    08/06/2019