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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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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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EVENT: Instant pressure cooker basics
Sure, you could "experiment" in the kitchen with your new, electric multicooker, the great tool that it is for working professionals, busy parents and active seniors. But, better to join us Jan

01/21/2020

To Keto or Not to Keto…That Is the Question
You may have come across the term “keto” lately in conversation, or seen it on food packaging, recipes, and across social media. Pictures of fatty foods like bacon, cheese, and even butter in coffee

07/26/2019

UF Students Compete as Finalists in National Product Development Baking Competition
A team of University of Florida food science and human nutrition graduate students have been selected as one of three college groups to compete as finalists for the nation’s most prominent scholarship competition for students pursuing careers in food technology and science, baking and culinary arts. The students will compete in the final round of the American Society of Baking (ASBE) Product Development Competition on March 1, 2020 at

01/16/2020

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

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

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    To Keto or Not to Keto…That Is the Question
    You may have come across the term “keto” lately in conversation, or seen it on food packaging, recipes, and across social media. Pictures of fatty foods like bacon, cheese, and even butter in coffee

    07/26/2019

    Keeping the Weight Off…..For Good
    When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run

    07/24/2019