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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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Indian River County Extension Accepts Peanut Butter Challenge
By Yvonne Florian, Indian River Extension, Program Assistant and Christine Kelly-Begazo. Indian River County Extension has taken up the Challenge!! For the past few years, the UF IFAS Extension offices in the Florida Panhandle, where the country's second largest peanut crop is grown, have been challenging each other to collect as many unopened jars of peanut butter as possible for their local food

11/26/2019

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

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Marlena Moore
Marlena Moore always wanted to be a part of agriculture. With an affinity for numbers, majoring in food and resource economics was a perfect fit

12/11/2019

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

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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    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

    Health Promotion in Communities of Faith
    According to the CDC, more than 46 million Americans (about 15 percent of the U.S

    07/22/2019