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Proper Food Storage and Food Safety

                Store Food Properly to Prevent A Major Food Safety Risk According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the improper storage of food is one of the major… Read More

Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Germs and Viruses

Proper Handwashing Can Reduce the Number of Harmful Microorganisms on Your Hands Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and families from getting sick.  Germs are everywhere so you need to wash your hands often… Read More

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… Read More

Emeralds of the Landscape: Florida’s Blueberries

An Important Agricultural Commodity Sprinkled around Alachua County, these tiny, blue, and sweet agricultural emeralds flourish. They are found at large agricultural production farms or in someone’s backyard. Of course, I am referring to blueberries. Blueberries are grown… Read More

The Power of Spuds

The Powerful Spud Last Friday was Valentine’s Day, so, like always, I end up singing “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News. As an extension agent, Valentine’s Day also serves as an excellent reminder to… Read More

Florida Master Money Mentors Needed for Alachua County Extension

Apply to be a Florida Master Money Mentor The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Family and Consumer Science Program is recruiting individuals to be Florida Master Money Mentors.  Are you interested in helping individuals improve their financial health?  Do… Read More