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Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing

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February 16, 2024

As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing Fruit, Strawberries
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Seafood for the Holidays!


November 20, 2023

A New Tradition Holiday dinners often involve ham and turkey. After six weeks, you might think turkey is for the birds! In Florida, many families serve a coastal catch or two by adding fresh seafood to their meals during this festive season. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety
Tags: Christmas Recipes, Coastal Holiday Meals, Fishwatch, Food Safety, Fresh Fish, Fresh From Florida, Holiday, Holiday Classic, Holiday Recipes, Holiday Seafood, New Tradition, Oyster Dressing, Oysters, Recipes, Safe Oysters, Seafood, Seafood Safety, Selecting Seafood, Thanksgiving Recipes

Bay County 4-H Camps are in full swing!

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June 8, 2023

If you are looking for a summer activity for your child then look no further. Help your child develop pivotal life skills to help them grow and develop while having fun with their peers. You can still register for the following camps for the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Art, Art Camp, Bay County, Bay County 4-H Camps, Bugs, Cake, Cake Decoration, Child-friendly Activities, Decorating Cookies, Dessert, Life Skills Development, Peer Interaction, Plants, Science, Science Workshop, Summer, Summer Activities For Children, Summer Camp, Sweets, UF/IFAS Extension Office

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
A food thermometer checking the cooking temperature of chicken.

How to Use a Food Thermometer


November 22, 2019

You can’t tell by looking if your food is done cooking. Using a food thermometer not only ensures your food is properly cooked to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria, but it also prevents overcooking. Check out this video for more information: https://www.facebook.com/UFIFASNWFCS/videos/vl.3187756837932254/491642101442297/?type=1   Sources: IsItDoneYet.gov Is ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, , WORK & LIFE
Tags: Cooking Temperatures, Food Thermometer

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!


August 6, 2019

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environment, Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension, Water

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