It’s been a busy year so far at the Extension Office for Family and Consumer Sciences. Many people may say, what exactly is family and consumer sciences?
For some people, home economics, may be a more familiar term. In today’s world, ... READ MORE
In light of the current Equifax breach, I thought I'd put together a short list of security precautions that may be useful. Please let me know if you have any additional ideas for protecting your financial accounts or any alternatives ... READ MORE
An air conditioner's filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida IFAS Extension has teamed up with Virginia Tech to offer free bacteria testing for well users affected by Hurricane Irma. So far, five counties—Lee, Pasco, Marion, Sarasota and Clay—are participating.
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Whether your home was flooded or your home had a leaky roof, mold can grow from water damage in your house. By not attending to it quickly, it can spread, and will not only make cleanup more daunting, but can continue to negatively impact your ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hundreds of residents are lining up for assistance from FEMA now that Hurricane Irma has come and gone. But, many may be turned away for not having proper documentation or information.
“We want to help as ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- While residents are cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, and many are still without electricity and clean water, it is not unexpected that some are starting to show symptoms of stress. Heidi Radunovich, a psychologist ... READ MORE
by Tom Nordlie
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season by following research-based guidelines and common sense, urges a University of Florida food safety expert.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Now that Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc and destruction, residents may be wondering what to do first. Angela Lindsey, the UF/IFAS Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network, offers ... READ MORE