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Wakulla Teens Complete Leadership Camp and Introduction to “CERT” Training

Trailblazing Teens Over five days from June 14 to 18, 27 teens made Wakulla history. They were the inaugural participants in the county’s first Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course.  The first graduates of the program… Read More

Disaster preparedness: consider shelf-stable food safety

As you know, our official storm/hurricane season starts June 1. Have you begun to prepare? A good first step is to look in your pantry for shelf-stable foods. Of course, what IS a shelf-stable food? And, how does… Read More

Hurricane Preparedeness for Citrus Groves

Its that time of year again. Hurricane Season, and with it comes lots of wind and rain.  Sometimes too much wind and rain.  It is important to be prepared for whatever mother nature throws your way. Especially when… Read More

Applications for 4-H Teen Leadership Camp Due April 30, 2021

Teen Leadership Camp Summer 2021 June 14-18, 2021 Location: Wakulla Visitors Center 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea, FL 32346 UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension and the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners in partnership with the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office… Read More

Homeowner’s Handbook updated to prepare Florida residents for disasters

Hurricanes and natural disasters are nothing new to Floridians, but we are in uncharted territory when we try to manage disasters during a pandemic. That makes making planning for disasters paramount. The second edition of the Homeowner’s Handbook… Read More

Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm

Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension livestock specialist, Doug Mayo Before the storm Preparing the pasture Secure loose objects or remove them from pastures. If possible, avoid placing cattle in pastures with electric… Read More

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension equine specialist, Carissa Wickens Before the storm Pasture vs. barn Depending on the shelter or structures available, horses are often best kept out at pasture during a… Read More

Before hurricanes arrive, plan to take care of your elderly loved ones

Imagine a hurricane is coming, not difficult for most Floridians. The cone of uncertainty is become ever more certain, and it’s aiming right at your area. With the storm imminent, you might find yourself in a position to… Read More

Tips to Help You Weather the Storm

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It’s officially hurricane season here in Florida and that means it’s time to review and rebuild your disaster kit. Take some time to go through your kit… Read More