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2021 Indian River County Peanut Butter Challenge: What a Success!


February 1, 2022

The 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge was a tight race to the finish line as our 4-H clubs competed to bring in the most pounds. It was most certainly a race, but not a challenge this year, for the University of Florida Institute for Food ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Crops, Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Peanut Association, Florida Peanut Growers, Food Drive, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, The Florida Peanut Producers Association, Treasure Coast Food Bank, UF/IFAS Extension In The Community
tubs full of jarred peanut butter

Indian River County Extension Peanut Butter Challenge 2021


October 14, 2021

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agricultural Extension Agent III, The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension's annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Crops, Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Peanut Association, Florida Peanut Growers, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Food Drive, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, Peanuts, Treasure Coast Food Bank, UF/IFAS Extension In The Community
Cars in line at vaccination site

My Covid-19 Vaccination Journey


February 24, 2021

By Violet Krochmalny and Christine Kelly-Begazo. Recently I was extremely fortunate to secure a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. It was in the early weeks of Indian River County Health Department's first come - first served online registration ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: CDC, Christine Kelly-Begazo, COVID, Health, Indian River County, Vaccination
variety of chicken eggs for incubation

My Embryology Experience thru a 4-H Restructured Event


April 23, 2020

By Yvonne Florian and Christine Kelly-Begazo Our 4-H embryo development display came to live at my house. It was meant as a 4-H demonstration for the Indian River County Firefighters' Fair which would run from March 13th through the 22nd. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Ag Literacy, Agriculture, Bobcats, Cancellations, Chicken Flock, Chicken Needs, Chicken-culture, Chickens, Chicks, Eggs, Embryology, Fair, Incubation, Predators, Quarantine, Raccoons, Raising Chickens

Looking up from Covid-19 Part 2 of 2


April 9, 2020

Part 2- Finding Supplies and Coping The Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic is changing our lives at this time, whether we want it to or not. Social distancing, frequent sanitizing of door knobs, supply shortages, and masks are becoming all too ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Farms, Hand Washing, Helping A Neighbor, Quarantine, Shop Local, Shopping, Social Distancing, Supplies, Telephone, Viruses, Work-at-home, You-pick
Children playing with large bubbles in a field

Looking up from Covid-19 – Part 1 of 2


April 8, 2020

For most of us, the Covid-19 illness may be little more than an inconvenience. Not everyone is going to come down with Covid-19 pneumonia. However, as health officials advise staying home as a way to prevent the further spread, we all may get ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Cabin Fever, COVID-19, Extension, Fresh Air, Hydration, Illness., Learning Virtually, Master Gardeners, Pesticide Exams, Sanity, Stay-cation, To-Do-List, Training, Work-at-home, Youth Development
Boy watching a waterbug insect in a jar of water

Pesticide CEU’s Available Online


March 27, 2020

Recently, all UF/IFAS Extension person-to-person meetings have been rescheduled for a later date. Due to health concerns, there will be no in-person Pesticide Training nor Pesticide Applicator Exams until further notice. If your license is ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: CEU's, Online Learning, Pest Control, Quarantine
Orange Folder, Florida state cut-out, and Smartphone

Indian River County Extension Updates: May 26, 2020


March 23, 2020

Indian River County Cooperative Extension office is open for telephone chats and e-mail. We will be accepting face to face appointments only for those who do not have access to e-mail or smart phone with proper masks worn. The Extension ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 2020 Updates, 4-H, COVID-19, Extension Offices, Indian River County, Master Gardeners, Pesticide Licensing, Rescheduling

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