The Jackson County Extension Service is excited to welcome Terri Keith as the new Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Keith will be providing science-based information from the University of Florida to help Jackson County citizens make wise ... READ MORE
The holidays are upon us! The holidays are a beloved time of year for many, but they are also a source of stress. Stress is defined by an individual’s values, beliefs, and perceptions, so it may look different to everyone. Whether you’re ... READ MORE
Have you ever been bullied or know someone who has been bullied? I know I have. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Each October since 2006, there has been a national effort to raise awareness about bullying and provide education ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension welcomes a new Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Stephanie Herzog. Stephanie loves to serve others and help them become the best they can be, and especially enjoys working with children and youth. Stephanie’s ... READ MORE
Always supervise children closely around water. Photo credit, Marie Arick
Do you have firm water safety practices? Are you a strong swimmer? Do you know Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)?
Each May, as the temperature rises, the ... READ MORE
With another named storm following Hurricane Irma, are you prepared?
Take the time to consider your family’s needs and make appropriate plans now. Having a plan alleviates stress and allows for more efficient preparedness on your part. ... READ MORE
Many families prepare a turkey (or chicken) each Thanksgiving, yet fail to plan to utilize the leftovers. Planning appropriately can help you extend your food dollar, decrease some cooking time, and decrease the stress of feeding those guests. ... READ MORE
The holidays are fast approaching! Pause long enough to avoid the pitfalls of overspending! Budgets are always tight during holidays. Gifts are not about the cost, rather a display of the true relationship of the people involved.
Gift ... READ MORE
Children can easily become strangled if they become entangled in the unsafe window blind cords. After years of under-reporting and outcries from families that have experienced an injury or death of a child due to window blinds, you can now ... READ MORE
School has started, and for many it can be quite the challenge to jump back into the school routine! 95210 is a great reminder to guide parents and help promote positive health for children.
9 hours of sleep each night is a minimum number ... READ MORE