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Egg-cellent Celebrations: Safeguarding Springtime Traditions with Egg Safety Tips


March 28, 2024

Springtime brings warmer weather and festive occasions like Easter, Passover, and graduations. And what's a spring celebration without eggs? From cooking all the traditional recipes to preparing for the annual egg hunt, it's important to handle ... READ MORE

Category: , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Easter Eggs, Egg Safety, Food Safety, Foodbourne Illness, Healthy Holiday, Salmonella

Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing


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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Meet our new director!


April 22, 2022

Congratulations to our new Wakulla County Extension Director, Samantha Kennedy!   Director for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension program Although Samantha is taking on a new role as the Director for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Community, Educational, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Florida, General Information, Nutrition, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
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Patrick Williams is new extension agent


June 4, 2020

The Wakulla News presents 6/4/2020 Article By WES MAYBERRY The Wakulla News Staff Writer Williams comes to Wakulla from position as residential horticulture agent in Sarasota County Extension Director Patrick Williams Patrick ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Master Gardeners Blog, Natural Resources, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
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Les Harrison is Retiring


May 21, 2020

The Wakulla News presents 5/21/2020 Article & Photo By WES MAYBERRY The Wakulla News Staff Writer   Les Harrison stands outside of the Wakulla County office of the UF/IFAS Extension office. Les Harrison’s final day as director ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Relationships & Family, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Master Gardeners, Up-coming-events
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Managing Stress Over Finances


April 16, 2020

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences In times of crisis, there can be so many additional challenges to our daily lives. Right now, as we all deal with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, some ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Finances, Managing Stress, Stress, Stress Management
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Finding Calm in a Confusing World


March 23, 2020

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences We like to feel as if we are always in control of our lives, especially during a crisis. Being in control provides us with feelings of confidence and strength, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Anxiety, Coronavirus, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Health And Wellness, Mental Health, Reducing Stress, Stress, Wakulla
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Deck the Halls Safely this Christmas


December 2, 2019

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most iconic symbols of the holidays here in Wakulla County and around the world is the Christmas tree. Each year, millions of people set up and ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Christmas, Christmas Tree Safety, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Personal Safety, Safety, Trees, Wakulla, Wakulla Extension
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5 Ways to Give Thanks this Thanksgiving


November 20, 2019

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and along with the food, family, and football, it is a time to give thanks for the things we are grateful for. While ... READ MORE

Category: Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Giving Thanks, Gratitude, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Wakulla, Wakulla Extension
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Make SMARTer Resolutions This Year


January 14, 2019

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Every year, millions of us make New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of implementing a few changes in our lives. We resolve to lose weight, eat healthier, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Goal Setting, Goals, New Year's Resolutions, Resolutions, Wakulla Extension

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