On October 1, 2023, we will launch our annual Peanut Butter Challenge and we are determined to amplify our support for our local food pantries here in Okeechobee. This year, our goal is to exceed the generosity of our previous year’s campaigns ... READ MORE
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which the body has difficulty making or using insulin. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in our blood. When a person has diabetes, the body makes no insulin, too ... READ MORE
Dairy producers are constantly striving to improve the quality of milk they produce. Higher quality milk can mean a price premium and longer shelf life for dairy products. Milk quality continues to improve because of advances in equipment, ... READ MORE
At the grocery store you will see different beef labels, like “Grass Fed”, “Grain Finished,” “All Natural,” or “Organic”. There are certain qualifications the animal must meet to receive one of these labels. The United States ... READ MORE
You, as the consumer, may be overwhelmed by your choices when you approach the meat counter at our local grocery stores. No matter what you are looking for, there is a delicious and nutritious option that will meet all your expectations.
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Elizabeth Shephard, Family and Consumer Science Agent
Buying local Florida seafood can be a great and rewarding experience as long as you follow some simple tips.
Where to Buy Seafood
Florida seafood can be found in a variety of places:
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