Tag: FCS

Storm prep: Picking and packing your paperwork

Hurricane Andrew damage in southern Florida in 1992

Hurricane season is upon us. Though building your disaster preparedness kit before a storm arrives is essential, we know it can be a daunting task. We’ll help you get it together, by breaking down the process into simple,… Read More

Backyard poultry linked to recent salmonella outbreaks

rooster and chickens

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with backyard poultry handling have infected more than 600 people in 45 states, including Florida, prompting health experts to re-issue guidelines for poultry handling. The outbreaks have… Read More

Hurricane readiness in the Sunshine State

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Aerial image of destroyed homes in Punta Gorda, following Hurricane Charley, Aug. 16, 2004. CREDIT: FEMA Photo/Andrea Booher Tell someone you’re from Florida, and they often want to quiz you on… Read More

Chill! Or, How to Safely Thaw a (Thanksgiving) Turkey

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Thanksgiving is right around the corner, along with all the holiday planning of meals and guest lists. But how do you safely thaw that frozen turkey you purchased a few weeks… Read More