American Red Cross Giving Away Free Smoke Alarms

The American Red Cross aims to reduce the occurrence of home fire related injuries and deaths. Smoke alarms are available FREE of charge to the people living in the following counties:  Leon, Liberty, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor & Wakulla. For more information please click below on the American Red Cross Home Fire Information and …

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Basic Water Bath Canning Class – April 30, 2015

This class is for the general public who want to learn basic water bath canning skills.  The cost of this class is $10 (includes a take home product). The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Leon County Extension Center, 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL (across from Jack McLean …

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Save Money: Be a Savvy Consumer of Energy

You’ve heard about Smart Meters, which allow your utility to collect data about your home’s energy consumption pattern. And you probably know that during Fall 2014, Florida’s Public Service Commission voted to radically scale back the conservation goals Florida utilities are required to meet. That may mean fewer incentives offered by your utility – incentives …

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Family Nutrition In Action Newsletter: December 2014/January 2015

Warm Up with Family Meals The effort to create family meals is worth the many benefits. Families tend to have stronger bonds, talk more, and eat healthier when they eat together regularly. For more information, please click on the main title Nutrition Family in Action Newsletter: December 2014/January 2015.

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Eating on the Go

Make Healthy Eating A Family Affair!

The kids are back in school, the holidays are right around the corner, and your plate is full.  Want to avoid overeating and get the nutrition your body needs?  Here are some great snack and meals ideas to give you the energy you need. EFNEP FNP Newsletter October November 2014

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2014 Sales Tax Holiday for New Energy Star and WaterSense Products September 19 – September 21, 2014

The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014. During this holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of a new …

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Family Nutrition In Action Newsletter: August/September 2014

NOW SERVING:  BREAKFAST! Are you a breakfast skipper?  Although breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it is the most often missed.  Breakfast means “breaking the fast,” or refueling your body after going without food all night.  For more information click on main title Family Nutrition in Action Newsletter: August/September 2014. Family Nutrition in …

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Florida Food Connect – Free Webinar on June 25 on Program that Let’s Producers and Customers find each other

From farm gate to dinner plate, consumers are looking for more local food options.  According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, industry estimates put local food sales at $7 billion in 2011, reflecting the market’s growing importance. A revamped online tool, called Florida Food Connect, at www.floridafoodconnect.com, offers agricultural producers an easy-to-use way to …

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Upcoming Water Bath Canning Class

Heidi Copeland, Extension Agent will be teaching a Water Bath Canning Class for those of you who are wanting to learn how to make jelly and jam safely. To register for the class please contact Browns Home Kitchen at (850) 385-5665, call to get registered as class size is limited to 25 participants. WHEN:  Thursday, …

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Walking Through Florida


Walk Through Florida? Walking Through Florida is a fun, friendly competition promoting physical activity and personal well-being!  Teams of four record the amount of time they spend being physically active. Teams can compete against other teams to see who accumulates the most miles in eight weeks from March 3, 2014 to April 27, 2014. Registration …

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