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Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family

Slow CookingPhoto credit: Pamela Allen With the weather changing and cooler temperatures on the way, get out the slow cooker for simmering soups and stews that will be waiting for you when you get home. Slow cookers are popular and allow us the convenience of prepping ahead of time and having a hot cooked dish …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/18/slow-cooking-ideas-for-the-busy-family/

4-H Family Guide

This article will help you know what to expect at your first club meeting. Is your family new to 4-H?  Welcome!  We are glad you chose us to help your child reach his/her fullest potential.  Here are a few basics to help you become familiar with 4-H as you begin your journey with us: The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/21/4-h-family-guide/

Grilling Foods: Keep Your Family Safe

Did you know that the majority of people grill on July 4th (82%), followed by Birthdays (72%), Labor Day (70%), Memorial Day (62%) and the Super Bowl (30%)? Grilling is an all-time favorite for many households and now that the weather is warming, more families are using their grills to prepare family meals. Enjoy grilling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/01/grilling-foods-keep-your-family-safe/

Family Bonding

Family game night promotes bonding.Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org Warmer weather is here and it is time to plan some fun activities with the family.  This is also the time of year when many city organizations have prepared outstanding festivals.  Most festivals have something for everyone in the family. It is always important to socialize as a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/19/family-bonding/

Breaking Bread: Feeding Family and Friends

“Breaking bread”, or eating a meal with others, is a deeply personal way to foster a sense of belonging. Food is a social glue; it brings us together for conversation, a time to catch up, a chance to connect with loved ones, and it fills our bellies as well. If you wish to “break bread” …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/01/breaking-bread-feeding-family-and-friends/

4-H Grows Family Tradition for Four Generations

“When I was growing up 50 some years ago in West Gadsden County, I had no idea that the people that were a part of my everyday life would someday chart my path for the future.” Angel (Clark) Granger showing her steer in Gadsden County, igniting a lifelong passion for 4-H. I didn’t realize until …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/4-h-grows-family-tradition-for-four-generations/

Family Friendly Ideas to Ring in the New Year

Enjoy a high-energy game of exercise bingo as you race other teams to see who can win! This game is available at your local extension office. The New Year is upon us, and it is so fun to celebrate its coming with our families.  Do you have a favorite New Year’s Tradition? If not, there is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/25/family-friendly-ideas-to-ring-in-the-new-year/

Art and Plants Come Together at the “Art & Garden Fall Family Festival”

The University of Florida/IFAS presents Art & Garden Fall Family Festival, October 3, at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Quincy Campus. Join us that day and discover creative ways to explore visual art and the art of gardening through demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family. Speak with experts about all …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/29/art-and-plants-come-together-at-the-art-garden-fall-family-festival/

Yoder Family Escambia County Agricultural Innovators

Libbie Johnson, Escambia County Extension presented a 2014 Ag Innovator Award to Brent Yoder. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/13/yoder-family-escambia-county-agricultural-innovators/

Is Your Family Immunized?

Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in worldwide. Make sure that your family and friends are up-to-date on their immunizations. With children enrolling in or returning to school, older students entering college, and adults and the health care community preparing for the upcoming flu season, this is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/07/is-your-family-immunized/

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