Tag Archive: Helps

CERT helps 4-Hers Learn Citizenship and Workforce Skills

4-H Teens learn how to respond to emergencies as well as careers related to emergency management and safety through the CERT program. Leon County Extension photo. It’s mid-summertime. Tourists are flocking to beaches like seagulls to bread. Summer camps and in full swing and so are daily afternoon thunderstorms. In Florida, torrential rain, lightening, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/17/cert-helps-4-hers-learn-citizenship-and-workforce-skills/

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Helps Everyone Win

The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation to qualifying taxpayers. Tax season starts officially on January 31, 2014.  Now is time to start gathering documents and deciding on a tax preparer. For low to moderate income individuals and families, the VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) program maybe an option.  Generally, VITA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/22/volunteer-income-tax-assistance-vita-helps-everyone-win/

Ag Census Data Helps Rural Communities; 2012 Surveys Coming Soon

  Farmers Use the Census of Agriculture to Improve Local Communities, Farm Future When a Pennsylvania dairy farmer heard that his local county officials were considering a significant reduction in rural snowplow services in his community, he became concerned. While the cuts were caused by local government budget constraints, this dairy farmer knew he had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/02/ag-census-data-helps-rural-communities-2012-surveys-coming-soon/

Rain Helps Washington County Farmers, but Northern Corn Leaf Blight Nearby

  The Washington County squash harvest is currently underway. Wednesday’s rain in Washington County provided much relief to extreme dry conditions. Some field work began Friday, May 11, 2012 planting cotton and peanuts.  Pastures and hay fields are responding to the rain as well.  Squash harvest is currently underway and sweet corn is about two weeks …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/12/rain-helps-washington-county-farmers-but-northern-corn-leaf-blight-nearby/

New Financial Program Helps Struggling Families

Kendra Zamojski Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Walton County hughson@ufl.edu University of Florida IFAS Extension is launching the Florida Master Money Mentor Program, a new statewide program to help Floridians get free one-on-one help with their finances.  Funded in part by Bank of America, the goal of the program is to increase financial knowledge and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/02/28/new-financial-program-helps-struggling-families/