Weed of the Day

Lawn Burweed is a Sticky Problem problematic in spring. It is a low-growing weed with leaves somewhat resembling a miniature version of parsley.  Click on burweed to find out more.

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Status update

The Jefferson County chapter of the Home and Community Education, Inc.  is preparing for the State FAHCE (Florida Association for Home and Community Education) conference in Ocala. At the September meeting they planted seeds for the 4-H raised bed Herb Garden.

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Status update

Saturday, April 2, 2016 is our annual County Events.  County Event are were 4-H’ers give their Demonstrations, illustrated Talks and Public Speeches for competition.

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Status update

This is National Invasive Species Awareness Week .  Years ago, we begin writing blog posts on invasives and working as a team of Ag, Hort and NR agents to send out the posts. Check out what we have written so far http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/nat/.

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Upcoming Events

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Blueberry Jelly Class a Success

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It was standing room only at the Blueberry Jelly Class. The class was taught how to use the hot water bath method in canning. Everyone received a tablet full of information on canning, food safety and other related topics. It was fun as well as educational. Everyone left with two jars of Blueberry Jelly. Future class size will be limited to six. Some future classes will be taught during the day. Contact the Extension Office if you are interested in future classes.

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Jefferson County Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season


Tax season can be a very difficult time of year for many people. It is a time when good record keeping is very vital. Also the high preparation fee to be too much for some families to handle. Some use computer software to avoid the fees. In doing some they may overlook some tax deductions.


Free tax preparation has always been offered at the Jefferson County Extension office in Monticello. This year the Tallahassee United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) personnel with the assistance of Jefferson County Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent prepared taxes free at the Jefferson County R.J. Bailer Public Library. Several dates were reserved for appointments through the library.


A total of 312 Jefferson county residents were helped. United Way estimated that a total of $85,176 in tax preparation fees were saved. Providing this free service to Jefferson county citizens was a great benefit.


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