Heidi Copeland

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Name: Heidi Copeland
Date registered: December 5, 2012
URL: http:leon.ifas.edu


Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Leon County Florida Educational Program Focus: •Food, Nutrition and Wellness •Child Development and Parenting

Latest posts

  1. Sustainable Living — March 2, 2018
  2. 2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29 -Tax Returns due April 17, 2018 — January 26, 2018
  3. Holiday Giving — December 2, 2017
  4. National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10 — September 12, 2017
  5. Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can. — August 9, 2017

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Sustainable Living



According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term sustainability has emerged because of significant concerns about the unintended social, environmental, and economic consequences of our world’s rapid growth.  Sustainability is based on the simple principle: Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/03/02/sustainable-living/

2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29 -Tax Returns due April 17, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced recently the nation’s tax season begins Monday, January 29, 2018.  The IRS also reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds.

Nevertheless, many software companies and tax professionals accept tax returns before January 29, 2017.  Be aware!  These prepared returns cannot be submitted …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/01/26/2018-tax-filing-season-begins-jan-29-tax-returns-due-april-17-2018/

Holiday Giving

Recently, in what I thought would be a quick Saturday errand, I got stuck in traffic. It took me a moment to realize that the holidays are upon us.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF®), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the …

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National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10

For nearly 40 years, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated as an opportunity to express gratitude for all that grandparents do for families and communities.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau Profile, America Facts for Features, in 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/09/12/national-grandparents-day-2017-september-10/

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that we need to be ready to respond to emergencies.  Adversity can strike …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/09/disasters-dont-plan-ahead-you-can/

August 8 : Sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day!

Can you believe it is that time of year already to sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch! Honestly, it is a day to celebrate. And celebrate we should! It is the lucky neighbor who profits from the gardeners abundant harvest. Nonetheless, what can one do with all that zucchini?

The late, Julia Child …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/08/07/august-8-sneak-some-zucchini-on-your-neighbors-porch-day/

Earth Day; an issue of sustainability!


Earth Day: an issue of sustainability!

Have you ever thought about Earth Day, you know, that one day a year that falls on April 22nd?

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, and sought to focus on the environment and how we can create healthy …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/04/03/earth-day-an-issue-of-sustainability/

VITA 2017

In the early 70’s Gary Iskowitz, was doing graduate work as well as teaching tax law while working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agency. Mr. Iskowitz saw a growing problem with questionable tax preparers who were scamming low-income people in his area. He did not like what he saw! Consequently, he proposed that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/01/23/vita-2017/

2016 Dine In Day

Many of us can agree, being around family can make simple things in life more special! Whether it’s time spent together during holidays, celebrating birthdays, or simply enjoying togetherness, family events can make life memorable. Why wait until special occasions to show your family that they matter? Dining together can make simple things feel special …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/30/2016-dine-in-day/

Thanksgiving is Around the Corner!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is only fitting to display a cornucopia.  Not only is this horn of plenty a universal symbol of abundance, it is truly timely!  Florida is plentiful with fresh produce this time of year.  According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), avocados, bell peppers, carambola, cucumbers, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/16/thanksgiving-is-around-the-corner/

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