FCS Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY 2021


A Healthy Table: Virtual Cooking School

 

February 9, 23, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22

6:30-7:30 PM CT / 7:30-8:30 PM ET

 

We invite you to join us for A Healthy Table: Virtual Cooking School. In our virtual cooking school, you will learn how to prepare healthy meals for your family through self-paced online lessons and hands-on cooking activities. You will have opportunities to engage in monthly live virtual cooking demonstrations and interactive learning experiences.

Register before February 9th and save 20% off the ticket price. Early registrants gain access to a bonus class and kick-off event. Tickets are on sale for $19.99 until February 9th and $25 thereafter. Registration will close on February 23. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom class link and the link to the class website. Register here: http://bit.ly/ahealthytable.

Come cook with us and set your table for better health.

Click here for class schedule.

For more information, please contact Kendra Zamojski, 850.875.7135, hughson@ufl.edu.

 

Homebuyer Education Class

 

February 20 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT

Jackson County Agriculture Offices Auditorium  2741 Penn Ave., Marianna

This course is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, analyze your personal financial and credit situation, and learn basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the value of your home and save money on repairs.  Completion of this course satisfies the homeownership education requirement for the SHIP and USDA Rural Development programs. The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

Per UF policy, all attendees must wear a mask and socially distance. Due to class size limitations, pre-registration is required – no-walk-ins are permitted. Please call the Jackson County Extension Office, (850) 482-9620, or the Holmes County Extension Office, (850) 547-1108, to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact either Extension Office (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

 

MARCH 2021

 

Preserving Food at Home: Water Bath Canning Class
Strawberry Jam

 

March 2 – 9:00 – 11:00 AM CT
Jackson County Extension Office  2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna

Canning is one of the three main methods for preserving food and, if the store shelves are an indicator, more and more people are trying their hand at it. If you are looking to get started or just want a refresher, make plans to attend!

This course is designed to help you better understand the science of how canning works, proper food safety techniques, differences in canning methods, and how to properly preserve food using a water bath canner. The cost is $20 per person and participants will be able to take home a sample jar of strawberry jam prepared in class and a set of canning utensils.

Per UF policy, all attendees must wear a mask and socially distance. Due to class size limitations, pre-registration is required – no-walk-ins are permitted. Please visit the Jackson County Extension Office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 3, Marianna, FL or visit Eventbrite to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension Office, 850-482-9620, (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

For more information, please contact Terri Keith, 850-482-9620, teri2003@ufl.edu.

 

March Living Well Wednesday Series:

In-Home Water Quality and Disaster Preparedness

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT/12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

A 3-part webinar series that focuses on well water quality, septic systems, and ensuring safe drinking water during an emergency

March 10 –  Safe Drinking Water – Exploring Private Wells – will cover potential contaminants, EPA drinking water standards – testing, water quality impact within the home (appliances, showers), and ways to mitigate septic system

March 17 – Septic Systems and Your Home Prevalence – how they are a water quality concern; maintenance

March 24 – Disaster Preparedness – Your drinking water after a flood

Register here: https://bit.ly/LivingWellWednesdays

For more information, please contact Andrea Albertin, albertin@ufl.edu.


Homebuyer Education Class

 

March 11 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT

Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, 106 E. Byrd Ave., Bonifay

This course is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, analyze your personal financial and credit situation, and learn basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the value of your home and save money on repairs.  Completion of this course satisfies the homeownership education requirement for the SHIP and USDA Rural Development programs. The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

Per UF policy, all attendees must wear a mask and socially distance. Due to class size limitations, pre-registration is required – no-walk-ins are permitted. Please call the Holmes County Extension Office, (850) 547-1108, or the Jackson County Extension Office, (850) 482-9620, to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact either Extension Office (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

APRIL 2021

 

MAY 2021

 

Preserving Food at Home: Pressure Canning and Dehydrating

May 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

Jackson County Extension Office   2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna

Canning and dehydrating are two of the three main methods for preserving food. If you are looking to get started or just want a refresher, make plans to attend! This course is designed to help you better understand the science of how canning and dehydrating work, proper food safety techniques, differences in canning methods, and how to properly preserve food using a pressure canner or through dehydrating. The cost is $25 per person and participants will be able to take home a sample jar of beef prepared in class, a sample of dehydrated fruit or vegetables, and a set of canning utensils.

Per UF policy, all attendees must wear a mask and socially distance. Due to class size limitations, pre-registration is required – no-walk-ins are permitted. Please visit the Jackson County Extension Office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 3, Marianna, FL or visit Eventbrite to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension Office, 850-482-9620, (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

For more information, please contact Terri Keith, 850-482-9620, teri2003@ufl.edu.

 

JUNE 2021

 

Preserving Food at Home: Pressure Canning
Green Beans


June 29 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT

Jackson County Extension Office   2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna

Canning is one of the three main methods for preserving food. If you are looking to get started or just want a refresher, make plans to attend! This course is designed to help you better understand the science of how canning works, proper food safety techniques, differences in canning methods, and how to properly preserve food using a pressure canner. The cost of the class is $20 per person and participants will be able to take home a sample jar of green beans prepared in class and a set of canning utensils.

Per UF policy, all attendees must wear a mask and socially distance. Due to class size limitations, pre-registration is required – no-walk-ins are permitted. Please visit the Jackson County Extension Office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 3, Marianna, FL or visit Eventbrite to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension Office (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

For more information, please contact Terri Keith, 850-482-9620, teri2003@ufl.edu.