As the State of Florida prepares for the upcoming storm, please review these resources collected by UF/IFAS Extension.



Retirement Planning Classes

2017 County Recycled Yard Art Contest

Personal Finance Webinars

One-on-One Financial Guidance

Workshops: Compost, Water-Wise, Rainwater


Trees & Drought in West-Central Florida

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 the National Weather Service, Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL issued the following statement concerning drought conditions in our region:

Extreme Drought continues over portions of the interior peninsula (Polk County) with Severe Drought persisting across most of West Central and Southwest Florida.


Tree Care and Drought
Homeowner tips on recognizing sign of tree drought stress and possible use of irrigation to protect young and mature trees.

Common Causes of Oak Mortality
A complete, and detailed technical report on drought and tree mortality.


Retirement Planning Classes

Are you 10 years or less from retirement? Get the information you need to secure a comfortable retirement. This 2 session educational course will provide the unbiased information you need to make savvy retirement planning decisions.

Dates: October 10 and 24, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hillsborough County Extension

 Topics: Evaluating your situation, sources of income, inflation, taxes, asset usage in retirement & choosing financial professionals.

This is an educational program presented by the University of Florida Hillsborough County Extension. Financial products and services will not be endorsed or sold during the sessions.

Cost: $12.00 and covers both sessions.

Late cancellations and no shows are not eligible for a refund.

Registration Deadline: October 3.
Seating is limited so register early. Register at: https://goalretire.eventbrite.com


2017 County Recycled Yard Art Contest

Join us at the Hillsborough County Fair October 19-22 and Oct 26-29 for the 2017 Recycled Yard Art Contest! Accepting two and three dimensional art created from items already used for their original purpose. Winners will be chosen in one of four categories: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Adult consisting of individual and group submissions.

Click here for the Flyer
Click here for the Submission Rules
Click here for the Entry Form


Personal Finance Webinars

Live Interactive Online Classes
Cost: Free

Personal Finance Webinars
Free, live, interactive, online classes.

Medicare Basics
October 11
6:30pm – 7:30pm EST
This presentation gives an overview of Medicare and provides useful information for current beneficiaries, individuals who will soon turn 65 and individuals who are transitioning from employer coverage to Medicare.
Register here

Medicare Basics
October 13
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
This presentation gives an overview of Medicare and provides useful information for current beneficiaries, individuals who will soon turn 65 and individuals who are transitioning from employer coverage to Medicare.
Register here

Discussing Finances with Aging Parents
October 25
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST Discussion will include planning ahead, signs assistance may be needed, conversation starters and needed documents.
Register here

Choosing Loans that are Right for You
November 15
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
Discussion will include how to evaluate loans terms, avoid high costs, and strategies for wise borrowing
Register here

One-on-One Financial Guidance

Hillsborough County residents can receive free one-on-one basic personal financial management guidance at Hillsborough County Extension.p>

Click here for Information on how easy it is to gain assistance with financial management.


Monthly Compost, Water-Wise, Rainwater Harvesting Workshops

Monthly triple workshop
Register for one, two or all

Pre-registration required:      Click Here


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Click here to find out the Gardening Workshops for 2016.

Florida Master Money Mentors provide one-one financial guidance click here for information

Saving and Investment Myths Video


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Water Restrictions

Know your watering days and times. It's the law!
More information on water restrictions....

Extension Calendars

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