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The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Family & Consumer Sciences program is to link education with life experience to help people improve their lives, their families, and communities. Learn more about our two program areas below: 

Health, Nutrition, & Food Safety 

Today, food-borne illness is a greater challenge to both home and commercial food handlers as our culture continues to change what, how and when we eat. 

We help consumers to better understand the importance of proper food handling to reduce the risk of getting sick from food-borne illness. If you are interested in becoming certified in the two areas below, please contact our extension office. 

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ServSafe® Food Manager certification
Cottage Food Operations

Aging & Financial Management

Are you lacking information, confidence, or support from loved ones when interacting with your health care providers? Aging is a natural process that deserves to be talked about. UF/IFAS Marion County Extension explores ways to discuss personal values and beliefs that can be combined with best management practices for preparing your future for financial and aging success. More information on aging and financial management programming will come soon.