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Category: 4-H & Youth

From Participants to Counselors: Three CALS Students Return to the Florida Youth Institute

Each year, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts a week-long summer program for high-school students to learn about food insecurity on a local and global scale, experience Florida agriculture and natural resources, and share ideas… Read More

COVID-19: Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching Online Courses

field of colorful pepper plants in yellow, orange, and red.

Written by Dr. Gerardo Nunez, UF/IFAS lecturer and undergraduate advisor When I joined the faculty of the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS), I – like most instructors –… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Kate Fletcher: Fostering community in and out of the classroom

Kate Fletcher is a senior lecturer and academic adviser for the UF/IFAS Family, Youth and Community Sciences Department (FYCS) as well as, the faculty adviser to the FYCS Club. Fletcher is known among all her students as passionate… Read More

From Intern to Agent at UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Extension agent helps two girls plant seeds in a garden

By Cassidy Dossin, UF/IFAS Extension Agent in Clay County (’19 animal sciences major) My internship with UF/IFAS Extension in the summer of 2018 was pivotal in shaping my college experience and gave me direction in my pursuit of… Read More