Category: Work & Life

Value-Added Products for Fresh Highbush Blueberries

High-bush blueberries grown in Florida

Blueberries are one of the most popular fruits worldwide. Blueberries’ health benefits have fueled this popularity, and today, blueberries can be found in products ranging from nutritional supplements to pet food.  This 4-page fact sheet covers the the processing… Read More

Story Development

Everyone has a story

Stories let you share who you are with the world. Storytelling can help develop an organization’s identity, improve interactions with the public, and foster teamwork. This 2-page fact sheet covers the basics of good storytelling and strategies for… Read More

Letting Them In: Sharing Your Story with People outside of Your Industry

woman stands on chair to share story with circle of listeners in office setting

Those who work in agriculture often face the challenge of explaining their work to people outside of their field. Identifying what your audience cares about is the first step in formulating a story you audience will understand and… Read More

Getting the Most out of Social Media

Agriculturalists can use social media as a powerful tool for marketing their products and establishing a brand identity.  The goal of this series is to help agriculturalists understand how social media can work for them.  The series also discusses… Read More

Estimated Water Savings Potential of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Activities

Figure 1. Any homeowner can independently adopt the Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices as long as they are consistent with HOA requirements and other restrictions. Credit: Michael Gutierrez, UF/IFAS

To help homeowners predict the impact of implementing some of the water conservation measures listed on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ checklist, this 5-page fact sheet offers a table of estimated water savings. Homeowners can select activities which are the best… Read More

Face-to-Face Storytelling

communicating face to face is a way to get your message to the public

In the agricultural industry, telling your story is critical for establishing your operation’s identity. Communicating face-to-face is one method of getting your message to the public. This 2-page fact sheet presents tips and strategies for delivering your story… Read More

Storytelling through Social Media

people at table are creative surrounded by social media icons

You and organization can use social media to tell you story and reach a large and diverse audience. This 3-page factsheet covers the major social media platforms, what each platform offers, and how to use theme effectively. Written… Read More

Preventing Foodborne Illness: Norovirus

Figure 1. Transmission electron micrograph of norovirus particles Credit: CDC/ Charles D. Humphrey

If you have ever had the stomach flu, norovirus was likely the culprit. Norovirus is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States and is transmitted through direct person-to-person contact or contaminated objects and food…. Read More

Basics of the National Flood Insurance Program

caution sign: Road Subject to Flooding

Established by Congress in 1968 because the private market stopped offering flood insurance, the NFIP provides federally backed flood insurance to property owners in participating communities. This 10-page fact sheet covers topics such as: why buy flood insurance,… Read More

Using the Decision-Ade™ Segmentation Strategy to Better Understand Extension Audiences

Some home occupants are more bothered by their utility bill than others.

Decision-Ade™ is a tool Extension can use to better understand how residents with a range of household budgets feel about their utility bills. Analyzing households in terms of both income and utility bill “botheredness” creates a more comprehensive… Read More