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Category: Agriculture

SCIENCE-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA EXPANDS EXTENSION EDUCATION

H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: The public is increasingly engaged in social media resulting in shifting information gleaning from authoritative sources to social networks. Extension faces challenges reaching new, diverse audiences, while also supporting… Read More

YARD & GARDEN FOOD PRODUCTION FOR BEGINNERS

M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: Florida’s climate and pests create a challenge for growing food crops. The target audience are Marion County residents with little or no experience who want to produce food in… Read More

THE SWEET STORY ABOUT SUGAR.

G. Sachs, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, FL. Situation: Youth raised in urban settings tend to be less connected with agriculture, unfamiliar with where their food comes from, and lack basic nutrition and food preparation knowledge…. Read More

STEM INVESTIGATORS

N.M. Moores1, B.J. Hall-Scharf2, S.E. Taylor3, W.J. Lester4 1 4-H Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL 2 Marine Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL 3 Family Consumer Sciences Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL 4… Read More

FLORIDA MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS’ EXPLORATION OF FOOD SYSTEMS IN SOUTHERN ITALY PRODUCES STATEWIDE IMPACT

T. Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL W. Wilber, UF/IFAS Extension, Center for Land Use Efficiency, Gainesville, FL Situation: An important aspect of supporting Florida’s agricultural industry is creating awareness and appreciation of food systems… Read More

ENTOMOLOGY DAY CAMPS USED FOR ECOLOGICAL OUTREACH & SCIENCE CAREER EDUCATION

McCormick, Kaydie, Woodard, Chelsea, McIntyre, Tina, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, 250 W. County Home Road, Sanford, FL Situation: Many of the integrated pest management (IPM) principles used in the home and garden to encourage beneficial insects and reduce… Read More

HERBICIDE MIXING MATH FOR NATURAL AREAS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL Situation: Land managers rely on herbicide to control invasive species in natural areas. However, improper application can have unintended environmental impacts and waste time, money, and resources. In addition, there… Read More

RESTORING A 1920’S GOLF COURSE INTO AN ECOLOGICAL PARK: A CASE STUDY OF THE ROLLING HILLS

T. McIntyre, MS, CEP, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA and K. McCormick, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA Situation: The Rolling Hills Park project is a Florida Communities Trust… Read More

LANDSCAPING FOR LIVESTOCK

Maxine Hunter*1, Caitlin Bainum*2 1. UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Horticulture Agent 2. UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Livestock Agent Corresponding author: Maxine32666@ufl.edu Marion County, FL is home to the “horse capital of the world” with 350,000 acres of pasture… Read More

INCREASING ACCESSIBILITY TO FRESH PRODUCE IN URBAN FOOD DESERTS IN VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA.

J. Sewards, University of Florida/IFAS Extension, Volusia County, DeLand, Fl. Situation: Many communities search for ways to increase access to fresh produce as a way to improve overall health outcomes and build a sense of community. The Derbyshire… Read More