~By Dr. Mary Lusk, UF Soil and Water Sciences Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced last year a Septic Upgrade Incentive Program that will help offset the… Read More
Category: NATURAL RESOURCES
April 22 is Earth Day. A lot has changed since 1970, when leaders and students on college campuses across the US organized the first Earth Day as a “teach-in” on the environment. Forty-nine years ago,… Read More
INCORPORATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTO THE MASTER GARDENER TRAINING PROGRAM G. Murza and E. Pabon, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. & J. Anderson and A. Vu, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL.
Situation: The Master Gardener Program (MG) is a volunteer organization comprised of individuals who have an interest in gardening and preserving natural resources. To become a MG volunteer in Osceola and Orange Counties, participants are… Read More
EXTENSION FARM TOURS INTRODUCE PUBLIC, POLICY MAKERS, TO LOCAL AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY Moffis*, B.1, Mann*, M.1, Wilchcombe, M.1, Popenoe, J.1, Daniels, D. 1
1. Extension Agents, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757 Lake County, Florida is experiencing a period of substantial growth with development booming at both ends of the county. The urbanization of traditionally agricultural… Read More
ON-FARM RESEARCH DEVELOPS NOVEL METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING THE IMPACT OF EQUINE MANURE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON WATER QUALITY Bainum*, C.1, Mann, M.*2, Francisco, A.3, Clark, M4., Wickens C5.
1Extension Agent, Florida Cooperative Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL 34471 2Extension Agent, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757 3Grad. Student, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32653 4Professor, Soil and… Read More
ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECREATIONAL BAY SCALLOP SEASON IN HERNANDO COUNTY,FLORIDA B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL,
C. Adams, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, FL, A. Hodges, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, FL, and S.P. Geiger, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, St Petersburg, FL. Situation: The recreational… Read More
IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL LITERACY FOR MORE INFORMED USE OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES K. Stump, J.S. Strickland, B. Justesen, J. Sullivan, and G. Murza, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL.
Situation: Although it is a county historically dominated by agriculture, Osceola County is rapidly urbanizing. This growth has led to the development of rural agricultural lands. However, undeveloped agricultural areas contain natural resources, provide habitat… Read More
By: Lisa Krimsky, Lauren Butler, Leroy Creswell, Vincent Encomio, Ken Gioeli, Yvette Goodiel, Josh Kutyna, Nicki Munroe, Kate Rotindo With all of the press regarding harmful algal blooms in the state of Florida, it is… Read More
Every time a storm surge invades a coastal community, or fish wash up dead from red tide or algal blooms, or an oil spill spreads across the Gulf of Mexico, we’re reminded of the fragile… Read More
Whenever someone asks what working in UF/IFAS Extension is like, I tell them that it’s one of the most rewarding and enlightening careers you can possibly have. But a Monday-to-Friday job it’s not. And if… Read More