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Category: UF/IFAS

LAKE COUNTY 4-H ASSOCIATION TRAINING

D. Daniels, UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL. Situation: Lake County 4-H annually trains 76 organizational leaders to serve over 450 youth through community clubs. In efforts to maintain and increase the quality of programming youth receive through… Read More

IMPACTING LIFE SKILL AND RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MENTORING

J. Sprain, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. Situation: More than 2,000 students in Osceola County are homeless, 25% are English Language Learners (Education Foundation, Osceola County), and more than a quarter of school children are on their… 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

DEMONSTRATING A BETTER WAY TO COUNT: UTILIZING DRONES FOR MANATEE SYNOPTIC SURVEYS

B.J. Scharf1 and J.S. Strickland2 1 Marine Science Agent – UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County; 16110 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL 2 County Extension Director and Agricultural Agent – UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County; 1921 Kissimmee Valley Ln, Kissimmee, FL… 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

GO SPRINGS & GET WET! EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT WATER ON THE WATER

A. Marek, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL and Y. Zhuang, UF/IFAS Extension, Central District, Apopka, FL. Situation: The projected population of Marion County is expected to reach over 411,000 people in 2025. With increasing urban development, Marion… 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