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Category: Work & Life

EmpowerU trains volunteers to communicate science-based information

A train-the-trainer course (IST #31879) is being offered for UF/IFAS extension agents & faculty interested in experiencing the program and potentially collaborating to teach the program in the future.  EmpowerU is a new program designed to teach extension… Read More

Henry Davis: Honoring a legacy of service

Henry P. Davis embodied the 4-H pledge for his community, country and world. Perhaps his character of service was cemented as a young boy when he joined his family constructing cabins at 4-H Camp Timpoochee in Niceville, Florida…. Read More

IMPROVING FUNCTIONAL FITNESS AND REDUCING RISK OF SARCOPENIA IN OLDER ADULTS.

W. Lynch, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL. Situation: Florida’s 65 and older population is 19.9%[1] and is estimated to reach 32.5% by 2030 [22] ; 23.2% of Putnam[33] County residents are ages 65 or older. Aging… Read More

AGING WELL IN FLORIDA, A TRI-COUNTY APPROACH

L. Duncan, UF/ IFAS Extension Sumter County, L. Spence, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, M. Wilchcombe, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County. Situation: The population in The Villages Florida continues to grow. Following a series of programs called Sharing Wisdom, the… Read More

IMPROVING CULINARY SKILLS THROUGH THE COOK SMART, EAT SMART PROGRAM.

V. Zabala, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL. Situation: In general, foods prepared away from home provide more calories, sodium, and saturated fats than foods prepared at home. The Food & Drug Administration reports that for the average… Read More

RAISING EXTENSION AWARENESS VIA MEET AND GREET OPEN HOUSE

J.E. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, Florida, K. Taylor, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, N. Samuel, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, M. Smith, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, L. Sanderson,… Read More

‘AROUND THE WORLD’ IN THE KITCHEN.

L. Cash, UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County, DeLand, FL. Situation and Objectives: Diversity and inclusion are critical concepts for youth to understand and put in practice (Tirell-Corbin, 2015). In 4-H, we focus on life skills related to STEM, Healthy… Read More

YOUTH LEARN LIFE SKILLS THROUGH “SHARE THE FUN” STORYTELLING

K. Henry, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL. Situation: Communication is important for organizations, employers, and life. In a 2010 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, communication skills ranked first among a job candidate’s “must… 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

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