Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More
Category: WORK & LIFE
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences would not have the impact it has on our state without the people and organizations who give, volunteer, advise and serve as advocates for the… Read More
Avengers assemble! One of the great things about Marvel’s Avengers is how seemingly disparate superheroes can be called together on a moment’s notice to combine their strengths and save the world, then just as quickly… Read More
It’s August, and the long, hot days of summer are slowly beginning to wane. At the retail stores, beach balls and pool noodles are losing shelf space to notebooks and backpacks. Children are unusually solemn… Read More
The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun, and UF/IFAS Extension is preparing for all potential emergencies. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting a season similar to last year’s, with 9 to 15 named… Read More
I want to thank everyone who attended the Extension Symposium last week. I also want to thank the team that put the symposium together, and the dedicated faculty who conducted each of the in-service trainings…. Read More
This Administrative Professionals’ Day (April 24), I’d like to offer my humble thanks to the people who make UF/IFAS Extension such an effective and valued organization. Our administrative professionals are essential to the everyday functioning… Read More
Situation and Objectives: A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people get together to learn about a topic of interest. SPIN programs have proved to be successful because… Read More
ORANGE COUNTY EXTENSION HEALTHY LIVING EXPO: KID’S ZONE Souers, M, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL.
Situation/Objectives: Statistics show that youth obesity and health issues such as diabetes are a growing problem across the U.S. (CDC, Healthy Schools, 2018). 4-H Healthy Living programs support the effort to change youth eating habits… Read More
I ATE MY HOMEWORK! AN INTEGRATIVE PROGRAM GROWING IN SCHOOLS H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL, K. McCormick, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. K. Henry, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. C. Woodard, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL.
Situation: School teachers in urban counties pursue activities growing plants that reinforce learning science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. Hydroponics in the classroom offers an affordable, reliable, and manageable hands- on activity for students to demonstrate… Read More