“And my World” 4-H Global Citizenship

Situation: Through the advancements in technologies our world has become smaller. The ability to interact with others from the other side of the globe can be done by the push of a button and a computer. However, even… Read More

HEALTHY LIVING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: 4-H FOOD SMART FAMILIES

Situation: Child hunger is a critical issue, nationally and locally. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 15.8 million children are experiencing hunger. Of the 102,665 youth between the ages of 5-19 years, 45.6%… Read More

SET IT AND FORGET IT HYDROPONICS EMPOWERS A NEW AGE OF URBAN FARMERS

Situation: Florida’s second largest industry is agriculture, yet less than ¼ of 1% of the population claims farming as their occupation despite continued population growth. Agriculture is key to Florida’s sustainability and economic competitiveness. With traditional agricultural acreage… Read More

4-H WATER GUARDS: NEW CLUB SAVES WATER

Situation: While conservation is essential for the longevity of our water resources, homeowners resist implementing water conservation techniques if they do not have personal motivation and basic technical skills. Today’s youth may not be directly responsible for their… Read More

SENIOR ADULTS AND THE UF/IFAS EXTENSION MISSION – A SUCCESS STORY

Situation: One of Florida’s greatest untapped natural resources is senior citizens; 19.4% of the state’s population is age 65+ and growing. In 2016, 80% of Florida Master Gardeners (n=1014) responding to a survey reported being age 60 or… Read More

DATA COLLECTION & EVALUATION AT GARDEN FESTIVALS, FAIRS, & EXPOS

Situation: Garden festivals are a common outreach activity among Residential Horticulture programs, but collecting data from these events can be difficult and time consuming to both record and evaluate. Annually, the UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Gardening Expo has… Read More

A New Partnership to Provide Financial Life Skills to Incarcerated Youth

1)Situation/Objectives: Youth at the Juvenile Justice Detention Center often come from impoverished circumstances and a number of them struggle to pass their GED in order to become employable. In addition, many lack proper guidance with establishing legitimate banking/financial… Read More

PROVIDING CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION EDUCATION USING A MODIFIED FLIPPED CLASSROOM APPROACH

Situation: Many Americans have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are responsible for seven of ten deaths each year (CDC, 2016). An Extension nutrition team developed a series of webinars to address the need for… Read More