“Seed Scholarships” and Orange County Head Start Project

Situation: Head Start is a national school readiness program created as part of a “war on poverty”. Specifically, it is designed to promote healthy development and assist children from low-income families overcome the disadvantages of poverty before they… Read More

“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