Dr. Gullible and Operation Skeeter Stop

  Situation: During 2016, reports about the Zika virus and associated health risks dominated the news throughout the nation, especially in Florida. In response, Hernando County Extension agents participated in the statewide “UF/IFAS 2016 Zika Challenge” program to… Read More

Natural Areas Training Academy in its 17th year of training land managers!

The mission of the Natural Areas Training Academy (aka “NATA”) is to create a network of land managers with current knowledge and skills to conserve Florida’s resources.  Natural areas managers in the Southeastern United States face unique challenges, due… Read More

Building Resiliency Through School Gardens

Building Resiliency through School Gardens M. Rometo, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Sarasota, FL Sarasota County’s Comprehensive Plan encourages the use of county parks for community gardens to promote sustainable agriculture practices.  However, four years ago, coordination and standards… Read More