Tag: Central District Symposium

ORANGE COUNTY EXTENSION LIVING WELL TEAM BUILDER

J. Griffin, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL LuAnn Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County Orlando, FL Jenny Rodriguez, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County Orlando, FL  Situation: Extension employees can work long hours on sedentary jobs that require self- focused… Read More

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSPARENCY IN VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

Maxine Hunter, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County Residential Horticulture Agent. Ocala, FL. Situation: Extension education provides a valuable public service by positively impacting complex social needs and issues within communities through educational programming. Extension volunteers can greatly expand the… Read More

EXTENDING EXTENSION; THE “URBAN OASIS” PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN UF/IFAS AND FLORIDA HOSPITAL/FISH MEMORIAL

Joe Sewards, UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County, Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator, DeLand, Fl. Situation: Forming partnerships with non-profit organizations has always been an important component of Extension programming. These days, it is critical to further enhance… Read More

CREATING & FOSTERING CONFIDENCE OF VOLUNTEER MIDDLE MANAGERS

K. G. McCormick, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL Situation: Master Gardener Volunteers require a substantial amount of time to train. Volunteer retention is a large concern once they are trained. Volunteers leaving the program after a single… Read More

COLLABORATING WITH OTHER AGENCIES TO INCREASE CLASS PARTICIPATION AND GREATER IMPACTS

Ricketts G., Pabon E., UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County Situation: The UF/IFAS Extension/Osceola County horticulture department was facing challenges in getting clientele to attend horticulture training programs. Methods: The agents conducted 2 meetings with Osceola County Natural Resources… Read More

CREATING A SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Felter L., Osborne L., Wooten H., Ricketts G., Marble C., Ali G. UF/IFAS Extension in Orange, Osceola & Seminole Counties, FL. Objectives: There are 900 nurseries in Central Florida representing over 5500 acres. Many nurseries practice calendar spraying… Read More

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – CREATING A CULTURE THAT CELEBRATES AND SUPPORTS LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

Kelly Greer, Amy Vu, LuAnn Duncan & Richard Tyson UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: Orange County is rapidly urbanizing while the once robust agricultural economy is struggling. The current culture among planners is for continued rapid… Read More