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Category: Professional Development

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting possibilities for small- and… Read More

Food and Resource Economics Advisor Receives Professional Award

Danielle Shu, academic advisor for the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department (FRED), recently received the Region III William Leftwich Outstanding New Professional Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). The award was presented virtually… Read More

Is it really about having good luck?

In my whole life, I’ve never found a four-leaf clover. Until now. Last week, I found one. Today, two more. So is luck really something that is that hard to find? Do we really have to spend our… Read More

Luck is what you make it

As kids, many of us have sat in the yard and just searched for the elusive four-leaf clover. Kids can search for hours on end and often never find anything close. They only continue to find those three… Read More

Take Everything Personal

Often times in the workplace, one may hear statements like “that’s not my responsibility” or “sorry, but that is not in my job description.” I know that I have said things similar in my early years of Cooperative… Read More

Investing in AEC Graduate Student Development

Growing up on a small, diversified livestock farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Ed Osborne enjoyed both the responsibilities of agricultural production and the potential provided by education. Early in his high school experience he… Read More

“No.” “No, thanks.”

In Extension, in my opinion, we have one of the best jobs ever. We get to help people and share awesome information that will help transform lives. There are youth programs to plan in order for them to… Read More