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Arachnophobia and Florida Residents

The Other Florida Residents Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health– Building a healthier way of eating

As part of our “Grocery Shopping for your Health” series, we will take you on a tour of a typical store. But, before we begin, let’s look at what it means to build a healthy eating pattern. Keep… Read More

Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our… Read More

Andra Johnson named dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of Florida Cooperative Extension Service

Andra Johnson, associate director of Penn State Extension, will be the next dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida announced on Tuesday. Johnson will assume the role on November… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Jenna Knobbe

The UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experiences. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS… Read More

Recognition Beyond Boundaries

UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteers were recognized for excellence during the 2021 International Master Gardener Conference, hosted by the Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program. The conference is attended by more than a thousand program volunteers from most of… Read More

A Partnership for PROS: Plastic Free Restoration of Oyster Shorelines

We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership for Plastic-free Restoration… Read More