Category: SFYL Hot Topic

Jackson County 4-Her selected as Florida junior beef ambassador

Long before she joined the Jackson County 4-H Livestock Club, Caitlin Caudill liked to pretend she was a veterinarian, treating her teddy bear or stuffed cow for a make-believe illness or injury. When she turned 11 and got… Read More

Suwannee farmers ‘test drive’ valuable water-saving tool

During most of this last year, Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did—or didn’t—need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone,… Read More

Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day Sept. 13

Mike Mulvaney and Sam and Scott Walker working with irrigation system in a peanut field.

Who:    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Escambia County will host an Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day on Sept. 13. What:    Farmers interested in irrigation systems, crop consultants, and representatives from educational and… Read More

UF/IFAS represented at Tallahassee Science Festival

Who:    Representatives from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host educational booths at the Fifth Annual Tallahassee Science Festival. Environmental management in agriculture and natural resources department Microbiology and cell science department Wildlife… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension team wins national award

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) has recognized Mace Bauer, agriculture agent with University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Columbia County, for excellence in sustainability education aimed at young, beginning or small-scale… Read More

UF/IFAS to hold sustainable agriculture network kickoff event

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will be hosting an upcoming sustainable agriculture networking and outreach event on Monday, September 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Frog Song Organics (4317 NE U.S,… Read More

Hastings farmers explore sweet potatoes as alternative crop

Back in the 1920s, Danny Johns’ great grandfather was the first farmer in the Hastings area to use a tractor instead of a mule. Now, in a region known for producing potatoes for the potato chip industry, Johns,… Read More

Collecting mosquito repellent for the homeless

Experts agree that one effective way to protect yourself against mosquitoes —and the diseases they can transmit — is to wear mosquito repellent. But for homeless people, getting access to this kind of protection can be difficult. In… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County launches school garden

As students at C.A. Weis Elementary School return for the new school year, they’ll notice something different about the area next to the outdoor space where physical education classes are usually held. Thanks to the University of Florida… Read More