Category: UF/IFAS Extension

2019 Tropicana Speech Contest Winners Go To District

Congratulations to the 2019 First Place Tropicana Speech Contest winners who will represent Wakulla County at District Competition on May 4, 2019: Brooke Baum 5th grade Wakulla Christian School Speech title: E Pluribus Unum Vanessa Foreman 6th grade… Read More

2019 Tropicana Speech Contest Winners Go To District

Congratulations to the 2019 First Place Tropicana Speech Contest winners who will represent Wakulla County at District Competition on May 4, 2019: Brooke Baum 5th grade Wakulla Christian School Speech title: E Pluribus Unum Vanessa Foreman 6th grade… Read More

2019 Tropicana Speech Contest Winners Go To District

Congratulations to the 2019 First Place Tropicana Speech Contest winners who will represent Wakulla County at District Competition on May 4, 2019: Brooke Baum 5th grade Wakulla Christian School Speech title: E Pluribus Unum Vanessa Foreman 6th grade… Read More

2019 Tropicana Speech Contest Winners Go To District

Congratulations to the 2019 First Place Tropicana Speech Contest winners who will represent Wakulla County at District Competition on May 4, 2019: Brooke Baum 5th grade Wakulla Christian School Speech title: E Pluribus Unum Vanessa Foreman 6th grade… Read More

Plans on the way for 2nd Garden Festival

Let it Grow The Highlands County Master Gardeners took a leap of faith last year and it paid off. The annual plant sale became a Garden Festival. Their theme, “Let it Grow” described the process to a Tee…. Read More

The Impacts of a 4-H Livestock Program, K. Taylor, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County 4-H Agent,

Situation: The Sumter County 4-H and FFA Premier Exhibitor program is a valuable livestock educational experience for youth. The content of the program provides the framework for youth to learn a variety of topics related to the production… Read More

GROWING AGRICULTURAL AWARENESS AND STEM CAREERS. J.S. Kelly, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL and G. Sachs, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL

Situation: As more and more youth are being raised in an urban setting, they are less connected to agriculture and less knowledgeable of agriculture and related careers. At the same time, there is also a nation-wide shortage of… Read More

ENGAGING ASPIRING VETERINARIANS THROUGH 4-H SUMMER CAMP C.L. Woodard, Seminole County 4-H Extension Agent, Seminole County, Sanford, FL, J.K. Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL., S.T. Michael, F/IFAS Extension, Central District, FL. A.M. House, UF CVM, Gainesville, FL.

Situation: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022 with Veterinarians having an occupational growth… Read More

AWARENESS OF BEDBUGS IN AN INTERGENERATIONAL SETTING J.E. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter and Hernando Counties, Bushnell, FL

Situation: The bed bug (Cimex lectularius) has become one of the most important insect pests in urban entomology in The United States. Bedbugs can be found in mattresses and found in school items such as books and backpacks…. Read More

SPIN. L. Cash, UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County, DeLand, FL.

Situation and Objectives: A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people get together to learn about a topic of interest. SPIN programs have proved to be successful because they provide short-term… Read More