Category: UF/IFAS Teaching

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

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS

Every Earth Day needs a scientific perspective. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has hundreds of scientists and educators ready to share scientific insights into today’s most important environmental issues. See below to some… Read More

DNA Evidence Shows Burmese Pythons Infiltrating Everglades Bird Colonies

Photo above courtesy of Kodiak Hengstebeck, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS department of wildlife ecology and conservation. Scientists with the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found that Burmese pythons are occupying bird… Read More

Featured Student Friday: Christine Swanson

Each week, SFRC highlights a fantastic student or alumnus for #FeaturedStudentFriday. Today’s student is Christine Swanson, a Forest Resources and Conservation Ph.D. student. Christine is advised by Dr. Stephanie Bohlman.   What’s the best thing about your current… Read More

Make Grocery Shopping Sustainable

Written by: Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Sustainability should not just be a buzzword during Earth Month.  The fact that everybody either shops for or eats groceries means the whole grocery shopping… Read More

Master Gardener 2019 Plant Sale Turnout

Planning and Preparing Saturday, April 6, 2019, we hosted our 5th annual Spring Plant Sale.  Planning for our group began last fall, with many of us dividing perennials, planting seeds, and rooting cuttings during the winter months.  The… Read More

About the Tropicana Public Speaking Competition

The County Competition The County competition will take place on Thursday April 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Office. First place winners in the 4th/5th and 6th grade county divisions will receive a full 4-H Summer… Read More

Featured Student Friday: Sthefanny Houghton

Each week, SFRC highlights a fantastic student or alumnus for #FeaturedStudentFriday. Today’s alum is Sthefanny Houghton, who earned her BS in Natural Resource Conservation (with a concentration in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences) with SFRC in 2014. Sthefanny now works… Read More

UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Ranked No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report

As an engineer in the pharmaceutical industry, Enrique Orozco-Lopez, 35, felt he could be utilizing his skills to do more for the environment. After going back to school for a master’s degree with a focus in hydraulics, Orozco-Lopez… Read More