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High Blood Pressure: Get the Facts

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences In honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share a few facts about high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 78 million people… Read More

Mothers see healthier children in the “One Egg Per Day” project in Burkina Faso

“Bicycle chicken” is a national dish in Burkina Faso, and even Bill Gates shared a video about it and blogged that chicken rearing can reduce extreme poverty. But what about the eggs? Recent research in Burkina Faso, sponsored… Read More

Gear Up for the 4th Annual Mermaid Chase!

Join us for our 4th annual Mermaid Chase Paddling Race along our Bayport Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail! Proceeds from the race are used for marine and coastal education and restoration projects in Hernando County. Click here to register!… Read More

A Way to Fight Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)

In Florida, Brazilian Peppertree is listed as a noxious weed and category-1 invasive plant according to Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC).  It was originally introduced to Florida from South America as a pretty ornamental shrub during the… Read More

Stand Up & Holler for UF/IFAS!

It’s Gator Nation Giving Day! When you give to UF/IFAS, you partner with a network of faculty, students and volunteers who are creating positive and lasting change in Florida and beyond. “Stand up and holler” for the UF/IFAS… Read More

2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Application for Columbia County

The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational projects include public outreach at… Read More