Category: Work & Life

Avocado ~ It’s More Than Guacamole

Have you tried an avocado lately? Avocado is a green-skinned, fleshy fruit that adorns your grocers’ shelves.  There are many varieties.  They can be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical and ripen only after they’re harvested.  They are grown commercially… Read More

Honey Bees, are in the air!

The business of bees Honey Bees are everywhere in Highlands County. It’s that time of year when the bees are busy making honey. Because Highlands County produces so much citrus and citrus produces a heavy nectar flow, the… Read More

CIVIC: Community Voices Informed Choices

What is CIVIC and how does it relate to community resource development in Broward County? CIVIC is UF/IFAS Extension community development programming and the acronym stands for: Community Voices Informed Choices. It is a UF/IFAS Extension initiative that… Read More

Demystifying Pressure Cooking

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Pressure cooking is a terrific way to cook delicious meals in half the time (or less!). Increasing the pressure inside the cooker increases the temperature faster, so… Read More

Haitian college students study farming practices in improved course supported by AREA

En française LES CAYES, Haiti — Every year, high-level students at the State University of Haiti’s Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (FAMV) leave the classroom to interact directly with farmers as part of an intensive diagnostic field… Read More