Tag: Extension

UF/IFAS County Extension director: Be ready to provide information for FEMA aid

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hundreds of residents are lining up for assistance from FEMA now that Hurricane Irma has come and gone. But, many may be turned away for not having proper documentation or information. “We want to… Read More

UF Extension director offers tips on getting post-hurricane help

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma has done her worst, and now residents are left to pick up the pieces. But, help is available if residents act quickly, said Gene McAvoy, University of Florida IFAS Extension Hendry County… Read More

Tips on how to protect livestock during hurricane

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  While Florida residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irma, agriculture operators are working to make sure their livestock survive the storm. Agents with University of Florida IFAS Extension offer advice on how to safeguard animals before, during… Read More

New UF center updating research on Southeastern agricultural health and safety

By Ricky Telg GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Data about the safety and health of agricultural, forestry and fisheries workers in Florida is severely outdated, according to the director of a newly formed agricultural health and safety center, and is… Read More

UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center wins prestigious Prudential award

LIVE OAK, Fla. — When the staff at the University of Florida IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center decided to transform the facility’s farm, their only thought was helping local growers to succeed. Little did they know that… Read More

UF Extension fights for wildlife during National Clean Beaches Week

By Rebecca Burton GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While Florida is known for its pristine beaches, endangered species still rely on residents and visitors to keep their habitat clean. In celebration of National Clean Beaches Week (July 1-7), University of… Read More

UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, Community Gardens Program Update

On Tuesday, the 20th of June, the Pasco County Board of Commissioners passed the first county Urban Agriculture Ordinance in the State of Florida. With this leap forward, the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, Community Gardens (CG) Program is… Read More

UF study helps save revenue, farms from wireworms

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Scientists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are helping state growers save money by managing wireworms in their sweet potato farms. Wireworms became a problem in Florida after sweet… Read More

Upcoming Workshop: Best Practices at Farmers’ Markets – Improving Food Safety and Market Growth

Event Organizer Dr. Soo Ahn, the organizer of this workshop, is Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL. She received her Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell… Read More