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Happy National Lighthouse Day

On August 7, 1789, Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers (lighthousefoundation.org). Two hundred years later, Congress passed a resolution designating August 7th National Lighthouse Day. Why is this… Read More

The Roots of Cooperative Extension

Did you know that the first official American Extension Agent was a young Black male graduate of Tuskegee University named Thomas Monroe Campbell? Surely you have heard of Campbell’s protégés, Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, all… Read More

Summer Reading List

Looking for something fun to do this summer? There’s nothing like relaxing with a good book! This UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences selection of staff-recommended titles covers a wide variety of unique topics. So, whether you’re… Read More