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New UF/IFAS Extension videos available for public

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A series of nine educational videos are now available to the public, thanks to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members.

County faculty from UF/IFAS’ central district prepared proposals for the videos that were reviewed by district technology experts, state specialists and instructional designers.

The videos are available at http://www.youtube.com/user/IFASCDistrict/videos. Seven of the videos are in English; two are in Spanish.

The video titles include:

*Women and Money: Unique Issues

*Working with 4-H Club Officers

*Subsurface Drip Irrigation

*Retrofit Your Irrigation

*Soil Sampling

*Plastic Pollution

*Nourishing Our Frail Elders

*¿Qué es 4-H?” (What is 4-H?)

*Alimentación Saludable Jardinería contenedor (Healthful eating using container gardens)

Tim Momol, a UF/IFAS professor and director for Extension’s central district, said officials hope the videos will prove helpful to the public, and he noted that they are available for use by those who handle websites, social media accounts, online newsletters and the like. The new videos join more than 200 videos already housed on the central district’s YouTube channel.

Tom Obreza, senior associate dean for UF/IFAS Extension, lauded the Extension team from the central district that created such high-quality educational tools. Through real-world examples, the videos teach important concepts that enhance the lives of Floridians and their environment, he said.

UF/IFAS Extension Dean Nick Place echoed Obreza’s sentiment.

“These peer-reviewed videos are an excellent means of extending knowledge and information to clientele in a highly applicable format in both English and Spanish,” he said. “These videos will enable many more people access to the educational resources of UF/IFAS Extension.”

UF/IFAS Extension’s central district includes Flagler, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Hernando, Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Osceola and St. Johns counties.

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Contact: Tim Momol, 352-392-1781, tmomol@ufl.edu