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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

UFIFAS Extension Dean Nick Place

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

First 2020 free Family Fishing Day is this Saturday

By Kim Scotto-Kelley Editor’s note: The event scheduled for March 14 has been postponed. The information below was posted prior to this announcement. Stay tuned for announcements regarding future Family Fishing Days.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS School of… Read More

Horseback riders address invasive species problem across Florida

A UF/IFAS Extension program educates outdoor enthusiasts to report invasive plant species with a unique vantage point – from horseback. In doing so, participants can help UF/IFAS reduce some of the invasive species that cost the United States… Read More

UF launches new online graduate certificate program addressing nuisance plants

As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, New York, Mike Sowinski wanted to work with bald eagles. Through his college biology and fisheries management courses, he became interested in what the birds eat – fish. Sowinski established a… Read More

New guide helps charter captains navigate regulations

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Running a guide business in Florida involves more than leading clients to fish. It also means steering through the complicated world of licenses, permits and safety regulations. Recently, Betty Staugler, a UF/IFAS… Read More

Fishing Guides Can Now Be Certified as Environmentally Friendly

Fishing is big business in Florida, contributing several billion dollars each year to the state’s economy. Fishing guides are an important part of that industry, providing locals and tourists with authentic Florida fishing experiences. Anglers who want to… Read More

Battling Invasive Plants Good Investment, but More Funding Needed, Study Finds

For decades, Florida communities have battled invasive plants on land and water. These plants disrupt native ecosystems and livelihoods, and more arrive each year. Now a new study from the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy shows… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS

Every Earth Day needs a scientific perspective. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has hundreds of scientists and educators ready to share scientific insights into today’s most important environmental issues. See below to some… Read More

Florida Sea Grant Specialist to Conduct Workshop, Get Feedback on Oil Spills

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Among her many duties, University of Florida Sea Grant specialist Monica Wilson tries to connect researchers and oil spill responders so they understand how to deal with such events. That’s because the livelihoods of so… Read More

UF Hosts Free Family Fishing Days

By Kim Scotto-Kelly The UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation kicks off its first 2019 Family Fishing Day this Saturday, Mar. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. The free, monthly event is held at 7922 NW 71st Street… Read More