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UF/IFAS professor receives recognition for early career excellence

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — One of the University of Florida’s most promising professors has been nationally recognized as an industry leader for her scholarship and service. Lauren Diepenbrock, an assistant professor of entomology working at… Read More

Water scientists to virtually connect with pre-K to high school students through Facebook Live

By: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-273-2599, jshellhouse@ufl.edu Media contact: Samantha Murray, 949-735-1076, grenrosa@ufl.edu University of Florida agricultural education and communication graduate students will connect students in pre-K through high school and their families with university water scientists in an upcoming… Read More

COVID-19 response: UF/IFAS Extension works to bring pesticide licensing online

UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are working to identify ways to provide online testing for certified pesticide applicators while in-person testing is unavailable due to COVID-19. All in-person UF/IFAS Extension programs… Read More

COVID-19 response: UF/IFAS Extension statewide uses multiple methods to meet Floridians’ needs

From Homestead to Pensacola, UF/IFAS Extension agents and staff are using all tools necessary – including many virtual activities — to help businesses, neighbors and governments navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. Here are some examples from UF/IFAS… Read More

Extension dropbox, online services offer solutions to consumer concerns

DAVIE, Fla. – Unique times call for unique measures. In lieu of the CDC’s recommendations to practice social distancing against COVID-19 spread, UF/IFAS Extension Broward has developed new approaches to providing continued services. Need to identify if there… Read More

Master Gardener training cultivates new volunteers through virtual learning

DAVIE, Fla. – You can’t stop the Master Gardeners from learning. Amid social distancing brought on by COVID-19 and just as Master Gardeners hit their peak training season, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County program administrators and participants are taking… Read More

UF launches online resources for teaching agriculture, life sciences remotely

By: Jarred Shellhouse, 352-273-2599, jshellhouse@ufl.edu Media Contact: Samantha Murray, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu University of Florida faculty and students have launched an online resource for agricultural educators adjusting to remote teaching due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As teachers in Florida… Read More

Florida manatees: a winter vacation in the springs

As warmer weather arrives, manatees prepare to leave their winter shelter in the Florida springs. Learn why manatees spend winter in the springs and get tips to keep manatees safe with a UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant expert…. Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Marjorie Moore, An Agent of Change

1920-2020 Women Trailblazers

Marjorie Moore dedicated her Extension career of 40 years to empowering children and adults alike and establishing partnerships to advance the needs of the communities she served. Her early work fostered healthy nutrition habits and 4-H leadership skills… Read More