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Florida 4-H pen pal program goes national

This seems like a lost art: Writing a letter using a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper. Florida 4-H youth and many of their counterparts are using this method to communicate to friends. They put it… Read More

UF/IFAS names new director for Range Cattle Research and Education Center

ONA, Fla. — As a child working and living on the family farm, Brent Sellers took on the nickname, “Weedhopper,” because an acquaintance said he was always jumping around in the weeds. “Who knew at age 5 or… Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Jackie Burns the First and Only Woman to be Named UF/IFAS Dean of Research

Jackie Burns, a University of Florida professor emeritus, was the first and only woman to be named UF/IFAS dean of research, a position she held from 2014 until her retirement in January 2019. A trailblazer in more than… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty and Extension agents working hard to deliver for the citrus industry

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla., — While the scenery may have changed, the work remains the same for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus faculty and Extension agents. “The coronavirus pandemic has… Read More

Bite-sized Science webinars bring popular Sea Grant trainings to your home

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every weekday at 4 p.m. EST from April 20 through May 29 (except Memorial Day), Florida Sea Grant will provide live, online classes on coastal topics. These free, 30-minute classes will be… Read More

UF surveys to identify impact of pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and marine industries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19… Read More

50th anniversary of Earth Day stresses climate change, health

Cooped up inside during the novel coronavirus quarantine? Go for a walk. As you amble outside your home, bear in mind the effort required to preserve the beauty around you, says a UF/IFAS Extension regional sustainability agent. That… Read More

New list provides assistance options for Florida coastal businesses

By: Rhett Register Florida Sea Grant is maintaining a curated list of disaster assistance options for Florida’s coastal businesses disrupted by COVID-19. The list contains links to details about well- and lesser-known options and includes “quick takeaway” overviews… Read More

How to be smart with your stimulus check: Tips and FAQs

In the coming weeks, millions of Americans will receive money from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. According to UF/IFAS personal finance experts, now is the time to plan… Read More