Category: UF/IFAS Extension

On Earth Day, UF Researchers Say Conserve Water Now or Pay the Price Later

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida residents are using more and more water every day, leaving future Floridians with more expensive options to meet anticipated needs, according to University of Florida researchers. Earth Day, April 22, is a great time… Read More

UF Leads Trend to Open Food Businesses with Workshops

FELLSMERE, Fla. – Kimberly and George Vecchio wanted to reinvent their 20-acre farm near Vero Beach from mostly animals to produce so they could start a food business. Though George had been a gourmet chef for more than… Read More

Florida Sea Grant helped save Keys lobster industry nearly $4 million after Hurricane Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma displaced more than 150,000 spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys last year, sometimes miles away from their original locations. But a novel eyes-in-the-sky solution has saved the industry nearly $4 million, according… Read More

Acclaimed cattle nutrition expert named director of UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

QUINCY, Fla. – When Glen Aiken wasn’t helping his grandfather wrangle cattle in the smothering Texas heat, he was traveling with his father to meat packing houses across the region. “I swear I visited every meat packing plant… Read More

UF-led team of scientists outlines novel approach to save endangered tree

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With fewer than 1,000 of them left in the wild, the Florida torreya tree is on the path to extinction. But now scientists have a plan to save it. Last month, scientists from universities, conservation… Read More

UF Joins New Center to Create Fuel from Plants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida is one of 17 institutions partnering with the University of Illinois in the $115-million Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI). Researchers will work to develop efficient ways to grow,… Read More

Women in Ag: Raelene Crandall

By Kim Scotto   Dr. Raelene Crandall, assistant professor in the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation, fondly remembers her first fire: a prescribed prairie burn during an undergraduate internship with the Nature Conservancy. It wasn’t just… Read More

Weed Appreciation Day: Not all weeds bad, says UF expert

 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new plant pops up in your yard — is it a weed? It’s all in the eye of the beholder, says a lawn and garden expert with the University of Florida. “A weed… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension video wins top ad industry award

 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A neighborly message of care and community from the University of Florida IFAS Extension has won a prestigious gold award from the American Advertising Federation in the Film, Video, Sound category. Named Best in… Read More