Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Local residents can give up exotic animals at UF pet amnesty event April 16

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Exotic pets can be fun, but if animals become too big, too costly or too difficult to manage, the enjoyment may disappear and owners may start looking… Read More

UF breaks ground for new 7,800-square-foot Austin Cary Forest Learning Center

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new era began for the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation April 6 as ground was broken for the Austin Cary Forest… Read More

UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation sets Spring Celebration for April 5-6

UF/IFAS file photo of Austin Cary Forest palmetto and pine, by Dawn McKinstry GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This spring, the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation has two reasons to celebrate: One is the annual SFRC… Read More

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm offers education, fun

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Milk may be sold in supermarkets, but it comes from cows – that’s the lesson being offered this Saturday at Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a… Read More

Huge, aggressive mosquito may be abundant in Florida this summer, UF/IFAS expert warns

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If mosquitoes were motorcycles, the species known as Psorophora ciliata would be a Harley-Davidson – big, bold, made in America and likely to be abundant in Florida… Read More

Turfgrass alternatives offer residents additional groundcover choices, UF/IFAS experts say

Click here for high-res image. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spring is right around the corner, and for some residents it may be time to think about sprucing up the yard with new landscaping. Covering more than… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty aid Fort White teens in building aquaponics system to raise fish, vegetables

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some teenagers want a car; Tiffy Murrow wants to feed the world. The Fort White High School junior has spent almost two years learning to farm fish,… Read More