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Category: Disaster Preparation

Hurricane Heroes: Nicole Walker

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Nicole Walker, director of UF/IFAS Extension Polk County and associate director of the UF/IFAS Extension Southwest District: Even though it’s inland, Polk County has seen its share of damage from hurricanes and tropical storms over… Read More

What’s in store for 2021? UF/IFAS experts predict food and garden trends

Food and garden trends

No one could have predicted the kind of year 2020 has been. But in late 2019, when UF/IFAS experts were asked to predict the top food and garden trends for the coming year, they made… Read More

UF/IFAS joins effort to battle farmer, rancher stress

Stressed farmer

The stress level in rural communities is off the charts. Farm and ranch closures, land forfeitures, labor issues and more contribute, and according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More

Homeowner’s Handbook updated to prepare Florida residents for disasters

Fl-storm-season

Hurricanes and natural disasters are nothing new to Floridians, but we are in uncharted territory when we try to manage disasters during a pandemic. That makes making planning for disasters paramount. The second edition of… Read More

Hurricane Sally: UF/IFAS research plots destroyed; 4-H Camp Timpoochee loses sea wall

Fl-storm-season

Hurricane Sally damaged several UF/IFAS facilities and research sites in the Florida Panhandle last week. The teaching, research and outreach activities at these locations support the region’s agricultural and natural resources industries, local residents, families… Read More

Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm

Cattle care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension livestock specialist, Doug Mayo Before the storm Preparing the pasture Secure loose objects or remove them from pastures. If possible, avoid placing cattle in… Read More