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Virtual dating amidst COVID-19: FAQs and tips from a relationship expert

In a time when connection is desired more than ever but difficult to achieve, many have taken to virtual methods of feeling connected. UF/IFAS Extension SMART Couples agent Stephanie Norman shares tips for feeling close while apart during… Read More

Families with limited resources may get UF/IFAS nutrition education virtually

Educators with the UF/IFAS Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) teach classes in-person. They prefer face-to-face education, and so do their clients. But soon, they may bring lessons to stakeholders where they live or work. EFNEP… Read More

UF relationship workshops now available online

The coronavirus crisis has put a strain on many relationships. Couples are stressed — from being cooped up at home, juggling work and childcare, and economic hardships, not to mention the general sense of uncertainty now pervading much… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension agents working together to better serve citrus growers

By RUTH BORGER  LAKE ALFRED, FL — Florida’s citrus growers have long benefited from productive relationships with UF/IFAS Extension commercial citrus agents who work in central and Southwest Florida. And it’s about to get better. UF/IFAS Extension commercial… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists assess iNaturalist’s data quality of termite records

DAVIE, Fla. – Data sources are invaluable to scientific research. While there are countless numbers of data resources designed and dedicated to specific areas of research, nowadays, data resources available to scientists seeking knowledge of biodiversity in a… Read More

In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals and insects to… Read More

A man meant for Extension: Ralph Mitchell, your interim DeSoto County Extension director

ARCADIA, Fla. — Growing up in Rhode Island, it almost seemed like Ralph Mitchell was destined to pursue Extension as a career. “Well, my father was an Extension agent,” Mitchell said. “I loved to come to his office… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Broward 4-H granted $10K from Glick Philanthropies to expand nutrition, gardening project for residents amid COVID-19

UF/IFAS 4-H among 107 organizations selected for $820K Community Relief Fund DAVIE, Fla. – With COVID-19, thousands of reports have risen to the surface documenting the challenges of individuals and communities affected by the global virus. The virus… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers try to reduce fruit drop, increase yield in Valencia, Hamlin oranges

UF/IFAS citrus scientists Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez are trying to reduce the amount of fruit that drops from Hamlin and Valencia trees prior to harvest. If fruit drops, growers can’t harvest it, and that leads to losses… Read More