Tag: extension

UF helps residents save at least 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation annually

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Participants in a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program saved 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation in 2016, enough to supply 15 subdivisions with water for a year, UF/IFAS experts… Read More

UF/IFAS experts help growers ready for tonight’s cold snap

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers are bracing for a cold snap tonight that could cost them thousands of dollars in damage. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agents and researchers are here to help. A… Read More

Faculty to share helpful information at UF/IFAS Urban Landscape Summit

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protecting the water Floridians will need for the 15 million additional residents projected to live here 50 years from now means getting today’s 20 million Floridians to conserve water, a… Read More

Learn more about Florida’s water resources with new UF/IFAS website

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Are you concerned about how your water tastes? Do you want to know how much you use, or whether we’ll have enough water for the next generation? A… Read More

Longtime UF/IFAS administrator retires after outstanding career in research, outreach

Chris Waddill HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Her career at UF/IFAS spanned 20 years, starting as Dean for UF/IFAS Extension and later working as director of three research and education centers. Now, Chris Waddill is ready to retire. On Oct…. Read More

UF/IFAS officials credit teamwork for victory over invasive Oriental fruit fly; end of quarantine means return to business as usual for Miami-Dade County growers

Female Oriental fruit fly. Click on image for high-res version. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lifting of an agricultural quarantine in Miami-Dade County on Feb. 13 signaled victory over the invasive Oriental fruit fly and a… Read More

Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame adds 4 new inductees on Feb. 9

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame is honoring four new inductees in Tampa on Feb. 9 who have ties to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Florida Agricultural Hall of… Read More

Mother-daughter team teaches the art of canning food

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a little girl, Melanie Thomas would ladle hot fruit into glass jars with  her grandmother or watch from afar as her parents canned fruits and vegetables in the kitchen. “I was one of those… Read More

UF CALS student, faculty study cost-savings for blueberry cold protection measures

See caption for both photos below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Tori Bradley, learning about cold weather may turn into cold hard cash for Florida blueberry growers. Bradley, a University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences graduate… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension helping students enter the food service workforce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brandi Smith, 17 and a senior in the culinary arts program at Dunnellon High School, dreams of one day being accepted into the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. A program at her… Read More