Tag: extension

Ron O’Connor named National Friend of Extension

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ron O’Connor takes a hands-on approach to helping at University of Florida/IFAS Extension events, mentoring up and coming agriculture students, taking photographs and even securing grants for many projects. This month at the 2015… Read More

Hundreds of students will learn what it takes to work in agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 600 fourth-grade students are ready to learn about science, technology, engineering and math through the eyes of Marion County’s farming community this week during the University of Florida Marion County Extension’s second annual… Read More

UF/IFAS holding workshop for farmers’ market managers and vendors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers markets have been growing in popularity throughout the last decade as consumers discover the benefits of buying farm-fresh food directly from small-scale, local growers.  However, increasing popularity has also raised food safety concerns for… Read More

UF/IFAS helping homeowners across Florida deal with coyotes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coyotes were introduced in Florida in the 1920s for hunting and, today, they live in every county in the state and are becoming a nuisance in some areas. Lisa Hickey, an Extension agent for the… Read More

UF/IFAS helping to train the next generation of farm labor supervisors

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — University of Florida Agricultural Economist Fritz Roka is putting into action the adage “When you know better, you do better.” Roka and his team from UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are leading training… Read More

History marker honors UF/IFAS Extension’s role in helping Florida’s farmers, ranchers, families

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the early 1900s, every farmer and rancher in Florida knew their county Extension agent by name: It was the person from the University of Florida who taught them the best and latest techniques, and… Read More

Gulf oil spill specialist more than getting her feet wet

link to video: https://youtu.be/6HAVS5ex8tU GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida Sea Grant’s new Gulf oil spill research Extension specialist, Monica Wilson translates oil spill science to Gulf Coast residents and stakeholders. Her audiences include commercial, recreational and for-hire fishermen,… Read More