Tag: family

Nutrients are nice, but produce better pass the taste test

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers want produce that tickles their taste buds and is easy on the eye, but they think quality fruits and vegetables are a matter of luck, according to University of… Read More

UF/IFAS helps ‘Keep the (blood) Pressure Down’

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty want to help you relieve some pressure – in this case, by lowering your blood pressure. What better timing?… Read More

Habitat for Humanity, UF/IFAS Extension program work together for new homeowners

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As they prepare to be new homeowners with help from Habitat for Humanity, program candidates learn home maintenance, how to save energy and how to get along better with home… Read More

UF/IFAS gets $5 million to help families strengthen relationships

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 160,000 people got divorced in 2014 in Florida, according to the state Department of Health. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty have received a new $5 million grant to… Read More

Many career options for this year’s UF CALS grads

Javan Brown GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Unlike most graduating college seniors, Javan Brown gets up at 5:30 every morning. While his classmates sleep in, Brown goes to the Army ROTC center on the University of Florida campus to go… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers get $2 million grant to study organic strawberry production

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will address production constraints for organic strawberry producers, thanks to a new $2 million federal grant. The grant comes from the Organic… Read More

UF/IFAS expert wins lifetime achievement award for his international work for nonprofits

Muthusami Kumaran GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Since 2012, for three summers, UF/IFAS students have travelled to India with Family, Youth and Community Sciences nonprofit management faculty member Muthusami Kumaran to learn about Non-Governmental Organizations (nonprofits) and development. While there,… Read More

UF/IFAS study sheds light on how willing we are to adjust our energy bills

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All it takes is six questions. You answer those, and University of Florida researchers say contractors will know how willing you are to upgrade your home for energy efficiency and whether you… Read More