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Category: 4-H & Youth

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County (UPDATED)

exterior shot of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, with red-orange sky in background as sun sets

Updated: 03.19 10:25am Please note that all Plant Clinic help desk locations and services have been suspended, effective immediately and through April 30. This step comes as part of our ongoing commitment to protecting the safety and health… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

EVENT: Program assistants needed for National 4-H

4-H youth (and agents) pause for a group photo in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., during the 2018 Leadership Washington Focus event.

National 4-H Council is seeking high school graduates to serve as program assistants this summer for the popular Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus programs, in Washington, District of Columbia. Apply by Jan. 15, 2020, to become… Read More

A lifetime of giving to local 4-H

Marlene and Don Strickland sit for a photo

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County celebrates a lifetime of volunteer service to Sarasota County 4-H and selects Don and Marlene Strickland for Volunteers of the Month for August. For 43 years, Don and Marlene Strickland have mentored 4-H youth… Read More

Amber’s Adventures: The story of a summer internship

Intern Amber helps with pond study

By AMBER LOPATINE Intern, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Hi! I’m Amber, and I recently completed my summer internship experience with Sarasota County. Keep reading to learn about my summer adventures in Sustainability and Natural Resources. I have always… Read More

Women in STEM Careers: Dr. Emily Hall

Dr. Emily Hall conducts research in her lab

Throughout history, women have been instrumental in advancing science, in key discoveries and insightful developments. Some of my favorite contemporary scientists are women, including Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Dr. Eugenie “Genie” Clark, each of whom… Read More