Category: UF/IFAS Extension

UF Students Join NCAA Final Four Sustainability Squad

sustainability squad members at the ncaa women's basketball final four

By H. Hopper and C. Lanzone UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County interns TAMPA – As events go, they don’t get much bigger than an NCAA Final Four. So, when Randy Penn, waste reduction agent at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County,… Read More

Volunteers needed for horseshoe crab project

Often, when I meet people, they ask me. “What do you do?” When I tell them I’m a marine biologist, I get replies like, “Cool, I always wanted to be a marine biologist” or “I wish I could… Read More

Love is in the air… and all over the car windshield

The few things we can count on in Florida in the spring – heat, humidity, sunshine, and lovebugs. Yes, those small, black bugs that are everywhere, but especially splattered across the front of our cars. You are lucky if your… Read More

Just hanging around

If you walk around your house you may notice small brown spindle-shaped objects attached to walls, fence posts, or just about anything stationary with a vertical surface. They look like mini scrap-piles of dried grass, twig and bark…. Read More

Sarasota County Extension experts provide path to future

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office building

By JACK PAYNE Senior vice president, UF Agriculture and Natural Resources The Sarasota you love is changing. Residents arriving. Concern about red tide and water quality rising. Green space shrinking. A heavier lift for the low-income to make… Read More

Local congregations go green

Local faith organizations are doing their part in helping the earth by becoming more sustainable. They are practicing conservation by becoming more energy- and water-efficient and reducing waste. By participating in our Green Business Partnership program and educating… Read More