Food Preservation has played a big role in my growing up, I remember picking vegetable in the garden and helping my parents preserve the produce. Living in a small rural community my family preserved most of our food from our large garden, ... READ MORE
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
In 4-H, all of our programs should be guided by the Experiential Learning Model. This model of learning allows youth to have an experience and follow up with how the experience can help them in the future. The model is broken down into five ... READ MORE
You're finally a senior...so what's next?
In fall of 2017, the UF IFAS Alachua County Extension and the Alachua County Sheriff Department will come alongside "at-risk" high school seniors at Hawthorne High School and Newberry High School to ... READ MORE
What is “STEAM”?
Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence ... READ MORE
A review of Ballard (2017)
Growing up in 4-H, I saw myself as a real scientist. I took water quality samples for LakeWatch, informed fellow 4-H youth about deadly amoeba in Florida lakes, and used bug collections to determine water quality. ... READ MORE