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Okay google … Search for funding opportunities for my farm


September 7, 2021

If only it would be that easy! It can be tricky to filter through all the information available on the web, tease apart what programs apply to you, and find out about what is available locally. For that reason, Alachua, Bradford, and Union ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, FarmingAlachua, Starting-a-Farm, UF/IFAS Extension

Gardens of the World: Expanding Empires


August 16, 2020

Introduction An expanding civilization brought expanding empires with new ideas, cultures, and gardens. As civilization expanded, so did landscape and garden design. Throughout history, different cultures embodied themselves through landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Design, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Garden Design, Garden History, Gardens Of The World, Greece, Greek, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Persia, Roman, Rome
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Diversify the Landscape: Annuals and Perennials


June 8, 2020

Landscape Diversity with Annuals and Perennials Let us spice up our landscapes. Our landscapes our overrun with a limited plant palette. We must diversify the landscape. In this landscape series, “Diversify the Landscape”, we are exploring ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, Diversify The Landscape, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Landscape, UF/IFAS Extension

Attracting Wildlife with Unbridled Enthusiasm


May 8, 2020

Wildlife in the Environment "DAD! A BUMBLEBEE!” My son yelled excitingly the other day. Of course, it was a dragonfly, but to my two-year-old son, all flying insects are bumblebees. Five minutes later we found ourselves lifting logs, digging ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alachua, Attracting Wildlife, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Insects, Landscape, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife

The Importance of Submitting Plant Samples to Diagnostic Laboratories


April 27, 2020

Why Submit a Sample? In this age of modern technology and web based diagnostic platforms, it is becoming much easier for producers and other professionals in plant production to find answers to questions about their growing operations. Although ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease,

Green Spaces and Public Health


April 13, 2020

Importance of Green Spaces This morning, while working at my alternate location, I listened to a cardinal’s serenade, watched a plump of Black-Bellied Whistle Ducks fly over, touched the morning dew with my feet, sat under a canopy of a tree, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Accessability, Air Quality, Design, Green Spaces, Parks, Public Health, Recreation, Trees, Urban Areas, Urban Design, Water Quality

Creating a directory to sell directly to FL consumers during COVID-19 outbreak


April 7, 2020

Many of the traditional markets for the distribution of goods to consumers have been disrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be ideal to have a way to connect the consumers and the producers so we can all help each other during this ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Alachua, COVID-19, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Local, UF/IFAS Extension

Online CEU opportunities for license renewal


April 6, 2020

There are multiple ways in which you could earn Continued Education Units (CEUs) to renew your pesticide license online. You can visit any of the websites below for online CEUs: University of Florida Online CEUs through the IFAS Catalog. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Alachua, COVID-19, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Licensing, Pesticide

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