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UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Groundbreaking


November 10, 2020

On October 15, 2020 the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County broke ground for their new Extension office to be built at the Alachua County Ag & Equestrian Center, Newberry, FL. "It has been a long road with some bumps along the way," said UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Leadership, Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Extension

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

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Emeralds of the Landscape: Florida’s Blueberries


March 15, 2020

An Important Agricultural Commodity Sprinkled around Alachua County, these tiny, blue, and sweet agricultural emeralds flourish. They are found at large agricultural production farms or in someone’s backyard. Of course, I am referring to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Blueberries, FarmingAlachua, Florida, Food, Fruit, Gardening

The Power of Spuds


February 17, 2020

The Powerful Spud Last Friday was Valentine’s Day, so, like always, I end up singing “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News. As an extension agent, Valentine’s Day also serves as an excellent reminder to plant potatoes in North ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Backyard Gardens, Food, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Potato, Potatoes, Vegetable Gardening

Hurricanes and the Resilient Landscape


August 7, 2019

A Landscape Built for Hurricanes Starts with Design and Maintenance The billowing winds are afoot. We officially entered hurricane season June 1, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center states ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Design, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane Prepardness, Hurricanes, Hurricanes And Landscape, Landscape Prepardness, Resilience

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