As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact ... READ MORE
On August 9, 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (also known as the IPCC) released its latest report about the current state of our climate. The report also talks about what we can expect to see in the future. As with any climate ... READ MORE
Happy World Ocean Day! June 8th is World Ocean Day. For 2021, World Ocean Day is raising awareness and support to protect at least 30% of the world’s land, waters, and ocean by 2030. World Ocean Day has been coordinated and promoted by The ... READ MORE
We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here.
By Holly Abeels & Katherine Clements
Are you a ... READ MORE
Growing up along a creek that snaked its way through my hometown in the Mississippi Delta, I knew more than most people my age about alligatorweed, the invasive water-impeding amaranth weed species clogging waterways across the Southeastern ... READ MORE
In June 2020 I wrote a blog post about the Florida Friendly Fishing Guide Certification. As a recap, this online course teaches best practices for catch and release fishing to Florida fishing guides. Each lesson plan focuses on a different aspect ... READ MORE
Fishing with guides
Fishing is a great pastime and Florida is a great place to do it! Each year, millions of anglers visit the state’s waters to take part in the fun. Recreational fishing is a major part of our tourism economy. Generally, ... READ MORE
Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth
April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces ... READ MORE
National Ag Week is from March 22-28, 2020. This year’s theme is “Ag Brings Everybody to the Table”. More people are staying home and spending time with family right now so this theme resonates with the times. Here in Florida, an aspect ... 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