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Collier County Farmer’s Market Guide – Winter and Spring 2024


January 8, 2024

If you are a food enthusiasts seeking fresh and flavorful produce, look no further than right here in Collier County. Our county is home to 12 vibrant farmer's markets that showcase a diverse array of locally grown fruits, vegetables, artisanal ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, SWFL, UF/IFAS Extension

2023 JAMAS! Class – Learn about the Amazing Avocado


August 30, 2023

Holy guacamole! Avocados are coming into harvest this time of the year in SWFL and there are many opportunities to try the delicious Florida avocado around town. Avocados, Persea americana Miller, are indigenous to Mexico, Central American ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Avocado, Collier County, Collier County Extension, JAMAS, Jeff Wasielewski, Jessica Ryals, Small Farms, Tropical Fruit, UF/IFAS Extension
Learning to cook delicious and nutritious recipes from fresh, local foods.

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grant – UF/IFAS Extension Collier County


August 7, 2023

Reaching More with Nutrition Education UF/IFAS Extension Collier County on the Southwest Coast of Florida is one of Collier County’s divisions receiving American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant funding provided through the U.S. Department of Treasury ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, American Rescue Plan, ARP, Collier County Extension, Collier County Public Services, Community Nutrition Education, Cooking Challenge, Cooking Classes, Fighting Food Insecurity, Local Foods, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) Species Profile


February 11, 2022

Atlantic Cubera Snapper, Lutjanus cyanopterus IGFA World Record: 124 lbs 12 oz, Garden Bank, Louisiana 2007 Florida Record: 116 lbs 6 oz, Clearwater 1979 For most current cubera snapper regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Blackened Fish, Boating, Ciguatera, Collier, Cook Your Catch, Cuban Snapper, Cubera, Cubera Snapper, Deep Sea, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Fillet, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Fry, Fisheries, Fishing, Freedive, Fried Fish, FWC, How To, Lee, Offshore, Paradise Coast, Reef, Regulation, Scuba, Sea Food, Sea Grant, Seasons, Snapper, Species Profile, Sustainable, SWFL

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile


October 14, 2021

Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Tripletail, Buoy, Buoyfish, Crab Pot, Debris, Eddyfish, Fillet, Fish, Fish Facts, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fishing, Fishing Guide, FWC, How To, How To Fillet, Igfa, Lobotes Surinamensis, Marine Debris, Regulations, Sea Grant, Seafood, Species Profile, Stonecrab, Sustainability, Tripletail

10 Tips for Healthy Backyard Chickens


July 28, 2021

Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some? Biosecurity is also known as "Health & Sanitation" and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock. The main goals of biosecurity are to help ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Backyard Chickens, Biosecurity, Chickens, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Eggs, Health, Jessica Ryals

Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!


July 21, 2021

This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Ocean, Beach, Boating, Cancer, Carcinoma, Diving, Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Heat, Heat Stroke, Keys, Lobster Season, Melanoma, Mini Season, Ocean, Safety, Scallop, Scallop Season, Scalloping, Sea Grant, Skin Cancer, SPF, Squamous, Summer Vacation, Sun, Sunny, Sunscreen, UPF, UV, Water, Weather

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus


July 15, 2021

What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius? A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners. Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Farm Business, Food Business, Landscape, Master Gardener, Stinky Flowers, Sustainability, Unusual Plants

Fish of Florida: Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Species Profile


June 29, 2021

Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015 IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004 For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council Fisheries ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Blackened Fish, Boating, Collier, Cook Your Catch, Deep Sea, Diving, Fillet, Fish, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Fry, Fish Of Florida, Fisheries, Fishing, Freedive, Freelining, Freespooling, Fried Fish, FWC, How To, Jighead, Lee, Offshore, Paradise Coast, Reef, Regulation, Scuba, Sea Food, Sea Grant, Seasons, Snapper, Species Profile, Sustainable, SWFL, Yellow, Yellow Tail, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Snapper

Fish of Florida: Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Species Profile


June 28, 2021

Male Hogfish. Note the darker pigmentation on the face and steeper sloping head when compared to a female of this species. Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus Florida State Record: 19 lbs 8 oz, Daytona 1962 IGFA World Record: 21 lbs 15 oz, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bahamas, Cuban Hogfish, Diving, Fillet, Fish Facts, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fishing, Florida, Freedive, Freediving, Fried Fish, FWC, Hog Fish, Hog Snapper, Hogfish, Hogsnapper, Pole Spear, Reef, Regulations, Scuba, Sea Grant, Seafood, Spanish Hogfish, Spearfishing, Species Profile

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