The Ichetucknee Partnership has partnered with UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County this year to develop some fun pages for this year's Florida Gateway Fair's Annual Coloring Contest. The Florida Gateway Fair Coloring Contest will feature our local ... READ MORE
In the soil science world, soil health is a term synonymous with soil quality. The health or quality of a soil is often related to its soil organic matter (SOM) content. Soil organic matter is made up of plant residue, animal ... READ MORE
Its about being all around healthy
I know you've learned about exercising your body and I'm certain you've thought about how that translates to the garden. Now, what about your mind? Yes, your mind needs attention just as much as your physical ... READ MORE
A lot of people tend to wonder that if the rest of the world is shut down while COVID-19 is coming through our areas, what is it that Extension is doing?
We are educators and we are a huge support to the agriculture industry. And we fall ... READ MORE
Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when it comes to using Zoom for our meetings.
Creating ... READ MORE
Monarch butterflies have been on earth for more than 10 million years. Sadly, the monarch butterfly numbers have substantially dropped over the last two decades.
The monarch is the only butterfly species in the world to undertake a long-distance ... READ MORE
The gopher tortoise is a moderate-sized, terrestrial turtle, averaging 23–28 cm (9–11 in) in length. The species is identified by its stumpy, elephantine hind feet and flattened, shovel-like forelimbs adapted for digging. The ... READ MORE
by Mark E. Hostetler
If you were to look at Florida from an airplane, you would see urban environments expanding into natural areas. Thousands of people are moving into Florida each year. To make room for people moving to Florida, vast areas ... READ MORE
If you hear a loud buzz coming from trees in the daytime, the noise is most likely caused by cicadas. These buzzing critters make their presence known by leaving their brown exoskeletons on tree trunks and shrubs.
Cicadas can be found throughout ... READ MORE
By Samantha Grenrock
When it comes to urban planning, sometimes a bird in hand is not worth two in the bush. Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have created an online ... READ MORE