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Pop-up, in-ground sprinkler head and home irrigation system. Photo taken 10-01-20.

Learning about Home Water Use


February 2, 2022

Water is a vital part of everyday life. Florida, with its growing population, has seen an increase in water use. Understanding household water consumption can support conservation efforts. H2OSAV has a series of fact sheets on Ask IFAS that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Bradley Spatz, H2OSAV, Kaitlin Olander Robb Price, Nick Taylor, Parker Johnson, Pierce Jones, Tricia Kyzar, Water Use
Grocery shopping list.

Making Meals and Making Merry


November 22, 2021

As the holidays descend upon us, so do all of the related stressors. One big, ever-present concern around this time of year involves food. Perhaps you have overheard these questions while out and about at the grocery store, or asked them yourself. "I ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: A. Simonne, Cooking, Eating Well, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Holidays, K. Zamojski, M. Arick
Fresh yellow, red, and orange peppers at the farmers market.

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement


March 31, 2021

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Buying Local, Catherine Campbell, Danielle D. Treadwell, Farm To School, Farmer-led Cooperative, Feasibility, Jonathan Adam Watson, Ray Bucklin, Small Farm, Southwest Florida
Beef cattle feeding facilities at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, Florida. Building, structures, stockades, feeding, cattle, beef production.

The Economic Impact of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle


January 6, 2016

A well-run, profitable business is usually more efficient than its competitors. In the case of the beef cattle industry, competition can come from two sources: other producers who sell similar classes of cattle, and other protein-producing species, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Money Matters
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Beef Cattle, Darren D. Henry, Economic Impact, Feed Efficiency, Feed To Gain Ratio, G. Cliff Lamb, Major Revision, North Florida Research And Education Center, Residual Feed Intake, Travis D. Maddock
Figure 1. Any homeowner can independently adopt the Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices as long as they are consistent with HOA requirements and other restrictions. Credit: Michael Gutierrez, UF/IFAS

Estimated Water Savings Potential of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Activities


September 8, 2015

To help homeowners predict the impact of implementing some of the water conservation measures listed on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ checklist, this 5-page fact sheet offers a table of estimated water savings. Homeowners can select activities ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Lawns And Water Conservation, Mackenzie Boyer, Michael D. Dukes
caution sign: Road Subject to Flooding

Basics of the National Flood Insurance Program


August 26, 2015

Established by Congress in 1968 because the private market stopped offering flood insurance, the NFIP provides federally backed flood insurance to property owners in participating communities. This 10-page fact sheet covers topics such as: why ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Flood Insurance, Florida Sea Grant, Thomas Ruppert
Some home occupants are more bothered by their utility bill than others.

Using the Decision-Ade™ Segmentation Strategy to Better Understand Extension Audiences


August 21, 2015

Decision-Ade™ is a tool Extension can use to better understand how residents with a range of household budgets feel about their utility bills. Analyzing households in terms of both income and utility bill "botheredness" creates a more ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Alexa Lamm, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Joy N. Rumble, Laura A. Warner, Randall A. Cantrell, Water Conservation

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