It’s August, and the long, hot days of summer are slowly beginning to wane. At the retail stores, beach balls and pool noodles are losing shelf space to notebooks and backpacks. Children are unusually solemn and anxious. It can only mean one ... READ MORE
Here at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, answering questions about industrial hemp lately has been like running a shaved ice stand on the hottest day of the year. We’re filling orders as fast as we can, ... READ MORE
The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun, and UF/IFAS Extension is preparing for all potential emergencies. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting a season similar to last year’s, with 9 to 15 named storms, 2 ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension is a grassroots organization, designed to benefit Floridians. However, to be effective locally, we have set our sights globally. Why is that?
Think of it in terms of the butterfly effect. You’ve probably heard of the phenomenon, ... READ MORE
~By Dr. Mary Lusk, UF Soil and Water Sciences Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced last year a Septic Upgrade Incentive Program that will help offset the cost to ... READ MORE
I want to thank everyone who attended the Extension Symposium last week. I also want to thank the team that put the symposium together, and the dedicated faculty who conducted each of the in-service trainings. Even after all these years, I’m ... READ MORE
This Administrative Professionals' Day (April 24), I’d like to offer my humble thanks to the people who make UF/IFAS Extension such an effective and valued organization.
Our administrative professionals are essential to the everyday functioning ... READ MORE
April 22 is Earth Day. A lot has changed since 1970, when leaders and students on college campuses across the US organized the first Earth Day as a “teach-in” on the environment. Forty-nine years ago, there was very little public awareness ... READ MORE
Situation: The Sumter County 4-H and FFA Premier Exhibitor program is a valuable livestock educational experience for youth. The content of the program provides the framework for youth to learn a variety of topics related to the production and ... READ MORE
Situation: As more and more youth are being raised in an urban setting, they are less connected to agriculture and less knowledgeable of agriculture and related careers. At the same time, there is also a nation-wide shortage of students pursuing ... READ MORE