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IMPROVING FUNCTIONAL FITNESS AND REDUCING RISK OF SARCOPENIA IN OLDER ADULTS.

W. Lynch, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL. Situation: Florida’s 65 and older population is 19.9%[1] and is estimated to reach 32.5% by 2030 [22] ; 23.2% of Putnam[33] County residents are ages 65… Read More

AGING WELL IN FLORIDA, A TRI-COUNTY APPROACH

L. Duncan, UF/ IFAS Extension Sumter County, L. Spence, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, M. Wilchcombe, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County. Situation: The population in The Villages Florida continues to grow. Following a series of programs called… Read More

IMPROVING CULINARY SKILLS THROUGH THE COOK SMART, EAT SMART PROGRAM.

V. Zabala, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL. Situation: In general, foods prepared away from home provide more calories, sodium, and saturated fats than foods prepared at home. The Food & Drug Administration reports that… Read More

DRONE LICENSING CLASSES YIELD SUCESSFUL CANDIDATES AND FURTHER BUSINESS CREATION

M. Smith, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter, Pasco, Hernando County; BJ Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County; KA Taylor, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County; JS Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County Situation: Anyone operating a drone for commercial purposes must… Read More

RAISING EXTENSION AWARENESS VIA MEET AND GREET OPEN HOUSE

J.E. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, Florida, K. Taylor, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, N. Samuel, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, M. Smith, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County,… Read More

EVALUATION OF COOL-SEASON FORAGES IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA USING DIFFERENT ESTABLISHMENT METHODS – SJC2018

T. Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL, M. Wallau, UF/IFAS Forage Extension Specialist, Gainesville, FL, C. L de Souza, UF/IFAS Agronomy, Gainesville, FL, C. Dossin, UF/IFAS Extension, Clay County, Green Cove Springs,… Read More

LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF GIANT SMUTGRASS CONTROL

B. Justesen, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, J. Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, and J. Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension. Orange County, Orlando, FL. Situation: Giant Smutgrass (Sporobolus jacquemontii) is a perennial bunch- type… Read More

SCIENCE-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA EXPANDS EXTENSION EDUCATION

H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: The public is increasingly engaged in social media resulting in shifting information gleaning from authoritative sources to social networks. Extension faces challenges reaching new, diverse audiences,… Read More

AG AWARENESS: ENGAGING LOCAL CLIENTELE THROUGH INSTAGRAM

E. Fletcher, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL and Tim Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL. Situation: Once upon a time, St. Johns County, Florida was equally as rural as… Read More

YARD & GARDEN FOOD PRODUCTION FOR BEGINNERS

M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: Florida’s climate and pests create a challenge for growing food crops. The target audience are Marion County residents with little or no experience who want to… Read More