This year commemorates the 85th anniversary of the Miss Florida Organization, a subset of the Miss America Organization, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Miss America Organization is a nationally recognized non-profit ... READ MORE
Often when community development is discussed, it is naturally assumed that economics will be included. Most of the time this is the case, but it does not have to be overt as in the case of job creation. Nor does it necessarily have to be at ... READ MORE
By Meredith Oglesby
Megan (Hoot) Walker arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman in the early 2000s, eager to start her pre-med studies. As she immersed herself in student organizations and uncovered her passion for volunteering, ... READ MORE
An encounter with a family, youth and community sciences (FYCS) alumna led Merari Flores Saldana to the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS).
While working as a volunteer one summer, Merari asked one of the employees about ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE
Erica Santiago discovered the family, youth and community sciences major from her colleagues while serving as a student U Matter Ambassador for the UF Division of Student Affairs. Her interest in mental health and helping others overcome anxiety ... READ MORE
This time of year, I often find myself thinking about our country and ways in which I can support my friends and family, my community, my country, or my world. Giving back is something many of us feel inclined to do, but we don’t always know ... READ MORE
By Abby Cartledge
If you’re like me, you may feel like there’s a new food fad every week, which makes trying to stay on top of things in the nutrition world a little overwhelming! One of the newer trends you may have heard about is something ... READ MORE
By Michelle Yavelow
Coffee! It’s everywhere, comes in just about every flavor, and is consumed by millions of Americans every day to help them wake up, focus, socialize, and more.
In fact, with trendy gourmet espresso and coffee shops ... READ MORE
By Nicole Misner
As a former collegiate student-athlete and someone who has worked with youth involved in sports, I understand one of the most important parts of performance and recovery does not occur on the field, pool, or court. It’s the ... READ MORE