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UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant agent’s work on living shorelines honored by Treasure Coast environmental association

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December 7, 2023

Vincent Encomio is all about building resiliency and sustainability for Florida’s coastlines. As a Florida Sea Grant agent for UF/IFAS Extension Martin and St. Lucie counties, Encomio has made significant strides in enhancing ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Coastal Resiliency, Florida Sea Grant, Living Shorelines, Treasure Coast, UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, Vincent Encomio

Quantifying the Value of Benefits derived from Agricultural Lands

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December 7, 2023

Hundreds of species of wildlife live on private, agricultural land. As a result, farmers and ranchers are environmental stewards, as maintaining their land to support agriculture also plays a key role in providing wildlife ecosystems in addition ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural Lands, Carbon Sequestration, Cattle, Easements, Ecosystem Services, Environment, Farmers, Florida Wildlife Corridor, Grazing Lands, Ranches, Water, Wildlife

Want to enjoy some outdoor fun this holiday season? Visit a UF/IFAS demonstration garden

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December 6, 2023

Looking to do something inexpensive and outdoorsy this holiday season? Why not take a turn through a demonstration garden, courtesy of the University of Florida. UF/IFAS Extension offers demonstration gardens throughout the state, and most ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Activity, Demonstration Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Holidays, Landscapes, Outdoors, Plants, Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator, Trees, UF IFAS Extension, Wendy Wilber

Microbiology Career Outlook: Master’s Degree Graduates from Spring 2023

December 4, 2023

Let’s explore the current industry outlook for careers in microbiology. Our Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science graduates of Spring 2023 were polled on their career plans following graduation. Given that the majority of our ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Careers, Master's Degree, Microbiology, Microbiology And Cell Science, Microbiology Online

Prickly Pear Cactus – Wild Weeds

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December 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia humifusa   Prickly Pear Cactus is a perennial succulent, fleshy and armed with two types of barbed bristles. This cactus has long, fixed spines, and glochids or hairlike ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Jumpstart your holidays at a wreath-making workshop with Florida 4-H in Broward

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November 29, 2023

Interested in jumpstarting your holidays with a crafty exercise that doubles as a fundraiser for Broward County 4-H youth programming? Look no further and sign up for a fun and festive wreath-making workshop scheduled for December 9 from ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, UF/IFAS
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Summer Camp, 4-H Youth Development, Alexandra Goetz, Florida 4-H, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, Wreath

A 2023 hurricane season success story: Cedar Key’s living shorelines bolster resilient community

November 29, 2023

Living shorelines use natural solutions – installed plants and habitat structures – to strengthen beaches against erosion. Three living shorelines projects out of the Cedar Key-based UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Resilience, Hurricane Idalia, Hurricane Season, Living Shorelines, Mark Clark, Oyster Reefs, Savanna Barry, Wave Energy, Wave Gauge

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