Hurricanes have a great impact on the livelihoods of millions of people. This is an obvious statement given the sheer size and magnitude of the forces unleashed by them. What is less obvious, however, is all the different ways in which hurricanes ... READ MORE
It was built in the late 1930’s by the Works Progress Administration to help starving people survive the Depression. The idea was to create a state-run fish hatchery, insuring fish were healthy at every step from spawn to adult. These ... READ MORE
Or why average rainfall records do not fully relay the ups and downs of rainy season (nor dry season).
As I sit writing this blog we are soaked in rain from a brush with Ian. This rainfall event and the past 10 days of rainy weather have ... READ MORE
The state of Florida is famous for its sunshine, beaches, and summertime fun. However, as Floridians, we know that summer also means thunderstorms, and thunder doesn’t happen without lightning. In this episode, we will explore the basic ... READ MORE
Older homes have their charm, and they can often be purchased for less than a newer one. However, maintaining them can be expensive, particularly when it comes to upgrading to today’s standards. A new toilet is one investment that will ... READ MORE
Where is IFASBOOKS this Week?
It is officially FALL -- though in Florida, Fall is more of a state of mind than an actual season. The IFAS Extension Bookstore has some exciting new books to help get you in the autumnal mindset.
New ... READ MORE
Most residents in Florida are very familiar with the word hurricane. How we choose to respond can range from excitement for the weather enthusiast to sheer dread at the thought of constant rain showers, high winds, ... READ MORE
Peanut, butter open the door!
During the month of October, we will begin the Peanut Butter Challenge so please spread the news! The Peanut Butter Challenge runs from October 1 through ... READ MORE
Water quality and conservation are high priority issues for both Sarasota County and the University of Florida. The local economy relies on healthy watersheds and reliable water supplies. At UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, we are fortunate ... READ MORE
SIGN UP FOR USDA NRCS ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM (EQIP) BY SEPTEMBER 30
Agricultural producers and landowners in Florida are encouraged to apply to participate in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by September ... READ MORE