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Category: Natural Resources

Sarasota County Sustainability: 2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review By: SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County This month, we are not only celebrating the excitement of a new year and decade, but also the many accomplishments of Sarasota County Sustainability in… Read More

Sea Grant Notes – Jan 31, 2020

January 31, 2019                                   Sea Grant Notes     2020 EMBRACE THE GULF – The Fish https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/escambiaco/2020/01/28/embrace-the-gulf-2020-fish/.   2020 YEAR OF THE TURTLE – The Snapping Turtles https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/escambiaco/2020/01/24/2020-year-of-the-turtle-the-snapping-turtles/.   WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PRIVATE WELL WATER TESTED? http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/nat/…. Read More

UF launches new online graduate certificate program addressing nuisance plants

As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, New York, Mike Sowinski wanted to work with bald eagles. Through his college biology and fisheries management courses, he became interested in what the birds eat – fish. Sowinski established a… Read More

The First Annual Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival a Huge Success

      In an effort to reach a non-agricultural audience, the “Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival” was held on Saturday, November 23rd 2019.  This event was planned by the District 4 Farm Bureau Young… Read More

Soil and water effects on public health highlighted in new UF certificate program

By Mike Loizzo From dirty beaches following an oil spill to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis – soil and water contamination pose a public health risk to people, plants and wildlife. To better understand the risks, remediation and… Read More