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Women at the helm inspire the next generation of agricultural and biological engineers

March 10, 2020

Despite a more visible push over the past several years to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, one area continues to see a higher number of men earning degrees: engineering. Housed ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: ABE, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Women Leaders, Women's History Month

Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale – April 4

March 6, 2020

Load up your wagon for the 12th annual Baker County Spring Garden Festival and enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping from local plant vendors, plus free kid’s activities, exhibits and more. Visitors can also receive Florida-Friendly landscaping ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Bees, Butterfly Plant, Classes And Events, Growing Fruits, Houseplants, Native Plants, Perennials, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

Water quality of top priority to new central Florida UF/IFAS Extension agent

March 4, 2020

Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources. UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Central Florida, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, MREC, Water, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Water Quantity
Coreopsis in bloom

Happy Birthday to…Florida!

March 3, 2020

Did you know that today, March 3, 2020, is Florida's 175th birthday? We know Florida is pretty special and a great way to celebrate, is to get outside and explore and appreciate all that Florida has to offer! Here are some facts about Florida's ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Living With Wildlife, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, State, Wildlife
textbook cover Freshwater Ecology

Soil and Water Sciences Department chair receives textbook award

March 3, 2020

Dr. Matt Whiles, the chair of the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is a recipient of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Textbook Excellence Award for 2020. Whiles and co-author Dr. Walter Dodds won the award ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Freshwater Ecology, Matt Whiles, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

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