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Celebrating Florida Master Naturalist program in Taylor County


November 23, 2021

The 20th Anniversary celebration of UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) marks an exciting milestone in the history of a program that has been copied throughout the nation. The 20th Anniversary Festival is a time to reflect upon ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources
Tags: 20th Anniversary, Birding Walk, Clean-up Walk, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Hiking, Recycle, Trash, Volunteer

Batty for Bats


November 23, 2021

Contrary to popular opinion, bats are not winged mice; in fact, they aren’t rodents at all but members of the taxonomic order Chiroptera (meaning hand-wing). Bats are unique in that they are the only mammals capable of flight. There are thirteen ... READ MORE

Category: Wildlife
oranges whole and cut

Agriculture Means Business in Lake County


November 23, 2021

Agriculture means business in the state of Florida. It is the state’s 2nd largest economic driver and the top industry in times of economic downturn. According to a recent report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Recreation
A wild turkey hen out foraging for food

It’s Turkey Time!


November 23, 2021

As Thanksgiving approaches many of us have turkey on the brain. Did you know that Florida is home to two subspecies of wild turkey – the eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) and the Osceola or Florida wild turkey (Meleagris ... READ MORE

Category: , Wildlife

UF/IFAS Year-End Giving


November 23, 2021

We are grateful for all the support for students, faculty, research, and Extension we received over the past year, and look forward to Going Greater in 2022. In this season of giving, please consider supporting an area of UF/IFAS that is important ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Donor Advised Fund, Extension, IRA Rollover, Tax Credit, UF Foundation, UF-IFAS, VP Promise, Year-end Giving

Farm-City Week Breakfast


November 19, 2021

Here in Extension, we believe in the spirit of the farm. For over 100 years we have been assisting farmers and ranchers, homeowners and organizations grow food. We have the best educational information and research to share to help those folks ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farm City, Farm-City Week, Farmers, Local Food, Ranchers
fishing pond

How to Take a Pond Water Sample


November 18, 2021

How to Take a Pond Water Sample If you own a pond and plan to collect a water sample to have it tested for dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, toxic ammonia or alkalinity by your County Extension Agent, you will want to watch the video below to learn ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Water
Tags: Pond Water Testing

Water Wednesday Preview: Urban Agriculture


November 18, 2021

This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture! What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, "Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Ask Extension, Catherine Campbell, Hannah Wooten, Urban Agriculture, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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