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Nourishment…a common thread woven through school gardens

January 30, 2023

Nourishment, a common thread woven through school gardens, and for many it is the reason to have them. Why would teachers have a school garden? After all, for some- it adds another responsibility, to an already full plate. It can require ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, Edible_garden, Master Gardener Volunteers, Professional Development, School Garden Workshop, School Volunteers, Teachers, Youth

UF/IFAS helps Floridians launch food business dreams

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January 17, 2023

Starting a food business might seem intimidating, but UF/IFAS Extension courses can help make big dreams a reality. That is exactly how Sharlay Smith of Jacksonville, Florida, turned a “lightbulb moment” into The Lentil House, a profitable ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cottage Food Industry, Cottage Foods, Entrepreneurship, Food Business Workshops, Food Is Our Middle Name, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension Duval County

January First Friday with Florida First Detector

January 9, 2023

Recap of January First Friday with Florida First Detector In January, we talked all about stink bugs and other hemipteran insects. We focused on invasive insects in the subfamily Heteroptera. The subfamily Heteroptera includes not just ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Hemiptera, Insects, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg, Spotted Lantern Fly, Stink Bugs
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University of Florida professor garners national recognition from American Society for Horticultural Science

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January 7, 2023

A University of Florida professor celebrated for his gift to mentor graduate students was selected for the American Society for Horticultural Science for its Outstanding Volunteer of the Year 2022 Award. Lorenzo Rossi advanced the American ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Professional Development,
Tags: @UFRootBioLab, Ashs, ASHS UF_IFAS PlantRootBiology, PlantRootBiology, UF, UF_IFAS

Building Human Capacity for Livestock Disease Surveillance

December 21, 2022

Collaboration at the university level has been a key to the success of the Young Stock Mortality (YSM) project in Ethiopia (funded by USAID through the University of Florida). Researchers from the University of California, Davis, Ethiopia’s ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Disease, Ethiopia, International Development, Livestock, Student, Veterinarian

Distance Learning Empowers Women in Rural Nepal to Treat Livestock as a Business

December 19, 2022

Ms. Kusumaya K.C. is part of a vital labor force in Nepal that brings animal health services to remote areas of the country. Before getting to work, however, she had to overcome obstacles to education that often limit rural women from realizing ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Disease, Distance Education, Goat, International Development, Nepal

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