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Desde sus raíces en Colombia, esta agente de Extensión de UF/IFAS tiene como objetivo ayudar a los más necesitados

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March 23, 2023

Al crecer en condiciones de pobreza en Bogotá, Colombia, Nelly Nelson conoce de primera mano a los más necesitados. Esta vivencia personal es el motivo principal para que, como agente de Extensión de ciencias de la familia y del consumidor ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agentes De Extension, Alimentacion Saludable, Ciencias De La Familia Y El Consumidor, Colombia, Condado De Manatee, Español, Gestión Financiera, Mes Nacional De La Historia De La Mujer, Mujeres Pioneras, Nelly Nelson, Seguridad Alimentaria, SMART Couples, Spanish, UF-IFAS
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Sustainable Development Goals And One Health: SDG 17

March 23, 2023

In the context of One Health, SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals) is particularly important because it acknowledges the interconnectedness of health issues and the need for a holistic, collaborative approach to addressing them. One Health, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Alejandro Sanchez MDP, One Health, One Health At UF, SDGS, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Transdisciplinarity
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Happy Birthday! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program Turns 50!

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March 20, 2023

This year, the Master Gardener Volunteer program celebrates its fiftieth year. Programs across the United States (and beyond) are recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments the program has made in so many communities. Additionally, March ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, Volunteers
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To save water, start with irrigating less

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March 16, 2023

Growing up, we are taught to save water by turning the faucet off while we brush our teeth, or by taking short showers instead of baths. Every bit of saved water is important, but recent research indicates that water use in our yards can really ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscapes, Rain Sensor, Save Water, Smart-irrigation Controllers, UF IFAS Extension, Water, Water Conservation, Water Quantity, Water Use, Yards

Women’s history month: Madeline Mellinger

March 15, 2023

Madeline Mellinger had only about a year of experience working with growers in the Everglades Agricultural Area when they asked her to serve as their adviser on pest management. During that year she had established their trust through consistent ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Everglades, History, IFAS, IPM, UF

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