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The Faces Of Urban Agriculture: Meet the 4-H Interns


August 8, 2022

There are a ton of internships available for high school students across Miami-Dade County, but not many compare to a 4-H experience like this! Meet the future of Urban Agriculture. Six students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are spending ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Florida, Hydroponics, Miami, Miami-Dade, South Florida, Summer Internship, Urban Agriculture, Youth Development
teens holding certificates

Teens Find a Place to Learn and Lead in Wakulla 4-H


August 2, 2022

Wakulla 4-H offers a variety of activities geared to teen interests.  Teen 4-H members can explore career options, develop leadership skills, and engage in hands-on learning experiences.  Over eight weeks this summer, 18 teens contributed ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Events, Food Safety
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Leadership, Tailgating, Teens, Volunteering
food can with the "best before" product date shown on the top. [credit: uf/ifas extension sarasota county]

Foodborne Illness: Follow food safety handling practices at the store


July 8, 2022

In the last blog post, we discussed how prevalent are foodborne illnesses, the populations especially vulnerable to this issue. In this post, we will discuss some safe food-handling practices while we are at the grocery store. Sometimes, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Bacteria, Food, Food Poisoning, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Pathogen, Pgm_FCS, Virus

Florida Farm Pests: Fruit Flies (Drosophila ssp.)


July 1, 2022

If you have seen flies flying around your ripe fruits, it is probably a fruit fly.  Drosophila (a genus of flies that includes the family Drosophilidae), also known as small fruit flies, are a common pest in Florida all-year-round.  Especially ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farm_management, Florida_Pests, Food Safety, Fruit_Fly, IPM, Polk County FL, Polk Small Farms, UF-IFAS

Plagas de Las Fincas de Florida: Mosca de la fruta (Drosophila ssp.)


July 1, 2022

Si ha visto moscas volando alrededor de sus frutas maduras, probablemente sea una mosca de la fruta. Drosophila (un género de moscas que incluye a la familia Drosophilidae), también conocidas como pequeñas moscas de la fruta, son una plaga ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Español, Farm_management, Florida_Pests, Food Safety, Fruit_Fly, IPM, Polk County FL, Polk_Small_Farms, UF-IFAS
Cooked beef hamburger patties on a plate. Photo taken 08-05-21.

Food, Fire, and Fun


June 27, 2022

The summer solstice has come and gone, leaving in its wake longer days and their joys. Swimming. Visiting local parks. Reading at the beach. Wowing guests with your grilling abilities, or passing these valuable skills on to someone else. The ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Brian Estevez, Chad Carr, Cooking Safety, Ed Jennings, Food Safety, George Baker, Grilling, Jason Scheffler, Mark Mauldin, Sonja Crawford

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