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Feliz Día Mundial de los Océanos! #OceansDayChallenge

¡Hoy es el Día Mundial de los Océanos! Un día que se creó hace 29 años para celebrar nuestros océanos y crear conciencia para su protección y conservación. A pesar de que dependemos de nuestros océanos *, algunas… Read More

World Oceans Day 2021: Life and Livelihoods

We could not survive without oceans. They cover a majority of our planet. Oceans provide oxygen – a lot of it – so that all living things can breathe. Oceans are home to about one million species of… Read More

Fish of Florida: Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Species Profile

Northern Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus Florida State Record: 46 lbs 8 oz, Destin 1985 IGFA World Record: 50 lbs 4 oz, Louisiana 1996 For most current red snapper regulations please check out this the FWC snapper page, Gulf… Read More

Food Allergies and Food Allergens: Focus on Sesame

Many Americans have food allergies and are affected by food allergens when a specific food is eaten. Food allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to certain proteins in food. Food allergies are a growing food safety… Read More

Welcome to our new residential horticulture agent

Residential horticulture is a core component of our Sarasota County Extension programs, delivering landscaping education for residents, providing consultations to homeowners associations, and coordinating the Master Gardener Volunteer program. The person responsible for leading that program serves a… Read More

Disaster preparedness: consider shelf-stable food safety

As you know, our official storm/hurricane season starts June 1. Have you begun to prepare? A good first step is to look in your pantry for shelf-stable foods. Of course, what IS a shelf-stable food? And, how does… Read More

Video: Growing and Saving Blackberries

Blackberries are one of the easiest fruiting crops to grow in the North Florida garden. Fruits mature during the month of May and early June. If you don’t plan to eat your blackberries fresh, learn some quick tips… Read More