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Category: Work & Life

HORTICULTURE IN NINE MINUTES OR LESS

L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL Situation:  In March 2020, the beginning of COVID-19 required UF/IFAS Extension in Sumter County to adapt in-person Horticulture programs.  Residents were quickly connected to and educated with virtual platforms such… Read More

MILK RUN 5k: EXPANDING PROGRAM VISIBILITY THROUGH UNCONVENTIONAL EXTENSION PROGRAMS

J. Anderson, V. Zabala, J. Rodriguez, M. Souers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: In 2016 Orange County reported 62.2% of the adult population had overweight or obesity and 56.9% were inactive or insufficiently active.  Middle school… Read More

CREATING A VIRTUAL HOME MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

J. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL., L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, FL. and F. Oi, Associate Professor and Director of Pest Management University, Gainesville, FL. Situation: Due to COVID-19, in-person workshops quickly came to… Read More

TITLE 1 PARENT WORKSHOPS – IT TAKES A VILLAGE

J.Rodriguez, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, J. Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County,  T. Silvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, LuAnn Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County. Situation: As the coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed hospitals and claimed lives, households also struggled to cope with… Read More

SOUP TO NUTS: HOME CARE AND MAINTENANCE EDUCATION GOES VIRTUAL

J. Rodriguez,UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, J.Gomez-Gonzalez, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, L. Hamilton,UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County, L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, K. Allen, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County, J. Corbus, UF/IFAS Extension Washington and Holmes Counties, L.Osgood, UF/IFAS Extension… Read More

EXPANDING PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE STATEWIDE AGENT COLLABORATIONS

V. Zabala, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL; L. Johnson, UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; S. Fundingsland, UF/IFAS Extension, Collier County, Naples FL; K. Griffin, UF/IFAS Extension, Suwannee County, Live Oak, FL; T. Leigh, UF/IFAS Extension, Collier… Read More

Financial Education and Counseling in the Virtual Environment

S. Taylor, L. Duncan. University of Florida IFAS, 16110 Aviation Loop Dr., Brooksville, Fl. 34604 FEAFCS Situation/Objectives:  People’s financial security has important implications for their short-term and long-term financial well-being.  (Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning [JFCP], 2020;… Read More

UTILIZING A HYBRID PLATFORM FOR BRINGING FARM TO TABLE CONCEPTS TO 4-H MEMBERS THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

L. Johnson. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; D. Meringolo. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; J. Daugherty. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL. SITUATION: Connecting where our food comes from and the value it has in nourishing… Read More

OUTDOOR FAMILY RECREATION VIDEOS INCREASE CONCERN FOR FLORIDA PLANTS AND WILDLIFE

J.S. Kelly, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL and K.C. Helseth-Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL. Situation: After in-person programming was suspended in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an assessment was sent… Read More

A 4-H Family Sewing Project: Meeting Community Needs

J. Sprain, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. Situation: 4-H has a long history of members and volunteers stepping up in times of need to serve their communities. We are… Read More