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Category: Work & Life

Don’t toss onion skins: They’re full of antioxidants and help preserve fish

Usually, when you peel an onion, you toss out the skin. When you do that, you lose the skin’s antioxidants, and the waste goes to the landfill. University of Florida researchers may have found a way to minimize… Read More

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