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Tag: agricultural education and communication

UF project hopes to ‘certify’ appropriate plants as wildlife-friendly

Increasingly, consumers want plants that support wildlife, such as pollinators. That’s why UF/IFAS researchers are combining hard and social sciences to ensure you get the “certifiably” wildlife-friendly plants you seek. That’s right: Six researchers across multiple academic disciplines… Read More

Friends, neighbors help influence our irrigation decisions, UF research shows

Are you going to water your lawn today? It sounds like an innocuous question. But irrigation takes on a new context when you consider the potential of peer pressure on outdoor watering habits. When you see a neighbor… Read More

Researchers across the U.S. to Host Webinar about COVID-19 Disruptions to Food Supply Chains

Photo credit: iStock.com/Artist’s Member Name/VLG By Anissa Zagonel A multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach team investigating the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems will host a free webinar those engaged in the food supply chain at… Read More

University of Florida graduate students to host three free electronic field trips

By Jarred Shellhouse Agricultural education and communication graduate students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are hosting a free electronic field trip series for middle and high school students in Florida and beyond. Beautiful Invaders:… Read More

CALS Alumnus Highlight: Jonathan Heavner

Agricultural educator Jonathan Heavner is a 2017 graduate of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. He is currently working at Braden River High School. What brought you to CALS and your department? What first sparked your… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Farrah Johnson

As a 7th grade student Farrah Johnson earned her spot on the FFA parliamentary procedure team over two older students. This sparked her interest in FFA and agricultural education. Soon after, she decided she wanted to be an… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Dr. Valerie Sledd

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumna Valerie (McKee) Sledd earned her undergraduate degree from the Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) Department in 2014 and her Ph.D. from the Department in 2019. She is currently… Read More

Source of irrigation water influences how much of it you conserve

Whether you get your water from a public utility, a well or recycled water, the source will influence how much water you save, a new University of Florida study shows. Turns out, city water users tend to engage… Read More

Virtual workshop series for Florida agriculture teachers to take place this fall

By Jarred Shellhouse A new virtual workshop series dedicated to providing professional development for agriculture teachers is set to take place this fall. Tre Easterly and Carla Jagger, assistant professors of agricultural education at the University of Florida’s… Read More

Survey: Florida’s Extension professionals feel prepared to serve as ‘information first responders’ during COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Extension professionals have a unique role in their communities and are often trusted to communicate scientific information. A recent survey revealed that Florida’s Extension network is well-equipped to inform their communities about COVID-19, utilizing credible… Read More