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Recap: Summer SWFL Small Farmer Network Meeting on Pine Island

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September 11, 2023

On July 19, 2023 the Southwest Small Farmer Network held the summer meeting at FruitScapes, LLC on Pine Island in Lee County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight the resiliency of producers on Pine Island which was devastated by Hurricane ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Lee County, Mango, SWFL, Tropical Fruit, UF IFAS Extension

Review your Hurricane Plan and Resource Links from Extension Today!

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June 26, 2023

We are in Hurricane Season now through November 30th. Are you ready? It is time to review your hurricane plan and read about disaster preparedness resources to help you implement your plans. These annual reminders and resource links are meant ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Be Ready For Hurricane Season, Broward, Community, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Preparedness Matters, Eating For Good Health, Extension, Food And Water Needs During A Hurricane, Hurricane, Hurricane Food Safety, Hurricane Meal Planning, Hurricane Preparedness, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Water

Broward Extension Shares Resources for Mitigating Historic Flooding

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April 14, 2023

Broward County Florida experienced unprecedented, historic flooding, like we have never seen before. We had repeated flash flood and tornado warnings which weren’t for the faint of heart. The downpour of rain didn’t seem to stop. The skies ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Avoid Speeding, Be Kind, Be Resilient, Broward County, Chemicals In Water, Contaminated Water, Disaster, Disaster Anxiety, Disaster Planning, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Preparedness And Your Pets, Disaster Suggestions, Don't Let Kids Play In Flood Water, Don't Walk In Flood Water, Engage In Self Care, Flood Resources, Flooding, Flooding In Broward County, Have A To-go Bag, Historic Flooding, Keep Flood Insurance Up To Date, Keep Homeowners Insurance Up To Date, Keep Medications On Hand, Manage Stress, Mitigate Extreme Flooding, Protect Open Cuts And Wounds, Safety, Stay Informed, Uf Ifas Extension Solutions, UF/IFAS Resources, Use Caution When Driving In Flood Water

4-H Youth Emergency Team Graduates 5th Cadre

December 12, 2022

On Thursday, December 1st Nassau County 4-H and Emergency Management celebrated the graduation of their 5th Youth Emergency Team (YET) cadre. Far too often in life youth are expected to follow an adult’s lead, especially in emergency situations. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Community Resilience, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Preparedness, Nassau County, Nassau County 4-H, YET, Youth Emergency Team
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What to know about mosquitoes and hurricane recovery

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October 1, 2022

After a hurricane, flooding and scattered debris that hold water are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. “An increase in mosquito numbers can most likely be expected in the weeks following a hurricane,” said  Eva Buckner, an assistant ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Disaster Preparedness, Eva Buckner, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Hurricane, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Season, Hurricanes, Mosquitoes, Msoquito-borne Illness, Virus
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Wakulla 4-H Teens Will Represent Florida at the National Food Challenge

September 1, 2022

Three Wakulla 4-H youth members are blazing a trail for other Florida 4-H youth all the way to Dallas, Texas this October.  Cayle Rogers, Brooklynn Green, and Noah Pearson will represent the state 4-H program as the first Florida team to compete ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: CERT, Cooking, Disaster Preparedness, Food Challenge, Food Safety, Teen Leadership
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Hark! Hurricane Season Approaches

May 17, 2022

Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity. Idyllic spots for basking. These are a few iconic aspects of life in Florida. Unfortunately, so are hurricanes. These large storms and their effects are sometimes taken for granted. Weather-related ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Hurricane Impacts, Hurricane Preparation, Tropical REC

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