2014 has been a memorable year for number of reasons--some good, some not so good. But for thousands of Extension agents in Florida, and tens of thousands more across the country, 2014 was notable for one very important thing: it was the 100th ... READ MORE
NOTE: The Family Dairy Day at the UF/IFAS Dairy Research Unit in Hague for October 25 has been CANCELLED.
When the Florida Agricultural Extension Service started in 1915, many agricultural commodities already had a long history in the state, ... READ MORE
The new school year is beginning, and so, inevitably, are jokes about food fights, mystery meat and ketchup-as-a-vegetable. School cafeterias have been a part of public education for such a long time that it's easy to take them for granted. ... READ MORE
Summer's here, school's out, and if you're one of more than 230,000 4-H'ers in Florida, that means four magic words: Cloverleaf, Ocala, Cherry Lake, and Timpoochee. For the uninitiated, those are the names of Florida's residential 4-H camps. ... READ MORE
Florida is a haven for many forms of insect life, from butterflies and honey bees to termites and fireflies. Unfortunately, its miles of coastline and thriving trade also make it vulnerable to harmful invasive species, which enter our state ... READ MORE
May 8, 2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established America's Cooperative Extension Service. Let's take a brief look back at Extension's growth and evolution in Florida, year by year.
1862 ... READ MORE
Disaster in the Gulf
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform killed 11 workers and exposed a deep-sea wellhead that began gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Until the spill was capped 87 days later, more ... READ MORE
Join us on April 17 as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Florida Extension!
The Cooperative Extension System was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, and allows us all to benefit from the research and education of each state’s ... READ MORE
Sometimes simply asking for help can change everything. Say you’ve started a garden and it’s not thriving. You’ve checked out all the books from the library, logged hours on the internet, watched the gardening programs on TV, but nothing ... READ MORE
Marineland will be buzzing with college students this weekend, but not the kind that are partying on the beach over Spring Break: March 7-8 marks the 7th Annual UF Bee College at the Whitney Marine Laboratory in St. Augustine. Bee College is ... READ MORE