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Meet our new director!


April 22, 2022

Congratulations to our new Wakulla County Extension Director, Samantha Kennedy!   Director for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension program Although Samantha is taking on a new role as the Director for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County ... READ MORE

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Tags: Community, Educational, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Florida, General Information, Nutrition, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

SHARING WISDOM: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MATTERS OF HEALTH AND WEALTH AS WE AGE. L. Duncan, UF/ IFAS Extension Sumter County, L. Spence, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, M. Wilchcombe, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County.


April 15, 2019

Situation: AARP reports one in eight Americans who are over the age of 65 are the fastest growing segment of the aging population. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, in 2030 one in five Americans will be over 65 and by 2050 our nation’s elderly ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Duncan, Family & Consumer Sciences, FCS, Spence, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, Wilchcombe

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTER-AGENT COLLABORATION THROUGH FOOD SAFETY V. Zabala, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL, and G. Murza, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL.


April 15, 2019

Situation: Per the Centers for Disease Control, 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne illness in the United States each year. Foodborne illness can be prevented in many cases by practicing safe food ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Family & Consumer Sciences, FCS, Food Safety, Murza, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Zabala

LONELINESS: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. L. Spence, UF/IFAS


April 15, 2019

Situation: As we age, it’s natural for friendship connections to shrink. Considering health, mobility, and other constraints, initiating new networks is more difficult. Compounding loneliness, partners, friends, and family become infirm, die ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Family & Consumer Sciences, FCS, Health, Mobility, Spence, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County

Strategic Partnerships for Financial Coaching. S. Taylor. scottetaylor@ufl.edu. UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, 16110 Aviation Loop, Brooksville, FL 34604.


April 15, 2019

1)Situation/Target Audience/Objectives: The Hernando County Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program provides education in basic money management and financial matters to both youth and adults. To achieve this, strategic partnerships with ... READ MORE

Category: Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Family & Consumer Sciences, FCS, Money Management, S. Taylor, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

INCORPORATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTO THE MASTER GARDENER TRAINING PROGRAM G. Murza and E. Pabon, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. & J. Anderson and A. Vu, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL.


April 15, 2019

Situation: The Master Gardener Program (MG) is a volunteer organization comprised of individuals who have an interest in gardening and preserving natural resources. To become a MG volunteer in Osceola and Orange Counties, participants are required ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Family & Consumer Sciences, FCS, Murza, Pabon, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola

EXPANDING ON SUCCESS, AFTER THE DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM LuAnn Duncan, Sumter County, Jana Griffin, Orange County, Mia Wilchcombe, Lake County


April 15, 2019

1) Situation/Problem Statement and Objectives: About 79 million adults have prediabetes, with high blood sugar levels that are not yet in the diabetic range. Prediabetes substantially raises the risk for developing type 2 diabetes (https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-finds-interventions-prevent-type-2-diabetes-give-good-return-investment ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Diabetes, Duncan, Family & Consumer Sciences, FCS, Griffin, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Wilchcombe

IMPLEMENTATION OF A CREATIVE AND INTERACTIVE TEAMBUILDER TO IMPROVE WORKSITE WELLNESS J. Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL, L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, FL, and J. Rodriguez, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Orlando, FL


April 15, 2019

Situation: Extension employees can work long hours at jobs that require self-focused tasks on computers with limited time for socialization. Most employees have busy schedules and familial commitments that make it difficult to fulfill the Center ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Anderson, Duncan, Family & Consumer Sciences, FCS, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

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