March of 2000, wasn’t that a million years ago? That was the last time I walked into the show ring at the Putnam County Fair as a youth exhibitor. Who would have thought I would come back to that same arena as the University of Florida/IFAS ... READ MORE
Trees are long term investments. Like a vehicle selecting the right one for you is a important step, and what is hidden can often lead to a lot of grief. The tree's roots are one of the most critical parts of the tree. However, they are hidden ... READ MORE
This article was written by Maxine Hunter, she is the Urban Horticulture Agent II for UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County.
A new grant funding program from the State of Florida will launched Friday, September 3, 2021. The Sequestering Carbon and ... READ MORE
By Wendy Mussoline, UF/IFAS Multi-County Agriculture Agent
When we have that need to satisfy our “sweet tooth” we often choose chocolate or ice cream. If we’re on a healthy kick, then we might make a better choice and satisfy our cravings ... READ MORE
Time to Celebrate!
As we move towards Memorial Day weekend, many of us may have plans to spend it outdoors grilling, enjoying the beach or lake, picnicking with friends, and remembering those special people in our lives who have passed while ... READ MORE
Similar to people, plants need the proper nutrients to flourish. Unlike people, plants are anchored in place by the very mechanism that takes in nutrients, their roots. In a world without people, plants would be found in their ideal location ... READ MORE
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and 5th in Putnam County, Florida. 34.2 million Americans have diabetes (CDC, 2018) and 88 million American adults have prediabetes – that’s 1 in 3 adults. In Florida, over ... READ MORE
Situation: Many Americans have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are responsible for seven of ten deaths each year (CDC, 2016). An Extension nutrition team developed a series of webinars to address the ... READ MORE