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Celebrating Florida Master Naturalist program in Taylor County

The 20th Anniversary celebration of UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) marks an exciting milestone in the history of a program that has been copied throughout the nation. The 20th Anniversary Festival is a time to reflect upon… Read More

Scallops after the season

What happens after Scallop season Scallop season deals with different challenges, including penny-sized scallops, rain (a lot of it in the last years), bad weather, storms, hurricane warnings and landings, flooded rivers, sea urchins, inexperienced boaters, heat, a… Read More

Seagrass, sea urchin and scallop survey in Taylor County

Assessing the condition of seagrass, sea urchins, and scallops The UF/IFAS Extension Agent and a certified scientific volunteer diver visited the area between Piney Point and Grassy Island to assess the condition of seagrass, sea urchins (https://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/codes/food-bait-invertebrates/variable-urchin/) and… Read More

Online: Florida Master Money Mentor Volunteer Training

Florida Master Money Mentor Volunteer training covers basic personal finance topics and teaches you how to empower others to take control of their personal finances. The online training has 9 modules with topics such as financial decision making,… Read More

Sarasota County Extension thanks volunteers

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County thanks all its volunteers for National Volunteer Month in April. Sarasota County Extension volunteers are vital to achieving our mission of community outreach and education. Last year alone, 355 Extension volunteers gave 16,980 hours… Read More

University of Florida Alumna Creates a Future in Nonprofit Management

By Meredith Oglesby Megan (Hoot) Walker arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman in the early 2000s, eager to start her pre-med studies. As she immersed herself in student organizations and uncovered her passion for volunteering,… Read More

Is it really about having good luck?

In my whole life, I’ve never found a four-leaf clover. Until now. Last week, I found one. Today, two more. So is luck really something that is that hard to find? Do we really have to spend our… Read More

Luck is what you make it

As kids, many of us have sat in the yard and just searched for the elusive four-leaf clover. Kids can search for hours on end and often never find anything close. They only continue to find those three… Read More

4-H Cares: Confidence

Several Extension Agents have worked together to develop the 4-H Cares Virtual Program that will help youth and adults to examine those character traits that can help us to be better people and have better relationships. This month… Read More