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100 Years of Extension in Florida

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.  Before Extension 1862… Read More

UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Undergraduate Brochures

The purpose of these pamphlets was to raise awareness about the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Undergraduate specializations. These specializations were designed to give the student a strong background in soil and water science with… Read More

Boll Weevil and Hog Cholera: How Pest Infestations Helped Extension Gain a Foothold in Florida

In 1915, Florida’s agricultural economy was in serious trouble. Its principal cash-crop, cotton, was being devastated by the boll weevil, an invasive beetle that crossed over from Mexico in the early 1900s. Farmers were desperate… Read More