Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE
Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here. The annual rainfall amounts range from 40 to 60 inches depending on the location (Florida Climate Center. 2016), which in turns generates a lot stormwater runoff. When it ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Take central Florida where Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is for example, on average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Orlando. In addition to the sunshine, I would also like to call Florida ... READ MORE
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, ... READ MORE
Yilin Zhuang, regional specialized agent for water resources in the UF/IFAS Extension Central District, has been awarded the Early Career Leadership Achievement Award from the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP).
Zhuang, ... READ MORE
Speakers from across the country shared new research and insight -- including data about consumer behavior change since the pandemic began, Florida and national policy updates and crop outlooks for some of Florida’s largest commodities. It ... READ MORE
Interested in learning more about private wells and septic systems in Florida? The UF/IFAS Extension Central District Water Resources program is hosting a series of four webinars for Florida homeowners interested in learning more about your ... READ MORE
Phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) is a pest impacting many ornamental plant species but is especially common on palms (family Arecaceae). This pest species was first detected in Miami-Dade County in 2018 and has since caused problems ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension Central District team hopes you will save-the-date for our Water Wednesday Workshop: Ways to Create Your Own Florida-Friendly Landscape on March 30th at the Lake County Discovery Gardens.
The event will take place from ... READ MORE