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New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs


May 10, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Emerging Enterprises, Hemp, Medicinal Plants, UF College Of Pharmacy, UF/IFAS CALS

WATER WEDNESDAY PREVIEW – IRRIGATING WITH RECLAIMED WATER


April 25, 2022

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

Category: Events, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Alternative Water, Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Reuse Water, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Supply, Water Wednesday

Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Tips That Can Help You Publish


April 25, 2022

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

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central District, Central District RSA, Extension Professionals, Extension Writing, Liz Felter, Professional Development, Professional Writing, Publications, Scholarly Nuggets, Scholarly Works, Writing

2022 Private Well and Septic System Webinar Series


February 17, 2022

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

Category: Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Extension Education, Flooding, Household Water, Onsite Sewer Treatment And Disposal, Private Well, Septic System, Storms, Water RSA, Webinar, Yilin Zhuang

Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Awards and Recognition for Extension Professionals


January 3, 2022

As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year. These highlights can then be transformed into award winning ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Award Application, Awards, Awards And Recognition, Central District, Central District RSA, Extension Professionals, Geralyn Sachs, Professional Development, Scholarly Nuggets, Scholarly Works

Water Wednesday – All About Water Inside Your House


December 28, 2021

Happy almost New Year! Are you making your new year resolutions? How about adding water conservation onto your list? We will kick off Water Wednesday by introducing some simple actions to reduce water consumption inside your house and protect ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Event, Indoor Water Saving, Jim Davis, LuAnn Duncan, MREC, Water Conservation, Water Leaks, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Webinar, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap: Reclaimed Water


December 1, 2021

Reclaimed water is something that has been engineered and perfected over time. We have so much of it within Florida too. The benefits of using reclaimed water are exceptional. So, what exactly is reclaimed water? Reclaimed water is former domestic ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Ask Extension, Mary Lusk, Reclaimed Water, Recycled Water, Water Conservation, Water Reuse, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang
rows of red and green begonias in liners inside a greenhouse

Building better begonias


November 9, 2021

Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. But heat waves and drought have hurt begonia production in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Begonias, Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Fngla, Grant, Plant Breeding, Usda

Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – How to Report Team Efforts?


November 5, 2021

In a recent 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

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central District, Central District RSA, POW, Professional Development, Reporting, ROA, Scholarly Nuggets, Scholarly Works, Teamwork, Workload Reporting, Yilin Zhuang

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