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Benefits of Eating Local Foods


April 28, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Buylocal, Eat Local, Florida Grown, Floridafruits, Floridaproduce, Floridavegetables, Fruit, Local Foods, Local Grown, Ocextension, Vegetables

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

Well Sampling Event at UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County


June 29, 2021

Did you know... Approximately one in every five private wells has contamination. UF/IFAS Extension is partnering with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and offering this educational workshop. Attendees will learn the potential ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Septic Tank, UF/IFAS Extension, Well Water, Well Water Sampling

MREC’s Dr. Catherine Campbell Featured on WCJB’s “What’s Growing On?” Segment


September 28, 2020

Catherine Campbell, assistant professor of community food systems at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, was recently interviewed by WCJB20 in Gainesville about how Florida farmers are recovering from the pandemic. Campbell was ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Catherine Campbell, Community Food Systems, Covid-19, Florida Agriculture, MREC, MREC News, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food, WCJB20

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Urban Food Systems & MREC


November 6, 2018

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is continuing to evolve to meet the lifestyle horticulture needs and interests of its urban constituency in Central Florida. Urban food systems are becoming a major element of MREC’s urban ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Fruits, Gardens, Human Health, Local, Research, Ufmrec, Urban Food Systems, Vegetables

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