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Protect your fresh water: A Q&A with a water quality expert

May 5, 2022

An estimated 2.5 million Floridians rely on private wells for home drinking water, according to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). These systems are sensitive to environmental changes, like flooding, and owners are responsible for the ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Events, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Andrea Albertin, Drinking Water, Hurricane Season, Private Well, Water Quality, Well Water, Workshop

Flavors of Florida returns to UF campus; proceeds to benefit student internships

March 17, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Flavors of Florida, the premier UF/IFAS tasting showcase, returns to the University of Florida campus in 2022. The May 5 event, hosted in the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field, will be from 6 to ... READ MORE

Category: Events, UF/IFAS
Tags: College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Event, Flavors Of Florida, Path To Pioneers, UF/IFAS Advancement
2022 Ram Test

2022 UF/IFAS Ram Test to begin on May 1

March 11, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida will hold its second Ram Test and Sale this year and interested participants must register by May 1. The Ram Test and Sale is part of a program to grow the sheep and goat industries in the Sunshine ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Livestock Sale, Ram Test, Rams, Sheep, Small Ruminant, UF Animal Science

UF Turfgrass Science Program kicks off 100th year with a new look

February 24, 2022

The University of Florida’s work to further turfgrass science reaches a milestone 100 years in 2022, and the program has a new website fit for the centennial celebrations to come. Visit turf.ifas.ufl.edu to learn more about this multidisciplinary ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Lawn, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf
Tags: 100th Anniversary, Anniversary, Featured, Special Topics, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Science

‘Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!’ kicks off with tomato growing tips

February 11, 2022

The first “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” of 2022 will discuss growing tomatoes, live on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central. Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive. Zoom requires pre-registration, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Event, Gardening, Gardening In The Panhandle, Horticulture, Julie McConnell, Tomato

Horseshoe crabs need your love, South Florida. Join the Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch on Feb. 12

February 3, 2022

Horseshoe crabs are a vital part of Florida’s coastal ecology. Their eggs are a major food source for shorebirds migrating north as well as many fish species. A statewide Horseshoe Crab Watch is expanding into Miami-Dade County and ... READ MORE

Category: Events, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ana Zangroniz, Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, Wildlife Conservation
jars of peanut butter

Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide

January 13, 2022

Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in partnership ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, Escambia County, Libbie Johnson, Peanut Butter Challenge, Peanuts, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County

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