Category: Natural Resources

UF Student Helps Design Corn Maze at Local Farm

By Kim Scotto PLANT CITY, Fla. – Farmers and ranchers across Florida are fighting lack of consumer education on food systems by opening their properties to the public in a practice called agritourism. Agritourism allows non-farming folks to… Read More

Update on Florida Crop Damage Caused by Hurricane Michael

Contact: Alan Hodges, 352-294-7674, awhodges@ufl.edu Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567, tnordlie@ufl.edu Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As of October 15, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have begun gathering information they need… Read More

Lighthouse Restorations Unveiled at Seahorse Key Open House, Oct. 20

Who:  UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station What:    During this year’s Cedar Key Seafood Festival, festival-goers are invited to the Seahorse Key Marine Lab open house for the unveiling of the complete interior restoration of the historic Seahorse Key… Read More

BioBlitz: Broward Residents to Survey Local Wildlife for Science

Get your binoculars ready — a BioBlitz is coming to Broward County. This citizen science event connects regular people with scientists to help collect information on the plants and animals in a given area. Think of it as… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Student to Study Beetles during UN Internship

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences doctoral student, who is passionate about solving problems in forest health on a global scale, will spend three months as an… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension District Director Advances Mission of Serving

By Robin Koestoyo   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Foresight is a gift leaders use to advance organizational missions. Anita Neal has for more than two decades led the development of new programs that save money for homeowners and nursery… Read More

Alachua County Team Wins 3rd in National 4-H Forestry Invitational

By Kim Scotto   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – What is the principal softwood used for lumber in Massachusetts? On what continent are maples most abundant?  What is a liquid product of wood that is used in mixing paints?* At… Read More

Buyer Beware: Products Claiming ‘Mushroom of Immortality’ May Not Contain Species, UF Researchers Find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stroll the nutritional supplement aisle at your local drug store, and you might notice that some products are now featuring an ingredient you might expect to see growing on a tree or fallen log. Known… Read More

New UF/IFAS Report Shows Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food Industries Grew 2007-2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The latest installment of an annual report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reveals some good news about the state’s economy – from 2007 to 2016, the portion of Florida’s… Read More