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Florida Sea Grant creates new coastal education materials for stay-at-home schooling

April 1, 2020

by Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Parents, students and teachers can access a wealth of free educational materials about the Florida environment during this time of widespread learning at home. The resources are part of Florida Sea Grant’s ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Curriculum, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal And Marine Resources, Covid-19, Educational Resources, Florida Sea Grant, K-12 Education, Maia McGuire, Manatees, Online Education, Sea Turtles, Sherry Larkin, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

COVID-19 response: One person plants food gardens; Floridians get useful data from UF/IFAS; FAMU Extension

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 may take jobs away from people, but it can’t take away Tanya Murillo’s resilient spirit and her desire to grow vegetables in her yard. Murillo’s employer closed March 13 because of the coronavirus. So, she went home, where ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Barbara Edmonds, Covid-19, FAMU, Garden, Nick Place, Services, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County

Cafe Latino: A UF/IFAS Extension resource for Hispanics during COVID-19

March 31, 2020

By John Diaz CAFE Latino (Coalition of Florida Extension Educators for Latino Communities) is here to help in many ways. For those who do not know who we are, we are a unique grassroots effort. We are designed to connect the Hispanic ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CAFE Latino, Coalition Of Florida Extension Educators For Latino Communities, Covid-19, COVID19, Hispanics, Latino, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

UF plant and soil diagnostic labs essential to Florida agriculture, economy during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

In the time of COVID-19, plants still get sick, and the soil that nourishes them needs care. The health of plants and soil is critical to agriculture, an industry designated an essential service in response to the pandemic. That’s why today, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Analytical Services Laboratories, Carrie Harmon, COVID19, Everglades Research And Education Center, Extension Soil Testing Lab, Insect Identification Lab, Nematode Assay Lab, News, North Florida Research And Education Center, Plant Diagnostic Center, Rao Mylavarapu, Saqib Mukhtar, Tropical Research And Education Center

Cafe Latino: A UF/IFAS Extension resource for Hispanics during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – In 2017, a handful of extension faculty at UF/IFAS saw a need. The need would increase the knowledge and skills of extension faculty education to provide culturally relevant programs for the Hispanic and Latino populations. From ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, COVID19, Diversity In The Workplace, Farm Workers, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, SFYL HOT TOPIC, UF/IFAS Extension

COVID-19 response: UF/IFAS Extension works to bring pesticide licensing online

March 24, 2020

UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are working to identify ways to provide online testing for certified pesticide applicators while in-person testing is unavailable due to COVID-19. All ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: COVID19, Extension Online Learning, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides

COVID-19 response: UF/IFAS Extension statewide uses multiple methods to meet Floridians’ needs

March 24, 2020

From Homestead to Pensacola, UF/IFAS Extension agents and staff are using all tools necessary – including many virtual activities -- to help businesses, neighbors and governments navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. Here are some ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, Florida 4-H, Success Stories, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, Virtual Learning

Extension dropbox, online services offer solutions to consumer concerns

March 20, 2020

DAVIE, Fla. – Unique times call for unique measures. In lieu of the CDC’s recommendations to practice social distancing against COVID-19 spread, UF/IFAS Extension Broward has developed new approaches to providing continued services. Need ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Commercial Horticulture Program, Commercial Landscapes, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Gardening Solutions, Samples, UF IFAS Extension Broward, Urban Horticulture Program, Urban Landscapes

Master Gardener training cultivates new volunteers through virtual learning

March 20, 2020

DAVIE, Fla. – You can’t stop the Master Gardeners from learning. Amid social distancing brought on by COVID-19 and just as Master Gardeners hit their peak training season, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County program administrators and participants ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Broward Extension, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Extension Online Learning, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Online Learning, Solutions, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF/IFAS Solutions, Vegetable Gardening, Virtual Learning

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