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Florida manatees: a winter vacation in the springs

March 20, 2020

As warmer weather arrives, manatees prepare to leave their winter shelter in the Florida springs. Learn why manatees spend winter in the springs and get tips to keep manatees safe with a UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant expert. Why do ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Manatees, Spring, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents
UFIFAS Extension Dean Nick Place

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

First 2020 free Family Fishing Day is this Saturday

March 10, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelley Editor's note: The event scheduled for March 14 has been postponed. The information below was posted prior to this announcement. Stay tuned for announcements regarding future Family Fishing Days. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Catch-and-release, Children Event, Events, Family Event, Family Fishing Days, Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, Fishing, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

Water quality of top priority to new central Florida UF/IFAS Extension agent

March 4, 2020

Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources. UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water, ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Central Florida, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, MREC, Water, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Water Quantity

National Wildlife Refuge System recognizes UF alumnus for work on Nature Coast

March 2, 2020

A longtime partner of UF/IFAS has been named the National Wildlife Refuge System’s employee of the year for his dedication to environmental conservation on Florida’s Nature Coast. Vic Doig, who holds a UF bachelor’s degree in zoology, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Jack Payne, Mike Allen, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Partnership

Horseback riders address invasive species problem across Florida

February 19, 2020

A UF/IFAS Extension program educates outdoor enthusiasts to report invasive plant species with a unique vantage point - from horseback. In doing so, participants can help UF/IFAS reduce some of the invasive species that cost the United States ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Equestrian, Horseback Riding, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Trail Riding

UF professor honored as 2020 Outstanding Educator by Southern Weed Science Society

February 12, 2020

By Shelby Oesterreicher GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) recognized University of Florida professor Stephen Enloe with its 2020 Outstanding Educator Award (OEA) at the organization’s 73rd annual meeting in late ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Awards And Recognitions, Jason Ferrell, Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Weed Science

UF/IFAS, EFNEP Build Food Security Through Education, Demonstrations, Mobile Food Pantry

February 7, 2020

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. –You can’t have healthy cooking and eating habits if you’re food insecure. In today’s world, lack of access to nutritious food is a reality for millions of people. In Jupiter, one program, which already combines ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Danielle De Vries-Navarro, Eating Smart Being Healthy Curriculum, EFNEP, Healthier Jupiter, Margorie S. Fisher Nutrition Drive, MSF-ND, Uf/ifas, UF/IFAS Extension Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences

Get in Touch with Nature on April 19: Join the BioBlitz at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center in Davie

February 6, 2020

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Ever wonder what is in your surroundings? Ever get surprised by a bird you don’t recognize, an unfamiliar plant or how much wildlife exists in a small section of a park in your community? The species that make up the ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Davie, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, INaturalist App, Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, Lorna Bravo, Mathew Boone, Mathieu Basille, UF IFAS Extension Broward

Consensus statement lists next steps for addressing harmful algal blooms in Florida

February 5, 2020

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some of the nation’s top experts in harmful algal blooms (HABs) have released a consensus document detailing research needs to most effectively combat future blooms in Florida. The document, recently ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Algal Blooms, Blue-green Algae, Florida Sea Grant, Harmful Algal Blooms, Lisa Krimsky, Red Tide, Sherry Larkin, Water, Water Quality

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