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New research could help breed for less “spooky” horses

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May 11, 2023

In the wild, horses must be alert for predators that might attack them. This means that even domesticated horses are hardwired to be aware of danger and can scare easily. Unfortunately, this so-called “startle response” or “spooking” ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Equine, Equine Research, Genetic, Genetics, Horse, Horse Management, Horseback Riding, Horses, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Nifa, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department

Coming to fruition: Students reap real-life experience in Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden

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May 10, 2023

Luminous yellow squash, bright red turnips and blooming artichokes are just a few of the crops that were grown this spring in the Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden, an experiential learning garden for students. The flourishing fields sit ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Horticultural Sciences Department, Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden, Plant Diagnostic Center, Xin Zhao, Zack Black

El taller “Business of Farming” ofrece a los empresarios agrícolas emergentes consejos claves para iniciar un negocio a pequeña escala

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April 13, 2023

Un equipo de University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) está ofreciendo un taller de dos días, denominado Business of Farming y dirigido a los consumidores que buscan crear un negocio agrícola. Habrá asistencia ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Events, Farm Management, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Business Of Farming, Demanda, Departamento De Agricultura De Los Estados Unidos, Descripcion De La Empresa, Espanol, La Finca Es Un Negocio, Negocios Agricolas A Pequena Escala, Plan De Mercadeo, Plan Financiero, Plan Operativo, Podcast, Programa De Recursos Humanos, Resumen Ejecutivo, Servicio De Investigacion Economica De USDA, Spanish, Taller, Trent Blare, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Venta De Alimentos

Hablemos de la terminología para las especies invasoras

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February 15, 2023

La educación acerca de las especies invasoras es fundamental para su detección exitosa y la respuesta rápida a las amenazas que generan en áreas naturales y urbanas de Florida. Desafortunadamente y debido a su naturaleza compleja, la terminología ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Cambio De Rango, Comite De Las Especies Invasoras De UF/IFAS, Espanol, Especies Invasoras, Establecida, Introducida, Invasora, Molestia, Nativa, No Nativa, Shannon Carnevale, Spanish, Terminologia, UF IFAS Invasive Species Council, Vocabulario

UF/IFAS scientists rethink food possibilities with 3D food printer

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February 2, 2023

For years, 3D printers have become an increasingly useful technology for creating everything from rollercoaster models to houses. But what about printing food? Adam Watson and Ziynet Boz, two UF/IFAS professors in the agricultural and biological ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 3D Food Printer, Adam Watson, Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Food Is Our Middle Name, Ziynet Boz

Miami-Dade 4-H teens head to Washington D.C. to showcase skills in agricultural technology

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January 26, 2023

Last summer, 4-H teens from Miami-Dade County worked on a five-week apprenticeship to address food insecurity by growing food in unconventional spaces in Overtown. Now, two of the six interns will take what they learned to the Ignite ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Blog Community, Curriculum, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriscience, Agritech, Agrotechnology, Cooperative Extension, Florida 4-H, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Hydroponics, Ignite By 4-H National Conference, Indoor Vertical Farming, Miami-Dade Count Y Public Schools, STEM, Teens, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, Urban Food Farming, Usda, Vertical Farming, Workforce Development
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What do you wear to a prescribed fire? UF/IFAS fire scientists explains

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January 25, 2023

In honor of Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, we talked with UF/IFAS fire scientist Raelene Crandall about some of the critical tools of prescribed fire work: personal protective equipment, or PPE. A former wildlands firefighter, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Prescribed Fire, Raelene Crandall, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
Food Is Our Middle Name podcast

Food is Our Middle Name podcast season finale: What’s the deal with…global hunger?

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December 30, 2022

As we wrap up the final episode of this season’s podcast we think it best to take a step back and look at food-related issues on a global scale.   UF/IFAS does work in research, teaching and Extension that improves the lives of Floridians ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: #Foodisourmiddlename, Extension, Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Livestock Systems, Food, Food Is Our Middle Name, Food Safety, Global Food Systems Institute, Hidden Hunger, Hunger, Livestock, Nutrition, Podcast, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute

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