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Find Your Frugal: Five money-saving tips for grocery shoppers


June 21, 2022

About this series Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps. In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Family Nutrition Program, Find Your Frugal, Grocery Shopping, Inflation, Saving Money, Sharon Austin
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Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season


May 26, 2022

Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare. As a matter of fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center are already issuing daily reports about tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean amid a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, Water
Tags: Hurricane Season

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

Water conservation starts with irrigation, report finds


March 22, 2022

Florida is expected to grow by another 15 million people by the year 2070, according to the Florida 2070 Project. This means more homes, more yards with permanent in-ground sprinkler systems and a greater impact to the state’s water supply. To ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Lawn Care, Water, Water Conservation, Water Use, World Water Day
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Following the Panhandle fires? UF expert explains wildfire terms


March 9, 2022

As the Florida Forest Service provides updates on multiple wildfires affecting Bay, Calhoun and Gulf counties, people may encounter unfamiliar fire science terminology. To provide some explanation, we asked David Godwin, a fire ecologist ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: Adkins Avenue Fire, Bertha Swamp Road Fire, Chipola Complex, David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, News, Panhandle, Southern Fire Exchange, Star Avenue Fire, Wildfire

Citizen science program: Grow your own tomatoes to help address food insecurity


February 28, 2022

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, victory gardens emerged as a popular way for people to grow their own food and explore a healthy hobby. Now a new program from UF/IFAS aims to understand what home growers need to be successful. ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua County, Broward County, Celina Gomez, Citizen Science, Environmental Horticulture, Featured, News, Orange County, Special Topics

UF/IFAS researchers creating an ‘Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur’


February 7, 2022

Can a computer “taste” a tomato or a blueberry? Well, not exactly, but it can tell scientists which volatiles in these fruits make them taste good, say University of Florida researchers. UF/IFAS breeder and geneticist Marcio Resende wants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Blueberries, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Marcio Resende, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste, Taste Panels, Tomatoes, UF Sensory Lab

Sauces and dog food: Two success stories from the Accelerator @ Immokalee


January 27, 2022

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Reshma Tannassee’s sauces sell like hotcakes. She started the business on her own, and now she has 13 employees and hopes to have about 300 in a few years. With certain foods, you can’t just sell your product from ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety
Tags: Chefs, Culinary Accelerator, Dog Food, Food Safety, Immokalee, Kendra Locke, Licenses, Matt Krug, Reshma Tannassee, Sauces, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center

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