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Voices of UF/IFAS: Ray Goldwire


October 7, 2021

Name: Ray Goldwire Position with UF/IFAS: Volunteer, UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Current city: Gainesville Hometown: Starke     Years with UF/IFAS: I graduated from the University of Florida in 1958 with a BSBA in Economics and a minor ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Pollinators, Voices Of UF/IFAS

UF students’ peach harvest donated to local food pantries


July 13, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Students at the University of Florida led the charge to harvest and donate nearly one ton of peaches to Gainesville food pantries. Initiated by horticultural sciences doctoral student Trequan McGee, members from two University ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers
Tags: Black Graduate Student Organization, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, MANRRS, Minorities In Agriculture Natural Resources And Related Sciences, Peaches

Father’s Day feature: a family’s love for the water becomes an act of service


June 17, 2021

To the Wetzel family, a perfect day is one spent on the water fishing and enjoying each other’s company. For the past 10 years, they have added a volunteer component to their outdoors time by collecting samples for Florida LAKEWATCH. The ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Citizen Science, Florida LAKEWATCH, Lakewatch, Osceola County, Volunteers, Water, Water Bodies, Water Quality
image - Biscayne Bay waterway in Miami

Top five eco-friendly resolutions for 2021 just for Southeast Florida


December 17, 2020

SOUTHEAST FL. – [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]What will your resolution be for 2021? If you live in Southeast Florida, there are plenty of eco-friendly opportunities to explore.[/inlinetweet] In 2020, we learned to transform ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Lisa Krimsky, Resolutions, Sustainability, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Monroe County, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Florida Master Gardener Volunteers help youth grow up Florida-Friendly


July 21, 2020

Florida students can now learn the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) -- guidelines that help yards thrive and protect Florida’s waterways -- from a new illustrated book, thanks to UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Children, Educational Resources, FFL, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Gardening, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore, Youth

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

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

Preparing for an Outbreak in your Community


March 17, 2020

This resource was created in collaboration with our friends in Extension at North Carolina State University. We will continue to share more resources from other land grant institutions across the country in an effort to provide solid, science-based ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, WORK & LIFE
Tags: COVID19

FAQ For Food Banks- Best Practices and Communication


March 17, 2020

This resource was created in collaboration with our friends in Extension at North Carolina State University. We will continue to share more resources from other land grant institutions across the country in an effort to provide solid, science-based ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, WORK & LIFE
Tags: COVID19

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