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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
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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
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Hurricane Heroes: Nicole Walker

September 15, 2021

Nicole Walker, director of UF/IFAS Extension Polk County and associate director of the UF/IFAS Extension Southwest District: Even though it’s inland, Polk County has seen its share of damage from hurricanes and tropical storms over the years. ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation
Tags: FEMA, Hurricane, Hurricane Irma, Nicole Walker, Tropical Storm, Tropical Storm Charley, Tropical Storm Frances, Tropical Storm Jean, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Hurricane season is here. UF is ready to help

May 18, 2021

Hurricane season has officially begun. Over the next six months, we must stay alert to news reports and be ready to face a tropical storm or hurricane in the state of Florida. Early forecasts predict an average of 13-20 named storms. Of those, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Hurricane Season, News
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What’s in store for 2021? UF/IFAS experts predict food and garden trends

December 2, 2020

No one could have predicted the kind of year 2020 has been. But in late 2019, when UF/IFAS experts were asked to predict the top food and garden trends for the coming year, they made some startlingly accurate predictions. Today, these trends ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Research, News, Trends
Stressed farmer

UF/IFAS joins effort to battle farmer, rancher stress

December 1, 2020

The stress level in rural communities is off the charts. Farm and ranch closures, land forfeitures, labor issues and more contribute, and according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a full five years before ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Carl Jagger, Christa Court, Judy Corbus, Kendra Zamojski, Michael Gutter, News, Nick Place, Northwest Extension District, Santa Rosa County, Stephen Greer, Stress

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