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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

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

Holiday feast remix: Shrimp

December 16, 2021

With UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant agent Holly Abeels. While most will reach for ham or turkey to serve at their holiday gathering, alternatives like shrimp can be a delicious way to mix up your holiday feast. Shrimp is a healthy, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Eating, Florida Sea Grant, Food, Healthy Eating, Healthy Meals, Holiday, Holiday Meals, Holidays, Seafood, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

Herbs and spices explained: ‘Use-by’ dates, how to extend shelf life, and more to boost your holiday feast

November 22, 2021

Think of the herbs and spices that make your favorite holiday dish – the basil, thyme or rosemary in savory entrees and sides; the cinnamon, nutmeg or clove in baked goods. But how best to use these ingredients to ensure a delicious feast? ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Herbs, Holidays, Samantha Kennedy, Spices, Wakulla County

A Healthy Table virtual workshop returns with holiday meal prep

September 1, 2021

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner again, and many people will look forward to cooking festive meals. “A Healthy Table, Festive Feasts” is a special holiday-themed virtual cook-along workshop with ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bay County, Calhoun County, Escambia, Gulf County, Jackson County, Liberty County, Manatee County, News, Northwest Extension District, Okaloosa County, Walton County
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Voices of UF/IFAS: Ziynet Boz

August 20, 2021

Name: Ziynet Boz Position: Assistant Professor Hometown: Mersin, Turkey Years with UF/IFAS: 8 months since I started my position. I completed my Ph.D. here at the ABE department between 2013-2017 as a Fulbright scholar and completed ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Institute For Sustainable Food Systems, Voices Of UF/IFAS
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Victory gardens: How UF helped communities grow during the pandemic and beyond

June 21, 2021

COVID-19 brought national food supply-chain disruptions, increased pressure on food banks and struggle for families across the country. The statewide UF/IFAS Extension victory garden program began as an effort to empower those in need to grow ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Backyard Gardening, Columbia County, Florida Vegetable Gardening, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Home-grown Food, Marion County, Orange County, Sumter County, UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Urban Gardening, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Gardens, Victory 2020 Garden, Victory Gardens

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

New UF research sets stage for development of salmonella vaccine

May 6, 2021

Worldwide, there are more than 95 million salmonella infections each year, with 1.35 million occurring in the United States. There is no effective human vaccine for this common germ. Researchers with the University of Florida have developed ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Mariola Edelmann, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Salmonella

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