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
UF/IFAS Extension agents will present Homeflow, a program that teaches families how to build healthy relationships, maintain their home and establish financial safety on an upcoming national webinar.
The program is presented in partnership ... READ MORE
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
New research establishes, for the first time, a link between specific bacteria species and physical manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases.
The scientists introduced specific bacteria into 1-millimeter-long worm called C. elegans, ... READ MORE
One third of all U.S. households participate in some type of food gardening with vegetable gardening being the most common type.
UF/IFAS Extension agents from throughout the Sunshine State have released a guide to help consumers design ... READ MORE
Foodies and agricultural enthusiasts can “visit” six farms across the county for the annual UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Farm Tour, which moved to a virtual format for this year.
Beginning April 19, participants can access farm tour ... READ MORE
Name: Pamela Bradford
Position: Extension Agent II – Hillsborough EFNEP Supervisor
Current city: Tampa
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Years at UF/IFAS: 12.5
Describe your role at UF/IFAS:
I manage the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education ... READ MORE
Name: Joseph Larkin III, PhD
Position: Associate Professor, Microbiology and Cell Science
Current city: Gainesville Florida
Hometown: Savannah GA
Years at UF/IFAS:
Well…I attended the University of Florida on a National merit ... READ MORE
During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows. The study also serves as a cautionary ... READ MORE
By Rhett Register
On Christmas Eve, many Italian Americans join family and friends for a fish and seafood dinner. The Feast of the Seven Fishes, as some call it, seems to have its origins in Southern Italy and was introduced to America in the ... READ MORE