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Find Your Frugal: More ways to curb school supply costs


July 27, 2022

About this series The ripple effects of the yearslong COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, and school supplies are not exempt. With stores stocking up on school supplies that cost more than last year, finding ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Money Matters, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Family And Consumer Sciences, Find Your Frugal, Inflation, Jenny Rodriguez, Money Management, Saving Money, School Supplies, UF IFAS Family And Consumer Sciences

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

Give the gift of knowledge this year: Shop the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore


December 6, 2021

With more than 400 items available for purchase, the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore has something for everyone on your list this year. These items make perfect stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts or as a treat for yourself. For the kids Build-a-bug! ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS
Tags: Book, Books, Bookstore, Children's Books, Cook Books, Gift, Gift Guide, Gifts, Holidays, Love Your Bookstore, Shopping, Shopping List, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore
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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

A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how


June 23, 2021

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-friendly Landscaping, Home Gardening, Irrigation, Lawn, Lawn Care, Marion County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, St. Johns County, Sumter County, Turfgrass, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Water Conscious, Water Conservation, Water Use

National NIFA and HUD webinar shares UF/IFAS Extension Homeflow program


June 14, 2021

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

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Homeflow, Relationships

Free virtual series to share home maintenance tips


June 1, 2021

“Living Well Wednesdays” is a free quarterly UF/IFAS Extension program from Northwest Florida family and consumer sciences experts. Each quarter explores a different topic. The next topic covered will be indoor and outdoor home maintenance. ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Jill Breslawski, Judy Corbus, Laurie Osgood, Melanie Taylor, Terri Keith, UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District

Conserve water and help the planet with free webinars from UF/IFAS Extension


April 15, 2021

Celebrate Water Conservation Month with free UF/IFAS Extension webinars that will help reduce water consumption, save money and help the planet. “Conserving water is the most important action that we can take to sustain our water supplies ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, Water, Water Conservation
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As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know


March 3, 2021

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Rudolg Scheffrahn, South Florida, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

Most Americans’ CARES Act stimulus checks went to basic needs, UF economists find


December 9, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Although direct payments to Americans have been utilized during previous economically challenging times – the last as part of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 – never before had the world looked as it had in the spring ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: CARES Act, Covid-19, COVID19, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, John Lai, Money, Research, Stephen Morgan, Survey

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