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Veterans Gain Stress Reduction Techniques through Gardening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When U.S. Navy veteran Deanne Thompson, 52, signed up for a free group gardening class through the University of Florida’s Wilmot Botanical Gardens, she didn’t realize the stress relief benefits and social… Read More

UF Students Host “Day of Service” Event to Combat Global Food Insecurity

Malnutrition is the largest contributor to disease in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. With a growing international population projected to reach 9.2 billion by 2050, the demand… Read More

Blame Your Parents for What Satisfies Your Sweet Tooth

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When presented with a bowl of Halloween treats, most people probably know their top pick immediately. Chocolate? Fruity? A salty/sweet mix? According to the University of Florida’s pre-eminent expert on human taste… Read More

Get in Touch with Nature, Work with Scientists on November 2: Bill Keith Preserve Park in Fort Lauderdale Is Where to Connect

DAVIE, Fla. – Stop and smell the roses, take a snapshot of the wildlife in your immediate area, and learn what plants, insects, and wildlife make up your neighborhood. It’s this type of interactive science… Read More

There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn at Everglades Research and Education Center: Nov. 7 Open House Joins Community with Faculty, Scientists and Research

BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Engage in agriculture from the ground up on November 7 from 8 am. to 3 p.m. at the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) Open House. The free event is designed… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly… Read More

Feed the Hungry and Meet a Challenge; Donate Peanut Butter to UF/IFAS Extension

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! You can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families from Oct. 1 through Nov. 27, through the Peanut… Read More

Updated Perishable Food Transportation Guidelines Now Available

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers. “Many people… Read More

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from a University of Florida microbiologist shows that disease-causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. Although queuine (pronounced KYOO-in) has been identified as essential to human… Read More

UF/IFAS Economist: Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on Florida Agriculture Was Minimal

Hurricane Dorian Updates - Palm Trees In a Storm

One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More