Category: Work & Life

LifeSmarts Launches 25th Season of Consumer Literacy Competition, Scholarships

1.5 million students nationally have gained real-world knowledge through the program. Contact: Vanessa Spero, Regional Specialized 4-H Agent, Co-coordinator for LifeSmarts, Vspero@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Florida 4-H Youth Development Program and the Florida Department of Agriculture… Read More

Global Handwashing Day: Old-Fashioned Soap and Water Best Way to Prevent Illness, UF Professor Says

handwashing

It’s a dirty truth: many people don’t wash their hands as often as they should. And that’s a problem when it comes to preventing disease, especially outbreaks of foodborne illness, says a University of Florida professor. “Washing your… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Students Volunteer to Remove Tree Damage in Tallahassee After Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

After Hurricane Michael left the panhandle Wednesday, University of Florida student Ryan Krammes began reaching out to friends to see how he could help their families in the aftermath. Krammes learned his roommate’s family in Tallahassee and another… Read More

Helping Children with Animals Cope with Hurricanes

Helping Children with Animals Cope with Hurricanes

By Dr. Chris DeCubellis, 4-H Dairy/Animal Science State Specialized Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Introduction Many excellent publications exist that discuss preparing for hurricanes. For those people who live on farms, information is available to prepare livestock animals and farm… Read More

Buyer Beware: Products Claiming ‘Mushroom of Immortality’ May Not Contain Species, UF Researchers Find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stroll the nutritional supplement aisle at your local drug store, and you might notice that some products are now featuring an ingredient you might expect to see growing on a tree or fallen log. Known… Read More

One-Stop Resource for Disaster Prep Even More Relevant After Florence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The ongoing impacts of Hurricane Florence are a reminder to make sure you are ready for potential hurricanes and other natural disasters. Floridians preparing for the next hurricane can visit the University of Florida’s new… Read More