Update on Florida Crop Damage Caused by Hurricane Michael

Contact: Alan Hodges, 352-294-7674, awhodges@ufl.edu Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567, tnordlie@ufl.edu Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As of October 15, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have begun gathering information they need… Read More

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

Lighthouse Restorations Unveiled at Seahorse Key Open House, Oct. 20

Who:  UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station What:    During this year’s Cedar Key Seafood Festival, festival-goers are invited to the Seahorse Key Marine Lab open house for the unveiling of the complete interior restoration of the historic Seahorse Key… Read More

UF/IFAS-Developed $50 Device May Help Multibillion Forest Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By developing a simple, $50 trap, University of Florida scientists can gather spores from a pathogen of pine trees and hopefully help prevent diseases from causing more harm to the multibillion-a-year forest industry. Millions of… Read More

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

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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

BioBlitz: Broward Residents to Survey Local Wildlife for Science

Get your binoculars ready — a BioBlitz is coming to Broward County. This citizen science event connects regular people with scientists to help collect information on the plants and animals in a given area. Think of it as… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Student to Study Beetles during UN Internship

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences doctoral student, who is passionate about solving problems in forest health on a global scale, will spend three months as an… Read More