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With crops in the ground, Florida watermelon farmers face uncertainty due to COVID-19

Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in South Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in North Florida have recently finished planting their crop. Given the uncertainty around the… Read More

COVID 19 response: Your grocery and food-safety questions answered

It’s a battle of facts vs. myths in the rush to get information to the public about how consumers can safely shop for groceries and handle food during the coronavirus pandemic. To get the correct data, we asked… Read More

Florida Sea Grant creates new coastal education materials for stay-at-home schooling

by Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Parents, students and teachers can access a wealth of free educational materials about the Florida environment during this time of widespread learning at home. The resources are part of Florida Sea Grant’s… Read More

COVID-19 response: One person plants food gardens; Floridians get useful data from UF/IFAS; FAMU Extension

COVID-19 may take jobs away from people, but it can’t take away Tanya Murillo’s resilient spirit and her desire to grow vegetables in her yard. Murillo’s employer closed March 13 because of the coronavirus. So, she went home,… Read More

Cafe Latino: A UF/IFAS Extension resource for Hispanics during COVID-19

By John Diaz  CAFE Latino (Coalition of Florida Extension Educators for Latino Communities) is here to help in many ways. For those who do not know who we are, we are a unique grassroots effort. We are designed… Read More

Florida forestry keeps the toilet paper rolling

by Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forest products contribute to a large and valuable industry for the state of Florida – altogether comprising the state’s largest agricultural commodity. This includes primary and secondary product industries that range from… Read More

COVID-19 response: UF/IFAS Extension statewide uses multiple methods to meet Floridians’ needs

From Homestead to Pensacola, UF/IFAS Extension agents and staff are using all tools necessary – including many virtual activities — to help businesses, neighbors and governments navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. Here are some examples from UF/IFAS… Read More

Extension dropbox, online services offer solutions to consumer concerns

DAVIE, Fla. – Unique times call for unique measures. In lieu of the CDC’s recommendations to practice social distancing against COVID-19 spread, UF/IFAS Extension Broward has developed new approaches to providing continued services. Need to identify if there… Read More

Master Gardener training cultivates new volunteers through virtual learning

DAVIE, Fla. – You can’t stop the Master Gardeners from learning. Amid social distancing brought on by COVID-19 and just as Master Gardeners hit their peak training season, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County program administrators and participants are taking… Read More