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Tropical Aquaculture Lab celebrates 25 years helping fish farmers, aquarium enthusiasts

RUSKIN, Fla. — Aquarium hobbyists count on the hard work of tropical fish farmers to supply the species they adore. Think barbs, tetras, angelfish and more. As a UF/IFAS multi-county tropical aquaculture Extension agent nearly… Read More

New UF Extension Agent in Highlands County Eager to Work with Growers

LAKE ALFRED, FL – Lourdes Pérez Cordero did not grow up in a citrus-growing family, but you wouldn’t know that after meeting her. Pérez, who recently started her position as the University of Florida Institute… Read More

A Glimpse at Emergency Operations Center with UF/IFAS Extension Agent

Hurricane Dorian Updates - Palm Trees In a Storm

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — As weather experts reported of Hurricane Dorian’s forecasting challenges, emergency operation centers (EOC) in the path of the storm started assembling earlier than usual. While you may think all the action… Read More

Preventing Summer Slide Made Easy: How Youth Engaged in UF/IFAS 4-H Marine Science Camp

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — We all look forward to summer vacation. It’s when many families take time to make the most of their adventures without having to worry about school projects, tests and homework…. Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Celebrates National Heart Health Month with Innovative Programs

ORLANDO, Fla. – February is National Heart Health Month, and agents with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension are gearing up with programs to help central Florida residents get… Read More

Former UF/IFAS Extension Director, CALS Alumnus Tim Hurner Inducted into Florida Citrus Hall of Fame

By Beverly James GAINESVILLE, Fla. – G. Tim Hurner Jr. remembers many weekends picking oranges and grapefruits at his grandfather’s farm in Pasco County. As a young boy, barely able to reach the bottom of… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

By Beverly James APOPKA, Fla. – As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds… Read More

UF/IFAS Honors Imogene Yarborough with Extension Advocate Award

APOPKA, Fla. – When Imogene Yarborough and her husband Ed started ranching in Seminole County in 1954, they foresaw a legacy of agriculture for their future generations. “We raised our four children with the guiding… Read More