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UF/IFAS Honors Imogene Yarborough with Extension Advocate Award


November 13, 2018

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 principle that this ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, EVENTS, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Award, Extension, Extension Advocate, News, UF/IFAS

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Residents Prepare for Fall Gardening


September 18, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the intense heat and humidity of summer behind us, now is a great time to spruce up your garden with lots of fall veggies, flowering annuals and perennials, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Fall, Garden, News, Plant, UF/IFAS

On Earth Day, UF Researchers Say Conserve Water Now or Pay the Price Later


April 20, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida residents are using more and more water every day, leaving future Floridians with more expensive options to meet anticipated needs, according to University of Florida researchers. Earth Day, April 22, is a great ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, EVENTS, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Earth Day, Extension, IFAS, News, Water

UF Leads Trend to Open Food Businesses with Workshops


April 19, 2018

FELLSMERE, Fla. – Kimberly and George Vecchio wanted to reinvent their 20-acre farm near Vero Beach from mostly animals to produce so they could start a food business. Though George had been a gourmet chef for more than 20 years, they didn’t ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, EVENTS, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Food Business Workshops, IFAS, News, St. Lucie County

UF marks National Invasive Species Week from Feb. 26 to March 2


February 26, 2018

UF highlights battles against pests during National Invasive Species Awareness Week GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida agriculture loses an estimated $179 million annually to invasive species. This comes as no surprise to researchers with the University ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, EVENTS, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Extension, Invasive Pests, Invasive Species, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News

UF/IFAS Extension helps Florida homeowners test well water after hurricane


September 28, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida IFAS Extension has teamed up with Virginia Tech to offer free bacteria testing for well users affected by Hurricane Irma. So far, five counties—Lee, Pasco, Marion, Sarasota and Clay—are participating. UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Contaminated, Extension, Extension Sarasota County, News, Testing, UF/IFAS, Water, Well
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UF Extension director offers tips on getting post-hurricane help


September 14, 2017

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hurricane Irma has done her worst, and now residents are left to pick up the pieces. But, help is available if residents act quickly, said Gene McAvoy, University of Florida IFAS Extension Hendry County director. “While ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Extension, FEMA, Hendry County, Hurricane Irma, IFAS, News

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