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Spread the word: Peanut Butter Challenge kicks off Oct. 1

September 22, 2021

The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension’s annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading statewide this year. Unopened jars of peanut butter can be donated to local ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, UF/IFAS Extension
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New UF Extension Agent in Highlands County Eager to Work with Growers

September 20, 2021

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 of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Tags: Asian Citrus Psyllid, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Extension, Growers, Highlands County, Lourdes Pérez Cordero

New director takes lifetime work in Ag, 4-H to the next level at UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County

May 11, 2021

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) welcomes Ashley Houpe-King Gill as its new director of UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County. With an extensive background in 4-H, agriculture, human services, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Ashley Houpe-King Gill, Highlands County, National Association Of County Agricultural Agents, National Association Of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Lee County

Fourth Citrus Nutrition Workshop Added, Prompted by Strong Grower Interest

October 22, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Responding to strong grower interest, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has added a fourth event to its roster of citrus nutrition workshops this fall. The event happens 9:30 a.m. ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, EVENTS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Nutrition, Citrus Nutrition Box, Citrus Research And Education Center, Highlands County, Hlb, Huanglongbing, UF/IFAS Extension
Hurricane Dorian Updates - Palm Trees In a Storm

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

September 4, 2019

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 taking ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Citrus, Crisis, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Operations Center, EOC, Extension, Highlands County, Hurricane Preparation, Laurie Hurner, Recovery, UF/IFAS
Hurricane Irma Updates featured image

UF/IFAS Extension steps up to feed hungry children, babies in southwest Florida

September 19, 2017

  BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- Laurie Hurner could hear the children and babies crying in hunger in her sleep. The University of Florida IFAS Extension Highlands County director knew she had to feed children left hungry by Hurricane Irma, so ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Babies, Children, Featured Hot Topic, Hernando County, Highlands County, Hurricane Irma, News

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