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Got Horse Manure? UF/IFAS Program Offers Composting Solution

March 5, 2019

Horses may be beautiful animals, but like everyone, they poop. A lot. “A 1,000 pound horse can produce 10 tons of manure and stall waste each year,” said Mary Lusk, assistant professor of soil and water sciences with the University of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: CALS, Carissa Wickens, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Francisco Rivera, Hillsborough County, Horses, Mary Lusk, News, Small Farms, Walsh Nichols

UF Nutrition Education Program Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Floridians Eat Healthier

March 4, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month, a reminder that we can all do better when it comes to eating right. But if resources are limited, it can be hard for individuals and families to access nutritious foods and practice other healthy habits, experts ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: EFNEP, Escambia County, Hillsborough County, Miami-Dade County, News, Palm Beach County, Polk County, Seminole County

Summer Camp Can Prepare Kids for Tomorrow’s Jobs

February 25, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Will my child be able to get a job one day? It’s a question many parents of school-aged kids ask at some point. After all, the job market will only continue to demand a more skilled, more educated workforce. That’s ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Camp Cherry Lake, Camp Cloverleaf, Camp Timpoochee, Heather Kent, News, View Feature, Workforce Preparation

UF/IFAS Faculty Launches New Approach to Massive Open Online Courses with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Collaborators

February 21, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Discussion boards in a traditional Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, look like most discussion boards on the internet: unorganized threads with contributors from all different perspectives piling on to a topic. Participating ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Jamie Loizzo, MOOC, News

UF/IFAS Master Gardeners Gear Up for Spring Festivals, Plant Sales

February 18, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – Spring is around the corner, and Master Gardeners across central Florida are gearing up for festivals and plant sales. The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer program, part of the University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, EVENTS, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Festival, Lake County Extension, Marion County Extension, Master Gardener, News, Orange County Extension, Osceola County Extension, Plant Sale, Seminole County Extension, Sumter County Extension, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Suarez Selected as Hispanic Latino Affairs’ first “Faculty-in-Residence” at UF

February 14, 2019

By Jarred Shellhouse GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cecilia E. Suarez, assistant professor of agricultural leadership development, has been selected to serve the University of Florida’s Hispanic-Latino Affairs (HLA) office as its first “faculty-in-residence”. Throughout ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, News

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