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Hurricane Irma Update: Lara Milligan, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County – Sept. 15

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Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources (PCR) department manages more than 20,000 acres of parks and preserves enjoyed by more than 17 million visitors annually. When Hurricane Irma struck, PCR worked fast to have these valuable resources operational… Read More

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

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

UF/CALS endowment to Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory honors Beidlers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nicknamed the “Dean of Florida Mosquito Control,” E.J. “John” Beidler built a distinguished career in entomology that spanned decades. So, for his 90th birthday in January, his children decided to honor their parents with a… Read More

UF expert helps ensure “grain train” gets through to feed Lake Okeechobee-area dairy cows

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida in early September, she threatened to starve thousands of dairy cows by delaying the “grain train” – two dozen freight cars of feed commodities bound for the Lake Okeechobee… Read More

Panhandle Peanut Butter Challenge Helps Feed Hungry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! You can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, through the Peanut Butter Challenge, a… Read More

UF/CALS student, professor conduct food safety training in Ethiopia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Taylor Langford spent her first trip outside the United States in Adama, Ethiopia training 20 veterinarians and butchers from across the country how to safely prepare meat for their customers and family members. This is… Read More

UF/CALS biology adviser among emergency animal rescue team responding to Hurricane Irma aftermath

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Prior to a hurricane’s landfall, families are reminded to include pets in their disaster plans. But often times protecting larger animals or finding pet-friendly shelters can be difficult and these animals may need to be… Read More

Florida Sea Grant helps Keys lobstermen get back on feet after Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma has had a major impact on Florida’s largest commercial fishery, displacing and damaging tens of thousands of spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys. Florida Sea Grant is helping lobstermen by quickly locating… Read More