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Helping Treasure Coast residents clean up their credit file, goal of UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie workshop

TREASURE COAST, Fla. — UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie has teamed up with St. Lucie County Community Services staff in offering debt relief to residents in St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. Funding from the Credit Score Improvement Grant… Read More

2020-2021 UF/IFAS citrus production guide available

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — While the coronavirus pandemic has changed much of the University of Florida citrus programming, one annual tradition continues, albeit with some changes. The 2020-2021 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

Survey: Florida’s Extension professionals feel prepared to serve as ‘information first responders’ during COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Extension professionals have a unique role in their communities and are often trusted to communicate scientific information. A recent survey revealed that Florida’s Extension network is well-equipped to inform their communities about COVID-19, utilizing credible… Read More

St. Lucie atala butterfly conservation program awarded national designation

St. LUCIE, Fla. – Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting the use of parks and natural settings, residents of all ages can still enjoy what nature has to offer in almost every urban location including one’s own backyard. That is… Read More

FFWCC awards UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant $92K to create communication plan alerting public of expected Florida red tide events

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the toxin-producing dinoflagellate Karenia brevis occur regularly within the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the frequency of these red tide events and the amount of publicly available information, there persists… Read More

UF/IFAS experts outline hurricane prep, recovery for citrus growers

Like all farmers, Florida’s citrus producers must prepare for the worst before a hurricane strikes. That’s why Fernando Alferez co-wrote a manual that gives growers tips on how to get their citrus farm ready for – and recover… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension to assist in FDACS project connecting food-insecure families with Florida-grown produce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is among the organizations partnering on a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)-led grant project to fight food insecurity in several rural Florida communities. In a… Read More

Citrus Growers Can Now Earn CEUs On-line  

By Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, FL — When the annual 2020 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute was canceled due to the stay at home guidelines recommended by the state, growers were shut out of learning the latest research updates… Read More

Summer camps canceled in Palm Beach County? 4-H Offers Camp to Go kits

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Need a replacement for camp? How about a Camp to Go kit keeping your summer-bound students busy with enriching, hands-on, healthy living and STEM-based, screen-free activities throughout the summer? Florida 4-H Youth and Development… Read More

Families with limited resources may get UF/IFAS nutrition education virtually

Educators with the UF/IFAS Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) teach classes in-person. They prefer face-to-face education, and so do their clients. But soon, they may bring lessons to stakeholders where they live or work. EFNEP… Read More