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Farm-City Week Breakfast


November 19, 2021

Here in Extension, we believe in the spirit of the farm. For over 100 years we have been assisting farmers and ranchers, homeowners and organizations grow food. We have the best educational information and research to share to help those folks ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farm-City, Farm-City Week, Farmers, Local Food, Ranchers

Underutilized Trees: The Nagi Tree


September 9, 2021

I’ve got a Nagi feeling about this… Natural and Horticultural History Human desires can be capricious and plants can fall in and out of vogue. Somewhat surprisingly, things as long-lived as landscape trees have different levels of merit ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Evergreen, Ocextension, Tree, Underutilized, Urban Forestry

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County – Intern Highlight


July 6, 2021

One of the highlights of working with Extension is being able to host and work with an intern. Not only are these students passionate about Extension, but this gives them real experience at what life is like after college. They also bring a ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Communication, Environment, Extension Solutions, Internship, Orange TV, Workforce Preparation

The Roots of Cooperative Extension


July 29, 2020

Did you know that the first official American Extension Agent was a young Black male graduate of Tuskegee University named Thomas Monroe Campbell? Surely you have heard of Campbell’s protégés, Booker T. Washington and George Washington ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agricultural Extension, Agricultural History, Agriculture, American History, Black, Black History, Booker T. Washington, Cooperative Extension, Extension, George Washington Carver, History, Hwooten, Ocextension, Roots, South, Thomas Monroe Campbell, Tuskegee

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Announces New Director


July 27, 2020

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County welcomed Kevin Camm as the new County Extension Director earlier this month. Camm will focus on sustainable agriculture and community resource development as well as leading the County’s team of Agents. Camm ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cflandscapes, New Faculty, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
Black eyed peas

Are My Black Eyed Peas Ripe?


July 15, 2020

If you look at the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide you will see that southern peas are one of the heat tolerant vegetables that can be planted in June, July, and August. Black eyed peas are one type of southern pea along with cream peas and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Bean, Black Eyed Pea, Heat Tolerant, Legume, Maturity, Nitrogen Fixer, Ocextension, Ripeness, Southern Pea, Summer, Vegetable

COVID-19 Impacts: Let’s Talk Money


May 6, 2020

Save some money for emergencies! How often have we heard that advice? With unprecedented times, we never imagined the magnitude of the COVID-19 virus and the impact on our finances, families, workplaces and schools. Yet, for so many Americans, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Finances, Financial, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Money, Money Management, Orange County, Unemployment

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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