4-H provides an opportunity for young people to learn and grow as leaders. One way for youth to do this is through the Seminole 4-H Youth County Council. But what is it? How can young people become involved?
What is 4-H Youth ... READ MORE
Recap of September 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector
For our September First Fridays with Florida First Detector, we revisited some basics about invasive species and their impacts on Florida. An invasive species is a non-native ... READ MORE
Recap of August First Friday with Florida First Detector
In August, we talked about invasive pests on citrus. Historically, the citrus industry has been super important in Florida and continued to be today. Despite challenges in citrus production ... READ MORE
What is Florida First Detector?
Florida First Detector is a multiagency educational effort focused on enhancing the early detection of invasive pests that threaten agriculture, nursery industries, and natural areas. We offer in-person and ... READ MORE
Recap of July First Friday with Florida First Detector
In July's First Friday with Florida First Detector, we talked about invasive caterpillars that feed on vegetable crops. Florida's agriculture industry is home to a wide variety of high ... READ MORE
Recap of June First Friday with Florida First Detector
Oak trees are important to our environment with various species growing throughout the world and 24 species native to Florida (90 in the U.S.). With the wide distribution of oaks, especially ... READ MORE
Grow Your Healthy Florida Lifestyle
Beginning in April, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County hosted a five week Grow Your Healthy Florida Lifestyle Series. The class met every Friday for 3 hours to learn all about the dimensions of wellness and ... READ MORE
Recap of May First Friday with Florida First Detector
In May, we picked up again with our discussion of wood boring insects. This time, we focused more on the bark beetles (Family: Curculionidae). Many bark beetles help break down dead or ... READ MORE
Recap of April First Friday with Florida First Detector
In April, we started to learn about wood boring insects. Some of the most common types of wood boring insects are beetles with many species in the families Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, and ... READ MORE
What was the 2023 Seminole County Farm Tour?
On the morning of Friday, March 24, 2023, we embarked on our journey of learning about local agriculture and food systems. Two busses started at the UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Office and then ... READ MORE