Recap of February First Friday with Florida First Detector
In February, we talked about Invasive Scale Insects and covered identification of species commonly found in Florida and a few that were recently detected in Florida. Scale insects ... READ MORE
Where can I buy locally grown food?
Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, citrus, ornamental ... READ MORE
What is Farm Tour?
Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is a fun-filled day where attendees get a chance to visit local farms. Agriculture is important to our daily lives as the farms produce the food we eat. ... READ MORE
Recap of January First Friday with Florida First Detector
In January, we talked all about stink bugs and other hemipteran insects. We focused on invasive insects in the subfamily Heteroptera. The subfamily Heteroptera includes not just ... READ MORE
Recap of December First Friday with Florida First Detector
On December 2nd, we covered the basics of invasive snails and slugs. Snails and slugs are a type of mollusk called a gastropod. Slugs are different than snails in that they typically ... READ MORE
Recap of November First Friday with Florida First Detector
On November 4th, we dove into the basics on fruit flies. We focused specifically on true fruit flies in the family Tephritidae. These fruit flies have unique wings, often with a visible ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension in Seminole County is hosting a food drive October 17th-October 30th.
Food Insecurity in Seminole County and Beyond:
Food security is often defined as having a sufficient amount of and reliable access to nutritional, culturally ... READ MORE
The impacts of Hurricane Ian are still being felt by many in Seminole County. This is why it is important for residents to understand what resources are available for them and their neighbors.
On October 7th, 2022 the U.S. ... READ MORE
Recap of October First Friday with Florida First Detector
On October 7th, we covered resources for identification of plant problems. This was the second class in our First Friday series that built upon the basics of invasive species that ... READ MORE
What is World Food Day?
World Food Day is an internationally day celebrated to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Every year, World Food Day is held on October 16. The day brings ... READ MORE