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UF/IFAS Extension Program Has Five Tips for Fresh, Healthy Holiday Eating

Want to eat healthy and save money this holiday season? Including fresh, seasonal produce in your family meals and party platters may be a good place to start.
9-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Extension Offers Way to Avoid Post-Holiday Shopping ‘Sticker Shock’


The key is to make a budget and stick to it. But UF/IFAS experts share numerous other tips.
6-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Extension Agent: Baking Blunders to Avoid This Holiday

Heidi Copeland, family and consumer sciences agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Leon County, has these tips for avoiding common baking blunders during the holidays.
5-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Citizen Scientists Find Microplastics Have Big Presence in Coastal Waters


A little over a year ago, McGuire began the Florida Microplastic Awareness Project, a citizen science project that has trained volunteers throughout Florida to gather data about microplastics in coastal waters. So far, volunteers have collected and...
5-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Survey Shows Homeowners Want Incentives to Conserve More Water


Respondents to a UF/IFAS online survey of 3,000 homeowners in Florida, Texas and California said reducing the price of water-efficient equipment would be the most effective strategy. That was followed by more practical information on household water...
30-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF Receives Mosquito Traps for Graduate and Family Housing


While there are no cases of locally transmitted zika virus on the UF campus, Gainesville or Alachua County, Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for UF student affairs, welcomes the mosquito traps as a virus-prevention measure...
28-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Habitat for Humanity, UF/IFAS Extension Program Work Together for New Homeowners


As they prepare to be new homeowners with help from Habitat for Humanity, program candidates learn home maintenance, how to save energy and how to get along better with home occupants through the Homeflow program.
22-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researcher: Neighborly Conversations Can Help with Water Conservation


“You may not notice the ways someone conserves, but they may already be taking action to not waste water by using good irrigation practices, and they may be open to some new ideas if you strike up a conversation about how you save water in the...
21-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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With Halloween Candy, It’s a Matter of Moderation, UF/IFAS Expert Says


As with any sugary food, consuming too much Halloween candy is not good for you, said UF/IFAS associate professor Karla Shelnutt. “I don’t think kids should be eating more than one to two pieces of candy a day.”
26-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Experts Available for 2016 Hurricane Season

31-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Expert Available to Talk About GMO Ruling.

17-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Avocado Tree-Destroying Pathogen Now in 61 of 67 Florida Counties


The only counties not to have reported laurel wilt are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla – all in the Panhandle, said Crane, a faculty member at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida....
4-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

Earth Day Is Coming! UF/IFAS Experts Can Talk About How Trees Help Humans and the Environment.

13-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS experts available to speak on National Nutrition Month®

This year’s theme is ‘Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.’ UF/IFAS experts Linda Bobroff and Karla Shelnutt can talk about many areas in which individuals and families can eat to live healthier lives.
7-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST

UF/IFAS Expert: Fisheries Won’t Meet Need of Exploding Population, but Aquaculture Will

The world’s fisheries are a great source of protein, but even with the best management, they won’t be able to meet the needs of a global population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, a University of Florida Institute of Food and...
7-Mar-2016 8:05 AM EST

UF/IFAS Faculty Experts Can Talk About the Connection Between Mosquitoes and the Zika Virus.

5-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

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