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Two UF/IFAS Experts Chosen for National Program to Help Solve Community Issues

Communities wrestle with all sorts of issues: crime, poverty, housing, recreation. Sometimes experts help them solve their problems. Two, like the UF/IFAS faculty members chosen to attend the Kettering Foundation, will help Extension agents train...
23-Feb-2015 9:35 AM EST

UF/IFAS Extension Working to Help Farmers and Ranchers Keep It All in the Family with AgSave$ Program

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University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Extension program, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Department of Financial Services, are stepping up with the AgSave$ Program, designed...
4-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

UF/IFAS, Others Improving Health of Marine Life and Coastal Economies

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Sea turtles and coral reefs may hold the keys to improving Florida's offshore health and economy. Two UF/IFAS scientists are getting in on the ground floor of a new alliance that aims to improve the health of Tampa Bay's waters.
2-Feb-2015 9:50 AM EST

Fatherly Involvement with Teenage Girls May Lead to Safer Sexual Protection in College

Perhaps father does know best. Female college students who said their fathers were involved in their lives as teens reported engaging in less sex and using contraception more when they do have sex.
26-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

One Fish, Two Fish ─ Camera Counts Freshwater Fish, Which Could Help Combat Hydrilla

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A former UF/IFAS graduate student drains ponds to verify fish counted on video. This leads to findings that can help fisheries managers control the invasive hydrilla.
22-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Bicyclists Willing to Ride Up to 3 Miles to Catch Bus, Train

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Only about 2 percent of commuters in three metro areas - Atlanta, the Twin Cities and Los Angeles - reported pedaling their bicycles to the transit station, suggesting the need for better infrastructure, the UF researcher says.
16-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

UF/IFAS Study: Wheat Yield to Decline as Temperatures Increase

Production of wheat, one of the world's most important food crops, will decline as temperatures increase, a finding made possible by pooling computer models worldwide, in a study led by a UF/IFAS researcher.
14-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Citizen Science Project Abuzz Over Bees, Wasps

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More than 600 people around the world helped UF/IFAS scientists by collecting valid data from nesting habitats they built for bees and wasps. Scientists hail this as another victory for "citizen science."
17-Dec-2014 9:15 AM EST

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Sticking with a Healthy Heart Plan

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Only one in six people successfully stay with a diet and exercise regimen that leads to better health. But because it's American Heart Month, a UF/IFAS expert offers tips on how to eat and exercise for the long term.
6-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective

Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Spiders 101

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Lisa Taylor explains why these fascinating creatures are good to have around.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Preventing and Dealing with a Head-Scratching Problem -- Lice

8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Vacation on a Budget

A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

What is a deductible? How about a co-payment? UF/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains these terms and more.
5-Jun-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Planning Trumps Indecision – Prepare Now for Hurricane Season, Expert Says

27-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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