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UF relationship workshops now available online
The coronavirus crisis has put a strain on many relationships. Couples are stressed — from being cooped up at home, juggling work and childcare, and economic hardships, not to mention the general sense of uncertainty now pervading much of daily life


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Vertical farms could produce hundreds of times more wheat, study finds
What would happen if we grew wheat not on acres of land but in multistory structures that look like office buildings? The answer: yields as much as 600 times greater than those of traditional farming methods, according to a study just published by researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Growing food in stacked layers is called vertical farming


Please Scallop Safely
The 2020 recreational scalloping season is in full swing! Here are some tips and tricks to participate safely. Make a safety plan! Before you leave the dock, make sure someone on land knows where you are going


Florida Master Gardener Volunteers help youth grow up Florida-Friendly
Florida students can now learn the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) -- guidelines that help yards thrive and protect Florida’s waterways -- from a new illustrated book, thanks to UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Volunteers. The book, “Growing Up Florida-Friendly,” was written and illustrated by two Florida Master Gardener Volunteers and designed for grade-school children


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UF/IFAS Extension to assist in FDACS project connecting food-insecure families with Florida-grown produce
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is among the organizations partnering on a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)-led grant project to fight food insecurity in several rural Florida communities


New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale
The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university's top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable. “This institute brings together global engagement with what we call systems thinking – addressing world hunger by researching how every part of the field-to-fork process affects every other