-We are an off-campus branch of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). -We provide scientific and problem solving information to DeSoto County residents. -We offer educational programs in agriculture, 4-H youth development and family nutrition.
2150 NE Roan Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
UF/IFAS termite scientists confirm first spread of Asian Subterranean termites in Tampa
For the first time, a tropical invasive termite species was found beyond its expected range in Florida. A team of termite scientists at the University of Florida has confirmed heightened invasive subterranean termite activity in Tampa, indicating these termites are spreading across the state
Master Gardener Volunteer Program turns 50
“As long as there have been gardeners there have been gardeners sharing their knowledge with each other,” as stated by Wendy Wilber State Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator with UF/IFAS Extension. Wendy and I share the successes and history of the Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) organization in today’s article
National Ag Day: Growing a Climate for Tomorrow
March 21st is National Agriculture Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the men and women who produce our food, fuel and fiber. Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the theme for this year’s Ag Day is “Growing a Climate for Tomorrow”
Sustainable Development Goals And One Health: SDG 17
In the context of One Health, SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals) is particularly important because it acknowledges the interconnectedness of health issues and the need for a holistic, collaborative approach to addressing them. One Health, a concept that recognizes the interconnectedness of human,
March 22 is World Water Day!
March 22, 2023 is observed around the world as World Water Day! Yesterday, the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners showed its dedication to protecting and enhancing our water resources by proclaiming March 22, 2023 to be World Water Day in Sarasota County. UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County was joined by Sarasota County Public Utilities,
Pause For A Bit of Positive Financial News
With all the negative news we’ve heard lately about looming recessions and bank failures, it can be unnerving. So let’s all just pause for a bit of positive financial news
Happy Birthday! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program Turns 50!
This year, the Master Gardener Volunteer program celebrates its fiftieth year. Programs across the United States (and beyond) are recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments the program has made in so many communities