Oceans, rivers, lakes, wetlands—Florida wouldn’t be Florida without water. See what UF/IFAS Extension is doing to conserve and protect this important resource.
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Shiny-leaf Wild Coffee Brings Life to Troublesome Shady Spots With the botanical name Psychotria nervosa you ask, “why put this plant in my yard?” The name translates “life” and “sinewy,” describing red berries that birds and small mammals eat and green shiny leaves with pronounced veins. Wild coffee is a partial shade and full shade loving evergreen shrub that brings life to your yard
Cattle Ranches Benefit All of Us Cattle grazing land in Florida helps your life in ways you may not be aware.
For example, livestock help reduce food waste in many ways
Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) In a recent in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)
Have YOU taken the pledge? Suppose you have ventured to coastal boat ramps in Hernando and Citrus counties this summer. In that case, you may have been asked by UF/IFAS Extension employees to be seagrass safe
A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters
Summertime Scalloping is Here! It was finally the season we had all been waiting for.
Time to grab our snorkeling gear and head out the door!
With a handful of snacks and a cooler full of ice,
our fingers are crossed the weather goddess plays nice