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Vero Beach 4-H youth wins dairy calf to raise, promotes sustainability message
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. – At 14, Joseph Semprevivo can tell you a lot about self-sustainability
Fall Colors and Flavors
When you hear the word "Fall"….What is the first color that comes to mind? What food? “Orange and pumpkins?” “Red and apples? Think of all fruits and vegetables orange and red - apples, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut squash, red peppers, and of course, pumpkins! While these colors may represent the season of fall, the red and orange colors are so much more than just the hue of the fruits and vegetables
What's Going on in Florida
COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your
The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor
September is National Food Safety Education Month
Think you know food safety? Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans (or about 48 million people) get sick every year from food eating contaminated food, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Or, that 128,000 of those individuals requires hospitalization, and that some 3,000 die? September has been designated as National Food Safety Education Month?.
Pan-European Commission on One Health
This month the Pan-European Commission on Health and Development sponsored by the World Health organization – Europe has released the results of a year-long research project on how to rethink health and sustainable development after the pandemic. The report, titled “Drawing light from the pandemic – A new strategy for health and sustainable development”, starts from the concept of One Health and pushes it forward to include
How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs
Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success. Here's how to do it
Confirmation Bias: Comfortable and Dangerous
Confirmation bias is the human tendency to seek out and retain information that matches our existing beliefs. This type of bias allows us to streamline decision making