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Celebrate 500 years of cattle in Florida by eating beef for the holidays
The holiday season is rapidly approaching. As Florida marks 500 years of cattle ranching this year, what better way to say thanks to the industry and celebrate this milestone than eating beef for the holidays? Incorporating beef products into any meal packs in essential nutrients and protein your body needs
Grocery Shopping for Your Health: The fish counter
In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we zeroed in on meats and deli products. This time, we're off to the fish case/counter
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
NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University
Benefits of Physical Activity and COVID-19 Prevention
If the COVID-19 pandemic has brought anything to our lives, it may very well be the opportunity for self-care, stress management and more physical activity. Sadly, for many, it has become a time of stress, weight gain, depression, and decreased activity
Celebrating Florida Master Naturalist program in Taylor County
The 20th Anniversary celebration of UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) marks an exciting milestone in the history of a program that has been copied throughout the nation. The 20th Anniversary Festival is a time to reflect upon what the program has meant to each of us, to join like-minded people, and to contribute in any way possible to the perpetuity of this UF/IFAS gem
Giving Thanks for Trees
Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee How many trees are there in the City of St. Petersburg? No, this isn’t a trick question or a game like how many marbles in the jar
Why Buy Local?
Did you know that more than 90% of American farms are considered small farms? This means that a very large percentage of farms in the US make less than $250,000, and most are family owned (Small and Family Farms, n.d