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Voices of UF/IFAS: Rachel Mallinger
Name: Rachel Mallinger Position: Assistant Professor of Entomology Hometown: Paul, MN Years with UF/IFAS: 5 Describe your role at UF/IFAS: I have a 60% research, 25% extension, and 15% teaching appointment. My programs focus on pollination ecology and pollinator conservation
Youth Benefit from Spending Time Angling
Youth and their families can reap the many benefits of fishing. It’s important to remember that an afternoon of fishing does not necessarily require expensive boats or top of the line equipment
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
Guest Blog: My Tangle with the Delta Variant of COVID-19
As the Zoonotic Diseases Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, I am required to remain abreast of emerging zoonotic diseases worldwide. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus responsible for causing COVID-19, happens to be one of those diseases
There is No WiFi in the Woods, But a Better Connection
The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors. Youth need time to reconnect with nature
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
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?.