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2024 Pensacola Bay Health Advisory 2nd Quarter Report

Since my taking the position with Florida Sea Grant in Escambia County, health advisories have been a concern with many in the community.  Health advisories are issued for bodies of water where fecal bacteria levels are high enough to be a health concern for the public.  Monitoring for such is conducted by several agencies and we follow the Department of Health (DOH).  DOH samples for what we call proxy bacteria in the water.  These are fecal Read More


Growing Together Symposium returns for its second annual event

Growing Together! Central Florida Partners for Agriculture Symposium, an event to connect the Central Florida agricultural community to allied agencies, returns for its second annual event. This year hosted in the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s auditorium (2725 S. Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703), the symposium will be held Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Growing Together Symposium invites Central Florida growers and producers to Read More

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Your Local UF/IFAS Extension County Office

Our Extension agents are here to help. UF/IFAS has Extension offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties as well as 12 Research and Education Centers (RECs), Research and Demonstration Sites (RDSs), and several other offices are located throughout the state. More...

The UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education

The PIE Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine how people think about, form and act on opinions regarding complex agricultural and natural resources issues, enabling the public and policymakers to make informed decisions to preserve Florida's agricultural and natural resources assets. More...

UF Water Institute

The UF Water Institute brings together teams of leading researchers, educators, and students to address complex water issues through innovative interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach to develop fundamental science, technologies, and policy alternatives for emerging ecological, agricultural and water supply issues. More...

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology (CLCE)

The CLCE promotes the protection and preservation of Florida's natural resources and quality of life through responsible management of horticultural landscaping and turfgrass. The interdisciplinary center has faculty throughout the state advancing research, Extension, and education efforts in multiple fields. More...

Florida Climate Institute

The Florida Climate Institute is a multi-disciplinary network of universities in Florida working together and with external partners in the public and private sectors to achieve a better understanding of climate variability and change, impacts, and societal response. More...