Tag Archive: Celebrating

Celebrating and Attracting Pollinators

Wildflowers near Live Oak, Florida. Image Credit, UF / IFAS Unfortunately, reports from the National Research Council say that the long-term population trends for some North American pollinators are “demonstrably downward”. Ten years ago the U.S. Senate unanimously approved and designated “National Pollinator Week” to help raise awareness.  National Pollinator Week (June 19-25, 2017) is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/celebrating-and-attracting-pollinators/

Celebrating Choctawhatchee Bay – National Estuaries Week

Rocky Bayou Aquatic Preserve – Choctawhatchee Bay, Niceville, Florida – Photo by Laura Tiu September 17-24, 2016 was the nation’s 28th time to celebrate America’s coasts and estuaries during National Estuaries Week.  This week helps us to remember to appreciate the challenges these coastal ecosystems face, along with their beauty and utility. Estuaries, semi-enclosed bodies …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/23/celebrating-choctawhatchee-bay-national-estuaries-week/

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the US Extension Service

4-H Corn Club youth showing a County Extension Agent that he had properly cultivated his corn. 1919. Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36694 Truly amazing things can happen in the span of 100 years.  In this day and age, however, where everything is expected to be “bigger-better-faster,” accomplishments over a 100 year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/11/celebrating-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-us-extension-service/

Celebrating 150 Years of Land Grant Universities on July 2

  In 1901, University of Florida Professor W.E. French, Narcoossee Cattle Research Station, conducted research on solving a dietary deficiency in Florida Cattle known as “Salt Sickness.” In the midst of the Civil War, a key piece of legislation that shaped our great nation was signed into law.  On July 2, 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/29/celebrating-150-years-of-land-grant-universities-on-july-2/