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By Alachua County Extension
Extension Cord is brought to you by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, where we plug in and bring UF/IFAS Extension to life.

Join us as we discuss special topics in Alachua County by speaking with Master Gardener Volunteers, researchers, specialists, and community members contributing wonderful impacts to our community.
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Green Beans, the August Plant of the Month
On this episode of the Alachua County Extension Cord Podcast we discuss how to grow, select, store and prepare Green Beans. Guests: Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary, UF/IFAS Extension Environmental Horticulture agent and Martha Maddox, UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent. Host: Dr. Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent. For more information visit. https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/edibles/vegetables/beans.html https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/edibles/vegetables/pole-beans.html Music by the Walkers: https://www.facebook.com/thewalkersbandgville https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/track/rattling-bones
29:33
August 03, 2022
Peppers, the July Plant of the Month
On this episode of the Alachua County Extension Cord Podcast we discuss how to grow, select, store and prepare peppers. Guests: Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary, UF/IFAS Extension Environmental Horticulture agent and Martha Maddox, UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent. Host: Dr. Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent. For more information visit. https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/edibles/vegetables/peppers.html Music by the Walkers: https://www.facebook.com/thewalkersbandgville https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/track/rattling-bones
29:60
July 06, 2022
Getting to Know the Alachua County Extension Intern
On this episode we get to know our Alachua County Extension intern, Valerie Lantigua, and discover some of the roles and responsibilities of an Extension intern. Guest: Valerie Lantigua Host: Dr. Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent. For more information visit. https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Music by the Walkers: https://www.facebook.com/thewalkersbandgville https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/track/rattling-bones
07:27
June 10, 2022
Seminole Pumpkin, the June Plant of the Month
On this episode of the Alachua County Extension Cord Podcast we discuss how to grow, select, store and prepare Seminole pumpkin.  Guests: Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary, UF/IFAS Extension Environmental Horticulture agent and Martha Maddox, UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent. Host: Dr. Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent.  For more information visit. https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/edibles/vegetables/seminole-pumpkin.html Music by the Walkers: https://www.facebook.com/thewalkersbandgville https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/track/rattling-bones
23:34
May 24, 2022
Watermelon, the May Plant of the Month
On this episode of the Alachua County Extension Cord Podcast we discuss how to grow, select, prepare and cook with watermelon. Host: Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Agronomy and Natural Resources Guests: Cynthia Nazzario-Leary, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Environmental Horticulture Tatiana Sanchez, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Commercial Horticulture Martha Maddox, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Family and Consumer Sciences For more information please visit: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Music by The Walkers: https://www.facebook.com/thewalkersbandgville
39:42
May 04, 2022
Artificial Intelligence Develops a 'Taste' for Florida Sweet Corn.
On this episode Dr. Marcio Resende and Dr. Kevin Korus discuss the role that artificial intelligence plays in agriculture and the selection of better sweetcorn varieties. Dr. Marcio Resende, UF/IFAS Extension, Dept. of Horticulture Dr. Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Extension, Alachua County For more information visit: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ and https://hos.ifas.ufl.edu/people/on-campus-faculty/marcio-resende/ Music by The Walkers: https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/album/the-walkers and https://www.facebook.com/thewalkersbandgville
24:46
April 20, 2022
Tomatillo, the April Plant of the Month
On this episode of the Alachua County Extension Cord Podcast we discuss how to grow, select and prepare tomatillos. Host: Dr. Kevin Korus, UF/IFAS Extension, Alachua County Guests: Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary and Martha Maddox, UF/IFAS Extension, Alachua County Music By The Walkers: https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/album/the-walkers and https://www.facebook.com/thewalkersbandgville
17:39
April 07, 2022
Tomato, the March Plant of the Month.
On this episode we discuss how to grow, select and prepare tomatoes.  Host: Dr. Kevin Korus Guests: Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary and Martha Maddox For more information visit: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Music by The Walkers: https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/album/the-walkers  or  https://www.facebook.com/thewalkersbandgville
25:10
March 21, 2022
The Alachua County 4-H Youth Fair
Learn about all of the exciting activities at the upcoming Alachua County 4-H Youth Fair & Livestock Show and how to get your children or grandchildren enrolled for next year. Guests: Dr. Cindy Sanders (Alachua County Extension Director) and Mary Lee Sale (Alachua County Extension 4-H Agent). Host: Dr. Kevin Korus, Alachua County Extension, Ag & Natural Resources. For more information visit: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Music by The Walkers: https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/album/the-walkers
12:20
February 23, 2022
Potato, the Plant of the Month for February.
Learn how to grow, store and prepare potatoes from UF/IFAS Extension experts on this episode of the Alachua County Extension Cord. Guests: Dr. Cynthia Nazzario-Leary and Martha Maddox. For more information visit http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Music by The Walkers: https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/album/the-walkers
21:19
February 23, 2022
UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program, Meet the New Team
On this episode we are joined by the Alachua County Extension Food and Consumer Sciences agent, Martha Maddox and Ebony Griffin from the UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program.  Ebony introduces her new team and all of the programing that they intend to offer in 2022 and beyond. UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program: https://familynutritionprogram.org/ Alachua County Extension: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Music by The Walkers: https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/album/the-walkers
13:39
January 28, 2022
January Plant of the Month, Broccoli
On this episode of the Alachua County Extension Cord Podcast we discuss broccoli, the plant of the month for January.  We are joined by Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary and Martha Maddox to discuss proper growth techniques and cooking preparation for this wonderful plant.   Alachua County Extension: http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Intro and outro music provided by The Walkers: https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/album/the-walkers
18:27
January 27, 2022
New Faces & New Places
The Alachua County Extension Cord Podcast is back!  Join us this month for a discussion of what's new in 2022.  Each Extension Agent shares their role in the County and how they plan to use the new facilities to deliver top notch educational programing to the people of Alachua County and beyond. Resources: Alachua County Extension Office Website http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Music by... The Walkers, an original Rock and Roll band from Gainesville Florida. https://the-walkers.bandcamp.com/album/the-walkers
29:46
January 14, 2022
Debunking Agricultural Myths w/ Farm Babe
Join us this month as county extension agents speak with Michelle Miller, who is better known as Farm Babe, as they discuss common agricultural myths. Farm Babe is a social media influencer who uses her platform to educate the public regarding agriculture and science. *Editor's Note* FDA approved a bST product in 1993 with the brand name “Posilac™” (sometribove zinc suspension) after determining that its use would be safe and effective. Posilac™ is approved for over-the-counter use in dairy cows starting at around 2 months after the cow has a calf until the end of the lactation period. Farm Babe, Facebook YouTube: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: Online Directory Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
30:14
August 20, 2021
Sustainable Landscape Design w/ Dr. Gail Hansen
Creating the future sustainable landscape of Florida starts with good design. Sustainable landscape design creates aesthetically pleasing landscapes but also addresses social well-being, physical well-being, and general connection to nature. Join us today as we talk with one of my favorite people - Dr. Gail Hansen. Dr. Hansen is the statewide extension specialist in sustainable landscape design. During our discussion today, you'll learn about her research and the role of sustainable landscape design in Florida.  YouTube: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: Online Directory Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
56:07
July 09, 2021
The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program
The Master Gardener Volunteer program started in Olympia, Washington. But did you know Florida's Master Gardener Volunteer Program originated from a conversation on a riverboat in Louisiana? Join us this month as we speak with Wendy Wilber, the statewide coordinator for Florida's Master Gardener Volunteer Program. During our time together we discussed the mission and vision of the statewide volunteer program. We also spent time highlighting the program's tremendous value to all Floridians. To learn more information about the statewide program click here. If you're interested in learning more about your county program or becoming a volunteer, reach out to your county coordinator. YouTube: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: Online Directory Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
40:24
June 11, 2021
Watermelons: The Summertime Nostalgia w/ Dr. Tatiana Sanchez
It's that time of year! If you look closely, you'll notice towards the end of the month school buses and trucks filled with watermelon driving through the county, on their way to market. Watermelons are a major agricultural commodity in Florida and Alachua County. Tune in with us as we speak with Dr. Tatiana Sanchez the commercial horticulture agent with UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County. She works with many of our watermelon growers throughout the region and talks about the dedication from the growers and workers to get watermelons to market. Also - you'll get to learn about the most important tool for sap testing...a garlic press. YouTube: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: Online Directory Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
44:27
May 14, 2021
Backyard Citrus w/ Dr. Juanita Popenoe.
When someone thinks about Florida they think of citrus. Citrus is one of Florida's largest industries. One of the biggest concerns we have is Citrus Greening, but the groundbreaking research and new understandings had changed our perspective. Thanks to science, we now know that the citrus industry is here to stay. Join us on this podcast episode as we speak with retired UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Dr. Juanita Popenoe, to learn about citrus, citrus management, and the history of Florida's citrus industry. YouTube: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: Online Directory Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
55:00
April 12, 2021
Therapeutic Horticulture: Helping People Live Better Lives
Wilmot Gardens is a small, but vibrant corner on the University of Florida's campus that is filled with a booming collection of colorful camellias. Within the garden's greenhouse, there are thousands of newly propagated plants with a giant banner overhead that states, "Therapeutic Horticulture: Helping People Live Better Lives." Join us on this episode of Extension Cord as we discuss the research and therapeutic horticulture programs happening in the heart of UF's campus at Wilmot Botanical Gardens. Wilmot Botanical Gardens Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: Online Directory Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
50:31
March 12, 2021
Community Partner Update: Working Food - #Itsawholething
UF/IFAS Extension works with many community partners. One of these partners, Working Food, which is a local non-profit in Alachua County that works with the community to raise awareness of our food systems and food security. Join us as we talk with Melissa DeSa, Working Food's Community Programs Director and "Seed"EO. Working Food If you would like to reach out to any of the agents at UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402 Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
45:21
February 08, 2021
The Upper Hand Against Plant Pathogens w/ Dr. Kevin Korus
Have you ever been concerned about plant pathogens or dealt with plant pathogens?  Join us this month as we speak with Dr. Kevin Korus with UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County all about plant pathogens and learn about the resources from UF/IFAS Extension. His background in plant pathology and experiences in the field gives a great perspective regarding how we can prepare ourselves to deal with plant pathogens we may experience. Resources UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostics Center UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Alachua County's Florida-Friendly Landscaping Home Page Be on the Lookout for Bacterial Leaf Streak If you would like to reach out to any of the agents at UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402 Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music) Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
47:00
January 08, 2021
The Pollinator Highway w/ Dr. Jaret Daniels
Join Dr. Taylor Clem as he speaks with his guest speak Dr. Jaret Daniels. He is a Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida and Curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. During our discussion, we'll talk about Dr. Jaret's research and the important role of pollinators.   Resources:   McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity  Attracting Bees to Your Florida Landscape Butterfly Gardening in Florida If you would like to reach out to any of the agents at UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402   Follow us on your favorite podcast platform!!! Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music)  Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music.  Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg  Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd  http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube  http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd  http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h  http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG  http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
51:13
December 11, 2020
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program is Florida's nine-principle program that emphasizes landscape best-management practices for the promotion and protection of Florida's vital natural resources. Join Dr. Taylor Clem, Claire Lewis, and Tom Wichman as they discuss the FFL program, its impacts, and the future of the FFL program.   Resources:  The Florida Friendly Landscaping Program Webpage: https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/    The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Handbook: https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/materials/FYN_Handbook_2015_web.pdf The FFL Plant Selection Guide: https://ffl.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/FYN_Plant_Selection_Guide_2015.pdf    If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402   Song: LiQWYD - Summer Nights (Vlog No Copyright Music)  Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music.  Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q1bBAEhDBBg  Music by LiQWYD: http://www.soundcloud.com/liqwyd  http://www.bit.ly/liqwyd-youtube  http://www.instagram.com/liqwyd  http://www.spoti.fi/2RPd66h  http://www.apple.co/2TZtpeG  http://www.patreon.com/LiQWYD
01:10:11
November 13, 2020
Florida's Water
Florida's water resources are vital for Florida's environmental and economic future. Many programs related to Extension are directly linked to improving and protecting Florida's water resources. Join us in this new episode of Extension Cord as we meet with Stacie Greco, the Water Resources Program Manager with Alachua County's Department of Environmental Protection Department, as we discuss Florida's water resources. Watch a recording of this podcast and other  YouTube channel RESOURCES Florida's Water Resources Alachua County's Water Resources Page Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: Online Directory Music Credit:  Summer Night by LiQWYD
47:44
October 09, 2020
Hunker Down: Hurricane Prepardness
Not only are we in the midst of a pandemic but we need to start preparing for the 2020 hurricane season, which is predicted to be above average this year. Please join us as UF/IFAS Extension Agents, Taylor Clem, Martha Maddox, and Amanda Pittman discuss hurricane preparedness in your home. Topics will include safety, important documents, animals, and landscapes. Watch a recording of the podcast and webinar on our YouTube channel RESOURCES CDC Complete Care Plan Form:   https://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/... UF/IFAS EDIS Documents on Preparing for a Hurricane: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_hurri... Safe Handling of Food and Water in a Hurricane or Related Disaster: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FS... Preparing and Storing an Emergency Safe Drinking Water Supply: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/SS... Hurricanes and the Resilient Landscape:  https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/treesandhur... Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: https://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/search... Music Credit:  Summer Night by LiQWYD
41:38
September 11, 2020
The Waters of the Nature Coast w/ Dr. Savanna Barry
Florida's water resources are all linked together. The streams, creeks, and springs converge and influence our coastal ecosystems. Join us as we speak with Dr. Savanna Barry with the UF/IFAS Extension's Nature Coast Biological Station in Ceder Key, Florida to learn about different research and the important role of salt and freshwater play for a healthy coastal ecosystem!   Additional Resources Nature Coast Biological Station: https://ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu/  Nature Coast Biological Station Blog: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/ncbs/  Horseshoe Crab Project:  https://ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/florida-horseshoe-crab-watch/  Lone Cabbage Reef: https://wec.ifas.ufl.edu/oysterproject/   Follow Us Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners   If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: https://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/search...   Music Credit:  Summer Night by LiQWYD
41:55
August 14, 2020
The Mixed-Up Lawn
Let's mix it up a bit and think about our lawns. When we think about lawns, we think of turfgrass, which is the largest irrigated crop in the United States. But our lawns can be so much more! Lawns can offer greater plant diversity that can support different pollinators and serve a greater ecological function. So let's mix it up a bit and think about fun new ways we can think about our lawns. Join Dr. Taylor Clem as he speaks with Dr. Basil Iannone and UF/IFAS Extension Lake County's Brooke Moffis about their study on multi-species lawn alternatives.  More Information: Dr. Iannone's Lab Page  UF/IFAS Extension Lake County The Discovery Gardens Follow Us: YouTube: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: https://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/searchdir?pageID=7&UnitCode=A11&Display=Standard&m=0 Music Credit: Summer Night by LiQWYD
49:59
July 10, 2020
One Drop at a Time
Water is incredibly important to all Floridians and the environment. Join extension agents Taylor Clem and Tatiana Sanchez as they speak with Alachua County Environmental Protection Department's Hollie Greer as they discuss water issues, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program, and the county's Turf SWAP Rebate program!  Resources: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program My Yard, Our Water: Turf SWAP Program Page Follow Us: YouTube: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: https://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/searchdir?pageID=7&UnitCode=A11&Display=Standard&m=0 Music Credit: Summer Night by LiQWYD
32:27
June 12, 2020
Summer Vegetable Gardening w/ Master Gardener Scott
Alachua County's hot and humid summers may make vegetable gardening seem like an impossible task. Join Dr. Taylor Clem and Master Gardener Volunteer Scott Schuppie as they socially-distance themselves and discuss summer vegetable gardening. Topics include plant selection, green manures, nematode management, and a couple of other topics.  Resources: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide  Introduction to Soil Solarization Cover Crops and Green Manure for Your Garden Follow Us: YouTube: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Facebook: UF IFAS Extension Alachua County Master Gardeners If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: https://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/searchdir?pageID=7&UnitCode=A11&Display=Standard&m=0 Music Credit: Summer Night by LiQWYD
34:43
May 15, 2020
Florida's Best Kept Secret, Part II
UF/IFAS Extension is sometimes referred to as Florida's best-kept secret. Although we don't want to be a secret, our programs benefit every Floridian. Join us on this podcast episode as we meet UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County's different extension agents. In Part II of the episode, we speak with Dr. Kevin Korus and Dr. Tatiana Sanchez. Kevin is the county's Agriculture and Natural Resources agent and Tatiana is the Commercial Horticulture Agent. UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Agriculture and Natural Resources: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/agriculture--natural-resources/ Commercial Horticulture: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/commercial-horticulture/ If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: https://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/searchdir?pageID=7&UnitCode=A11&Display=Standard&m=0 Music Credit: Summer Night by LiQWYD
28:44
April 15, 2020
Florida's Best Kept Secret, Part I
UF/IFAS Extension is sometimes referred to as Florida's best-kept secret. Although we don't want to be a secret, our programs benefit every Floridian. Join us on this podcast episode as we meet UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County's different extension agents. In Part I of the episode we speak with Dr. Cindy Sanders the county's extension director and livestock agent. We also speak with Martha Maddox, the county' Family and Consumer Science Agent and our wonderful 4-H Team, Amanda Pittman and Mary Lee Sale. UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ Livestock: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/livestock/ Family & Consumer Sciences: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/family--consumer-sciences/ 4-H: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/4-h/ If you would like to reach out to any of the agents, feel free to send them an email or call our county extension office at (352)955-2402: https://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/searchdir?pageID=7&UnitCode=A11&Display=Standard&m=0 Music Credit: Summer Night by LiQWYD
28:05
April 15, 2020
Food Safety w/ Martha Maddox
During a time of heightened anxiety related to COVID-19, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County's Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Martha Maddox called into to Extension Cord to discuss food safety. As we visit the grocery store and practice social distancing, Martha wants us to be prepared and knowledgable as we select, store, and prepare our food.  We're all in this together, but if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County. If you would like to reach out to Martha Maddox with any questions about food safety, you may email her at mmaddox@ufl.edu. Music Credit: Summer Night by LiQWYD
27:04
March 31, 2020
Extension Cord Preview
Join me, Dr. Taylor Clem and other extension agents with UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, as we discuss special topics by speaking with Master Gardener Volunteers, researchers, specialists, and community members who are contributing wonderful impacts to our community. Whether you are interested in horticulture, agriculture, water, or food, plug into our monthly podcast to discover new ideas, new discoveries, and new solutions for your life. Remember to follow our podcast on your favorite platform to receive notification of our inaugural episode on April 18th. In the meantime, reach out to UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County for any questions, tips, or support. So remember to tune-in and plug-in with what’s happening in Alachua County, this is Extension Cord. Music Credit: Summer Night by LiQWYD
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March 24, 2020