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Extension Cord

By Taylor Clem
Extension Cord is brought to you by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Alachua County, where we plug-in and bring 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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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 9, 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
41:37
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
41:54
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
49:58
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
34:42
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
01:50
March 24, 2020