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Eight Months Later, Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines. Fresh in the minds of many this year, though, is Hurricane Michael, which struck the Panhandle with category 5 strength eight months ago and left many in recovery mode. This includes faculty and staff from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Growing up With a Friend May Improve a Dairy Cow’s Lifelong Welfare

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- If young dairy calves live together, they develop better social skills and may eventually produce more milk as a cow, a University of Florida scientist says. Just like humans, dairy cows need to adapt to changing environments as they develop. That includes moving among social groups, changing housing arrangements and entering the milking parlor, said Emily Miller-Cushon, an assistant professor of animal sciences at the UF

Study Aims to Use Orange Peels for Something Useful: Better Heart Health

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- You’ve heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now orange peels may improve your heart health. Yu Wang, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, part of the USDA. With the award, Wang plans to lead a research team to ensure extracts from orange peels

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