Youth Become Veterinarians in Training at New Summer Camp

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many kids dream of becoming veterinarians and helping animals. This June, a few lucky middle and high school students will see what it’s really like to be a vet. During weeklong 4-H Veterinary Science day camp, youth will shadow veterinarians as they care for patients big and small. Participants will also practice basic medical skills, such as reading medication labels, listening to a heartbeat with a stethoscope and

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Plenty of Non-Perishable Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- There’s nothing like trying to eat when the refrigerator and kitchen lights don’t work. That’s what some will face this hurricane season. University of Florida experts urge everyone to stock up on non-perishable food so you’ll have plenty to eat if the power goes out. Electrical outages and contaminated water are just two reasons to buy plenty of canned and pre-packaged food, says Keith Schneider, a professor of

Hurricane Prep: What to Put in Your ‘Go Bag’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Hurricane season starts June 1, but it’s clear and sunny outside. You may not want to think about evacuating amid a deadly storm, but you should be prepared, says a faculty member with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “With tax-free shopping from June 1 to 7 for hurricane preparation, this is the perfect time to get your ‘go bag’ together,” said Natasha Parks, a family and

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