Using Social Media to Engage Communities with Research: Creating a Community through Best Practices

Creating a community is the way you establish and ultimately present yourself through social media, combining marketing strategy, content production, and community engagement. The objective of this new 5-page publication of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is to guide people through the preliminary stages of online community building to engage with a community about science. This document is part of a multipart series on social media titled Using Social Media to Engage Communities with Research. Written by Tyus D. Williams, Kathryn A. Stofer, Lisa Lundgren, and Kirsten Hecht.
Released On: 01-13-2022

Fingered Citron—A Fragrant, Ornamental Citrus Tree for Florida

The purpose of this new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department is to introduce fingered citron to county Extension faculty, students interested in crop production, growers, certified crop advisors, crop consultants, consumers, environmentalists, and policy makers in the agricultural sector for better production, consumption, and environmental sustainability. Written by Yuheng Qiu, Mary Dixon, Jonathan Denison, Fernando Alferez, and Guodong Liu.
Released On: 01-13-2022

Making Learning Fun

Released On: 01-12-2022

Social Norms for Behavior Change: A Synopsis

The purpose of this document is to discuss some of the important distinctions and definitions associated with social norms, so Extension professionals and other types of nonformal education practitioners can improve the efficacy of their behavior change interventions. This new 5-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication may be considered an advanced resource for those who are already familiar with basic principles of social norms. Written by Laura A. Warner, Megan S. Cantrell, and John M. Diaz.
Released On: 01-12-2022

Citrus Diseases Exotic to Florida: Citrus Tristeza Virus–Stem Pitting (CTV-SP)

This document is one in a series designed to provide important information on the causal agent, symptoms, and transmission of exotic citrus diseases. This information can be used as an educational tool to raise awareness about these diseases and for scouting and identification efforts. Disseminating information about the diseases to the citrus industry may prevent their introduction and spread in Florida. This document will focus on the exotic viral disease caused by isolates of citrus tristeza virus–stem pitting (CTV-SP). Major revision by Amit Levy, Ozgur Batuman, Peggy Sieburth, Ajia M. Paolillo, Kuang-Ren Chung, and Ronald H. Brlansky; published by the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center; 5 pp.
Released On: 01-11-2022