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"The UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) develops leaders, educators and communicators to meet the challenges society is facing in the agriculture and natural resource industries." --- About AEC

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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Cooperating Teachers’ Best Practices for Mentoring #1: Supporting Cooperating Teachers

Critical Issue: Youth

This initial article in the Best Practices for Mentoring series provides SBAE cooperating teachers with a basic understanding of their role as cooperating teachers and mentors, as well as introduces the three major areas of focus for these best practices. Written by Heather R. Nesbitt and Debra M. Barry, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication; 4 pp.
Released On: 09-15-2022

Cooperating Teachers’ Best Practices for Mentoring #2: Social Support

Critical Issue: Youth

Social support is most often considered the care of the student teacher’s problems. This publication will break down the major areas of social support and provide real-world examples of how to implement them during the internship. Written by Heather R. Nesbitt and Debra M. Barry, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication; 3 pp.
Released On: 09-15-2022

A 2021 Snapshot of Citizens’ Awareness and Understanding of Florida’s Irrigation Restrictions

Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

A new 5-page UF/IFAS numbered publication of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. The information presented here is intended to inform water management district personnel, utility staff, public employees, and other educators and communicators who are charged with developing policies, promoting water use efficiency, and enforcing irrigation restrictions as a water conservation tool. Written by Laura A. Warner, Michael D. Dukes, Nicholas Taylor, Deirdre Irwin, and James Harmon.
Released On: 06-28-2022

Selling Safely: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small, Rural Ag Businesses

Critical Issue: Families and Communities

Cyberattacks are a continued and growing threat for all businesses. Small businesses, like agricultural and rural businesses, should not think they are immune to this threat: obscurity is not security. This new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication includes some cybersecurity best practices and links to resources for further education. Written by Lauri M. Baker, Cheryl R. Boyer, and Russell Boyer.
Released On: 05-08-2022

Streaming Science #2: Using Webcast Electronic Field Trips for Engagement with Your Target Audience

Critical Issue: Families and Communities

This is the second publication in the Streaming Science EDIS series focused on how to use mobile hardware and software for engagement with your target audience. This new 6-page article focuses on how to use mobile hardware and cloud-based software for streaming live webcast electronic field trips (EFTs). Streaming Science utilizes EFTs to connect university scientists and Extension professionals across a variety of subject matter areas and contexts with PK–12 students around the world. Written by Jamie Loizzo, Peyton Beattie, and Kevin Kent, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.
Released On: 04-18-2022