Connecting Florida specialty crops & K-12 schools

PIE Center researchers interviewed Florida producers, schoolteachers, school foodservice directors, distributors, extension agents, and regional Farm to School coordinators to identify their experiences with the Farm to School program.

What does the public think about Florida's water?

The groundwater that Florida so heavily depends upon is being depleted due to high population growth, urban development and the agricultural needs of the state. As one of Florida’s most contentious issues, water conflict is difficult to avoid. The PIE Center revisited the topic for the third year, asking voting-age Floridians about their attitudes, behaviors and experiences with water conservation, quality and quantity.

Calling all shutterbugs!

Enter the third-annual PIE Center photo contest for the chance to win a $100 gift card to Amazon. We want you to capture a moment, landscape, product or service that represents the agricultural systems and ecosystems in which they live or work.

UF Critical Thinking Inventory

The UF Critical Thinking Inventory measures critical thinking style on a continuum that ranges between engaging and seeking information. By understanding how different people think critically about an issue, you can put your team members in a position to succeed by grouping people together in the most effective way.

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April 16—DWH Oil Spill: Five years later—Community Resilience and Preparedness

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill resulted in a loss of eleven lives and substantial environmental and economic losses for residents along the Gulf Coast region. As the fifth anniversary approaches on April 20, 2015, many communities continue to feel the aftermaths of the spill....
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