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Cooperative Extension Division 2010 Annual Update October 19, 2010 Orange County/University of Florida IFAS Extension Center.

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1 Cooperative Extension Division 2010 Annual Update October 19, 2010 Orange County/University of Florida IFAS Extension Center

2 PREAMBLE History Major Program Areas Highlights PRESENTATION OUTLINE

3 PREAMBLE History Major Program Areas Highlights PRESENTATION OUTLINE

4 Background Cooperative Extension Service Morrill Act 1862 – Established the land grant university system: University of Florida and Florida A&M University Hatch Act 1887 – Established Agricultural Research Stations: Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, Apopka Smith Lever Act 1914 – Established Cooperative Extension Service: Orange County Extension HISTORY

5 Extension Partners 2010 Orange County BCC $1,148,460 University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences $1,008,921 United States Department of Agriculture – FNP Grant $305,339 HISTORY

6 PREAMBLE History Major Program Areas Highlights PRESENTATION OUTLINE

7 Agriculture / Horticulture/ Natural Resources Family and Consumer Sciences 4-H Youth Development Orange County Extension has access to hundreds of UF specialists to help address local needs MAJOR PROGRAM AREAS

8 Agriculture / Horticulture/ Natural Resources Family and Consumer Sciences 4-H Youth Development Orange County Extension has access to hundreds of UF specialists to help address local needs MAJOR PROGRAM AREAS

9 901 farms on 146,637 acres 8,220 Jobs Overall economic impact of $472 Million Dollars Agriculture Urbanization Agriculture/Horticulture Natural Resources Enhancing the Sustainability of Agriculture in Orange County

10 Agriculture/Horticulture Natural Resources It ranks 2 nd among Florida counties in sales of nursery and greenhouse crops Ag & natural lands conserve open space for flood control, water filtration & aquifer recharge – OCG Goals Orange County ranks 8 th out of 67 Florida counties in annual sales of Ag products

11 Commercial Horticulture Services Agriculture/Horticulture Natural Resources Master Gardener Program -102 Registered MG Volunteers in Orange County! Residential & Urban Horticulture

12 Community Gardens / Streetscape Program Florida Friendly Landscaping Residential & Urban Horticulture

13 Agriculture/Horticulture Natural Resources Protection of water quality, improve urban aesthetic quality/maintain the residential character of neighborhoods - OCG Goals Residential & Urban Horticulture

14 Agriculture / Horticulture/ Natural Resources Family and Consumer Sciences 4-H Youth Development Orange County Extension has access to hundreds of UF specialists to help address local needs MAJOR PROGRAM AREAS

15 Health, Nutrition, & Food Safety ServSafe Food Manager Certification Food Preservation & Food Safety in the Home Healthy Choices from Birth through Adult Disease Prevention Programs Family & Consumer Sciences

16 Nutrition Education for Low Income Audiences FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM (FNP) Grant funded through USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) (Formerly Food Stamp Program) Targets: Youth Families with children Seniors EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (EFNEP) Targets: Households with young children Family & Consumer Sciences

17 Housing & Home Environment Ownership & Maintenance Indoor Air Quality Home Energy Conservation –Green Homes Personal Financial Well-Being Budgeting Debt Management Home Purchasing & Foreclosure Prevention (HUD Approved) Sustainable Housing & Economic Security Family & Consumer Sciences

18 Sustainable Families & Leadership Healthy Family Relationships (Union Park NCF) Stress Management Home & Community Education Volunteers (HCE) 71 volunteers donating hours valued at $16,580 Leadership Development Community Service & Outreach Donated 5300 handcrafted items valued at $12,000 Teach Monthly Programs Family & Consumer Sciences

19 Promote healthy communities & more sustainable families / safe, sanitary & affordable housing – OCG Goals Family & Consumer Sciences

20 Agriculture / Horticulture/ Natural Resources Family and Consumer Sciences 4-H Youth Development Orange County Extension has access to hundreds of UF specialists to help address local needs MAJOR PROGRAM AREAS

21 The Purpose of 4-H is to teach youth the skills necessary to become productive and successful adults 4-H is the largest youth organization in the world Learn by Doing 4-H Youth Development

22 Volunteer-led programs Safe and secure environment for Positive Youth Development (PYD) 210 Registered volunteers – 24 Clubs

23 Career Building 4-H Club Specialization Livestock Cooking & Sewing Robotics Healthy Lifestyles Public Speaking Archery / Shooting Sports 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking & other school enrichment programs 4-H Youth Development

24 Research has shown that 4-H youth are 1.6 times more likely to attend college Recent Money Management Day Camp attendees showed a 25% increase in financial literacy after 15 hours of instruction 4-H Youth Development

25 Provide community support for the development and growth of all children – OCG Goals 4-H Youth Development

26 PREAMBLE History Major Program Areas Highlights PRESENTATION OUTLINE

27 Orange County Extension Educational & Clientele Contacts 1,391 educational events attended by 35,717 adults and youth 12,241 questions answered by phone 5,520 office visitors helped 2,021,914 television, newspaper, radio website & magazine contacts per month Highlights

28 479 Registered Volunteers/24,493 hours $435,486 Service to Orange County* Master Gardeners H Program Adult Volunteers FCS Home & Community Educators Citizen Advisory Committees – 96 *Based on $17.78 per hour for Florida Highlights Orange County Extension Volunteer Commitments

29 Environmental Education Award - (National Team Winners) Orange County Extension Awards Search for Excellence in Crop Production (Southeast Regional Winner) Bayer Communication Award - (National Winner)

30 Orange County / University of Florida IFAS Extension Education Center SolutionsForYourLife.com

31 Cooperative Extension Division 2010 Annual Update October 19, 2010 Orange County/University of Florida IFAS Extension Center


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