Contact Organization for Caregivers (FCS2258/FY870)

As an older adult or caregiver for an older adult, you may need to contact multiple agencies and offices if you are seeking medical care. It helps to be organized when you contact these agencies so you know what questions to ask and have somewhere to write down the answers. This worksheet provides a contact form that will help you keep track of your conversations. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Martie Gillen and Carolyn S. Wilken, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy870

Ethical Issues in Building and Maintaining Coalitions: A 10-Step Decision-Making Model for Choosing between Right and Right (FCS9203/FY664)

Coalitions form in communities to address complex issues and to take advantage of the resources and expertise of diverse people and groups. Sometimes coalitions may face difficult ethical dilemmas, and it helps for all members of the coalition to be aware of these issues. Learn about the 10-Step Decision-Making Model to use when making ethical decisions. This 8-page fact sheet was written by Martie Gillen, Carolyn S. Wilken, and Katey Walker, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy664

Identification and Control of Johnsongrass, Vaseygrass, and Guinea Grass in Pastures (SSAGR363/AG372)

Johnsongrass is a common weed throughout the South and Midwest. People often incorrectly call any weed johnsongrass, but it is one of three grasses found in Florida pastures. Knowing the differences between johnsongrass, vaseygrass, and guinea grass will help with proper weed management. This 3-page fact sheet was written by H. Smith, J. Ferrell, and B. Sellers, and published by the UF Agronomy Department, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ag372

Building a Spending Plan series

Follow the six steps in this series to learn how to calculate your expenses and determine your financial goals. With this information, you can compare your expenses against your income to find out how to best budget your money. Fill out these worksheets to build your own spending plan. These fact sheets were written by Nayda I. Torres, Josephine Turner, and Brenda C. Williams, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, July 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_series_building_a_spending_plan

Agricultural Management Options for Climate Variability and Change: Sod-Based Rotation (AE492)

A sod-based rotation is when a producer adapts a conventional peanut/cotton rotation by growing a perennial grass, such as bahiagrass, during two years of the rotation. The perennial grass can be grazed, cut for hay or harvested for seed for additional income. Using a sod-based rotation can improve soil water-holding capacity and potentially reduce impacts of dry spells and droughts. This 4-page fact sheet was written by David Wright, Jim Marois, Clyde Fraisse, and Daniel Dourte, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae492

Agricultural Management Options for Climate Variability and Change: AgroClimate (AE491)

AgroClimate is a website providing climate information and decision-support tools to producers throughout the Southeastern United States. With information from the site, producers can develop a strategy for the coming season and track climate conditions that affect crop development and yield. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Clyde Fraisse, and published by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae491

Phosphorus Fertilizer Recommendations for Sugarcane Production on Florida Organic Soils (SSAGR348/SC091)

Much of the sugarcane grown in South Florida is on organic soils in the Everglades Agricultural Area, which is a phosphorus-limited system. Phosphorus loads in drainage water in the Everglades Agricultural Area are an environmental concern so it is important for sugarcane growers to use best management practices such as soil testing and to follow fertilizer recommendations. This document contains updated UF/IFAS phosphorus fertilizer recommendations for Florida organic soils. This 7-page fact sheet was written by J. Mabry McCray, Ronald W. Rice, and Alan L. Wright, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, July 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/sc091

Balancing Work and Caregiving: A Guide for Employers (FCS2261/FY873)

Over 4 million people in Florida care for older family members or friends, and these people often must balance work and home responsibilities. Employers need to be aware of how to support their employees who are also caregivers. This could include support programs for caregivers, flexible schedules, or other work accommodations. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Martie Gillen and Carolyn S. Wilken, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy873

Doctor Appointment Checklist (FCS2236/FY746)

When you have a doctor appointment, you should make the most of your time with the doctor. This worksheet will help you remember what questions you want to ask and give you a space to take notes. This document is also beneficial if you are a caregiver for an older adult and go along to appointments. This 5-page fact sheet was written by Martie Gillen and Carolyn S. Wilken, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy746

The Basics of Educational Podcasting: Enhancing the Student Learning Experience (MB004)

Podcasting has become a well-known way to communicate in the digital age. Many educators are finding ways to use podcasts in the classroom as a learning tool. This document covers the basic equipment, software, and techniques of podcasting, as well as ways to use podcasts in the classroom, with an in-depth example from the University of Florida. This 6-page fact sheet was written by Jamie S. Foster, Jennifer Larmore, and Stephanie A. Havemann, and published by the UF Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, July 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mb004

Questions to Ask Before Agreeing to Surgery (FCS2235/FY745)

Patient and doctorBefore you agree to have surgery, you need to be aware of the risks and benefits. The best way to do this is to discuss the surgery with your doctor. Use this worksheet to ask questions and take notes so that you have all the information you need. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Martie Gillen and Carolyn S. Wilken, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy745

Final Wishes: End-of-Life Decisions (FCS2262/FY874)

Living WillAs you grow older, you should discuss your final wishes with your family members so they will know what type of medical care you will want. The Five Wishes program and brochure present an easy way to communicate these decisions to your family and create a legal document. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Martie Gillen and Carolyn S. Wilken, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, August 2012. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy874

CIR1239/PI037 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profiles: Strawberry

REVISED! CIR1239, a 9-page illustrated fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler, describes the Florida strawberry industry and outlines the potential pests of strawberry and their various methods of control. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, July 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi037

PP276 Integrated Management of White Mold on Vegetables in Florida

PP276, a 10-page illustrated fact sheet by Mathews L. Paret and Stephen M. Olson, provides information on what crops white mold (Sclerotinia spp.) affects in Florida and available methods of control. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, July 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp276

FOR269/FR331 Annosum Root Rot of Southern Pines

FOR269, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Tyler Dreaden and Jason Smith, describes this damaging forest pathogen that infects a wide range of species, including southern pine, and can cause tree mortality, reduced growth rates, susceptibility to attack by bark beetles, and regeneration failure. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, July 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fr331

IPM146/IN849 Guidelines for Purchasing and Using Commercial Natural Enemies and Biopesticides

IPM146, a 18-page illustrated fact sheet by Norman C. Leppla and Kenneth L. Johnson II, serves as a guide to select, purchase and use commercially available natural enemies and biopesticides to manage accurately diagnosed pest problems. It contains a list of sources and multiple tables with information about pest problems, available natural enemies and biopesticides, and commercial suppliers. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, May 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in849

WC094 Digital Photography and Photographic Editing

WC094, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Ricky Telg, is first in a three-part series that offers tips on taking good digital photos and addresses the basics of digital photography. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, July 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wc094

FSHN10-03/FS151 Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Transportation

FSHN10-03, a 2-page fact sheet by Alexandra Chang, Alina Balaguero, Renée Goodrich-Schneider, and Keith R. Schneider, is part of the Food Safety on the Farm series and describes the best practices for transporting produce to avoid microbial infections, cross-contamination, and other possible hazards. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, June 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs151

FCS8811/FY868 Healthy Living: Checking Blood Glucose

REVISED! FCS8811, a 2-page illustrated fact sheet by Jennifer Hillan and Linda B. Bobroff, highlights the importance of knowing blood glucose levels to manage diabetes, and offers instruction on when and how to check blood glucose. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, June 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy868

FSHN10-04/FS152 Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices – Traceback

FSHN10-04, a 3-page fact sheet by Alexandra Chang, Alina Balaguero, Renée Goodrich-Schneider, and Keith R. Schneider, is part of the Food Safety on the Farm series and discusses the need for traceback requirements to identify and eliminate sources of microbial hazards, outbreaks, and food contamination. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, June 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs152