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The Extension faculty members of the Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES) translate current, relevant soil and water science knowledge into user-friendly formats for Florida residents, visitors, industry, business, governmental agencies, and county extension agents. Formats include publications, presentations, in-service training, videos, and computer software. These emphasize the SWES's five thrust areas and several of the high-priority initiatives of the UF/IFAS Extension Pathway, including enhancing and protecting water quality, quantity, and supply; enhancing and conserving Florida's natural resources and environmental quality; and increasing the sustainability, profitability, and competitiveness of agricultural and horticultural enterprises.