Category: Crops

COTTAGE FOODS: BREAKING (EVEN) AND ENTERING (NEW MARKETS). M.Smith, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter, Pasco, Hernando County, and S. Bresin, UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County

Situation: An understanding of sound business practices is essential for any enterprise. However, too often participants in the local food system are unequipped with the economic literacy necessary to navigate the system. In 2011, Florida passed legislation permitting… Read More

EXPLORING LOCAL CUISINE FROM THE ROOTS UP: A FOOD SYSTEMS APPROACH TO FIGHTING FAKE NEWS Moffis*, B.1, Mann*, M.1, Wilchcombe, M.1, Popenoe, J.1, Singleton, L. 2

1. Extension Agents, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757 2. Extension Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, New Hanover County, Wilmington, NC 28403 Most U.S. citizens are removed from direct involvement with agriculture and may hold misconceptions… Read More

Blueberry Production for You-Pick Producers M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL.

Situation: Marion County features fourteen blueberry farms with a majority offering you-pick to the public. The total land represented by both you-pick and conventional blueberry farms is approximately 465 acres with an aggregate value of $8.7 million. Locally… Read More

My Florida Farm Weather: On-site decision making support

Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold protection.  Since the mid 1990’s, The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) has been providing a variety of… Read More

Demonstrating Water Savings in Potato Production

DEMONSTRATING WATER SAVINGS IN POTATO PRODUCTION C.Snodgrass, UF/IFAS Extension, Manatee County, Palmetto, FL and G.Liu, UF/IFAS, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Gainesville, FL. Situation: Florida grows 36,600 acres of potatoes annually. Traditionally irrigated using seepage irrigation, which can be… Read More

4-H Tri-County Potato Project

4-H TRI-COUNTY POTATO PROJECT: TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE P. Fletcher, UF/IFAS Extension Putnam County, East Palatka, FL; A. Hedstrom, UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County, Bunnell, FL; M. Hunter, UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County, Bunnell, FL; J. Kelly, UF/IFAS Extension St… Read More