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Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Online educational resources for kids at home

Sea turtle sticking its head out of the water next to some golden-brown seaweed.

Florida Sea Grant has created several new environmental education resources to help students learning from home during the COVID-19 situation. Parents, students and teachers can find a wealth of educational materials, including lessons and information about manatees, sea… Read More

Opportunities to Pick Your Own Blueberries During the COVID-19 Outbreak

cluster of blueberries on bush

“Stay at home” is certainly the best advice during this global pandemic.  However, it is important to evaluate what types of resources you should gather at home with you.  As an Agriculture agent, my perspective may be slightly… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Kids and Crops: The Beneficial Partnership Between Local Extension Offices and Public Schools

students posing as a group with their harvested vegetables

UF/IFAS Extension works very closely with the local school systems and provides  educational programming on a wide spectrum of topics including crop science, embryology, nutrition, livestock, school gardens, etc.  Extension Agents work directly with teachers to enhance their… Read More

Events at the UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture Extension Center

people standing in cabbage field

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hastings Agricultural Extension Center (HAEC) is a valuable gem located in the heart of the Tri-County Agriculture Area (TCAA which includes Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns Counties). … Read More