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Category: Agriculture

The New Face of Florida Farm Workers – Robots

Migrant workers have long been the greatest asset to Florida growers.  Without their hard work and dedication, growers would be unable to feed our nation.  However, as immigration laws become more strict, the migrant worker pool has dwindled,… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 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. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

Inspiring Future Scientists

There’s nothing better than having a group of young students visit GCREC for a tour.  Well, most groups.  No offense to middle school children or their parents, but that age group is a little difficult to keep engaged. … Read More

Florida Ag Expo Promotes Alternative Crops for Florida Growers

Blackberries, hops, pomegranates and more were highlighted at our recent Florida Ag Expo with a focus on providing alternative crops for central Florida growers.  With the citrus greening issues nearly devastating Florida’s top crop in recent years, growers… Read More

Creating Kid Locavores

One of the best part of my job at GCREC is hosting tour groups from local schools.  We recently had the opportunity to entertain a group of 45 STEM students from a local school, R. Bruce Wagner, and… Read More

GCREC Bug Week 2016

For the past month, I have asked our staff to bring me whatever bugs they might find on our 475-acre farm.  This is a very busy time for our faculty and staff, so I only received a few… Read More

Birdwatching on the Farm

We had a recent employee, Bill Dermott, who upon his departure gave me a list of all the birds he had observed at our research center over the last 6 months or so.  We’re talking about 80 different… Read More