Taste of Florida Agriculture 2016

Tallahassee may have been windy and gray last Wednesday, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those attending this year’s Taste of Florida Agriculture.

Taste of Florida is attended by many agricultural organizations from around the state of Florida, including the Florida Department of Agriculture, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, USDA, and, of course, UF/IFAS.

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The agricultural drone at the UF/IFAS table. Credits: Sam Grenrock

One of the biggest draws to the UF/IFAS table was an agricultural drone presented by Mace Bauer, an Extension agent from Columbia County. The drone was only for display, but everyone was asking to fly it! These drones can be used to survey crops from the air, acting as growers’ “eyes in the sky” and helping them detect problems such as disease and other issues that may not be so apparent on the ground.

We are certainly looking forward to Taste of Florida Agriculture 2017!

Featured photo credits: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS

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sgrenrock

Web Writer at IFAS Communications

Sam is originally from California and has her BA in linguistics and MFA in poetry. She loves art, animals, culture, and learning about science.

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