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Category: Agribusiness

FRE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Misti Sharp

For our first Food and Resource Economics Faculty Highlight, we introduce Dr. Sharp a lecturer and the department’s undergraduate coordinator. Joining the faculty family in Fall 2016, she has had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses in the… Read More

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Application deadline for financial assistance is October 1 GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 21, 2021 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until October 1 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)… Read More

FRE professor and grad student’s case study published in AETR journal

With low milk prices, industry consolidation, and declining consumer demand, what would you do as CEO of your struggling, family farm? The case study, “the Future of Four Creeks Farm: Scale-Up, Diversify, or Exit” challenges students to make… Read More

Growing Vegetables in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Protected vegetable production increases Production of vegetables in greenhouses and high tunnels is on the rise. In the United States, the acreage of vegetables and herbs grown under protection increased 82% between 2007 and 2017. The number of… Read More

Hurricane Season Begins: Federal Program Protects Public Safety

Hurricane Season Begins Federal Program Protects Public Safety GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage from a natural disaster. The… Read More

IFAS seeks input on urban agriculture issues, priorities

The UF/IFAS College of Agricultural Life and Sciences sent the following request May 26, re an urban agriculture survey: Tell us about your urban agriculture needs, barriers, and opportunities. Dr. Catherine Campbell at the University of Florida’s Department… Read More