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Category: Agriculture

How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?

If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license. Who’s in charge? The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer… Read More

Success story: ‘We Returned to Haiti with Master’s Degrees and Ready to Give Back’

The future looks promising for a crop of Haitian scholars who recently earned advanced degrees from U.S. universities and returned to Haiti with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Armed with master’s degrees from… Read More

UF/IFAS to provide educational support for timber producers recovering from Hurricane Michael

When Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle in 2018, the category 5 storm left in its wake years’ worth of losses to one of the area’s largest industries, timber. Per estimates from the Florida Forest Service, a… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

  For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020 Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner… Read More

World outreach helps strawberry breeding program; UF/IFAS varieties grow in 70 countries

BALM, Florida — UF/IFAS-bred strawberries are grown in over 70 countries across six continents. One of those countries, Egypt, ranks among the top strawberry-producing nations in the world. So, it seems fitting that an Egyptian-American scientist is leading… Read More

The Florida First Detector – A Virtual Episode about the invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Florida First Detector (FFD) Program is here again, an opportunity for you to learn something new this Fall. This time we would be learning about invasive species identification and sample submission, more specifically about the invasive Asian… Read More

Advertising Your Farm on Free Websites

Direct  to  consumer  marketing such as on-farm sales, farmers markets,  community  supported  agriculture,  U-picks  and  farm tours  can  be  a  great  way  to  generate  customers and get people to share their experience about your business through word of… Read More

WPS Train-The-Trainer Certification and Pesticide Safety available online

Need to get the certificate to become a Worker Protection Safety (WPS) trainer? The training is now online.  Materials can be download or streamed from YouTube. (It will take some time to download some of these materials due… Read More