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Tag: agribusiness

Farming and Critical Industries Maintaining Travel During COVID-19 Period

One question producers and other food industry employers have been concerned about since the onset of COVID-19, relates to ease of travel for farm employees and managers within the agricultural sector. Specifically these individuals are concerned about areas… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Choosing and growing your crop successfully

Choosing the right agricultural commodity for you can be a head-scratching process. When choosing, look at your current assets such as knowledge, expertise, equipment, network, etc. Your previous experiences and connections can help you significantly in different aspects… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – General resources for prospective and beginning farmers

When doing your research on your new farm or on sections of your business plan, you will find plenty of websites and it can be overwhelming. Where to start? What websites are reliable? To keep it simple but… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Education opportunities

Agricultural Entrepreneurship If you are interested in further developing your entrepreneurial skills for your agricultural business, we will be offering a couple of workshops on August 25th and September 11th at the Farm Credit location in Alachua County…. Read More

EDIS Update: Who Is Interested in Purchasing Smart Irrigation Systems?

Water conservation continues to be a goal for the horticulture industry as scarcity concerns increase. Technology is looked at as a possible solution to increase residential irrigation efficiency.   The new ‘smart’ irrigation systems available include evapotranspiration and… Read More

Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose to Major in Agricultural Operations Management

By Noah Boldt, master’s student studying fisheries and aquatic sciences, CALS alumnus ‘19 (agricultural operations management major) The agricultural operations management (AOM) major combines hands-on applied coursework and core business principles with emerging technologies and sustainable methods. Students gain… Read More

Q&A with “40 Gators Under 40” Honoree, CALS alumna Kendra Levine

Kendra Levine, an alumna from the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), leads climate action strategy development for the McDonald’s Corporation. In her role as sustainability manager, Levine works with the company’s U.S. supply chain to… Read More

What’s up with this weather? Track it with a FAWN Weather Station

FAWN, or the Florida Automated Weather Network, is a system of weather stations created as a resource for industry professionals to make informed management decisions in agriculture production. Since 1998, FAWN has monitored dew point, relative humidity, precipitation,… Read More