Tag: Agriculture

World Soil Day is December 5th. This is what you can do!

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on December 5th to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate soil was recommended by the… Read More

Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting Recap 2018

On Monday, November 5th, small-scale vegetable farmers, cattle ranchers, mushroom growers, food foresters and industry members came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of small-scale farming in Southwest Florida.                … Read More

FRE Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Walker

Ever wondered where UF’s latest graduates are working? Check out our most recent FRE Alumni Spotlight, Tyler Walker. In the interview, Tyler discusses how he is making the most out of his degree in Food and Resource Economics… Read More

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Kevin Dewansingh

This week, we would like to spotlight Kevin Dewansingh, an undergraduate plant science student here at the UF IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) in Apopka. Kevin went to Valencia College to get his associate of arts degree… Read More

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Jared Fuqua

This week, we would like to spotlight Jared Fuqua, an undergraduate plant science student here at the UF IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka. Jared started his schooling at Valencia College then transferred into the UF… Read More

Gender matters in Haitian agriculture

Researchers and policy experts worldwide say one of the keys to improving agriculture and nutrition in developing countries is to address a “gender gap.” Studies show one reason the agriculture sector underperforms in these countries is that women… Read More

UF/IFAS Honors Imogene Yarborough with Extension Advocate Award

APOPKA, Fla. – When Imogene Yarborough and her husband Ed started ranching in Seminole County in 1954, they foresaw a legacy of agriculture for their future generations. “We raised our four children with the guiding principle that this… Read More

Storm Wreckage On Farm

By Les Harrison Hurricane Michael Altered Lives Hurricane Michael will always be recalled as a milestone in the lives of many panhandle Florida residents. The course of people’s lives has been altered irrevocably. Depending on the location within… Read More