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Category: Agribusiness

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: When Employees are Sick or Exposed to COVID-19

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and steps employers can take… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: Steps Employers Can Take to Protect Workers

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and what to do if… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: Information Employers Need to Share with Employees

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover steps employers can take to protect employees and what to do if… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Resources for Agribusinesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the Coronavirus pandemic disrupting operations for businesses, including agribusinesses, government and industry have developed new resources to support business owners and their employees.  Below is a resource list, including information on available aid, state and federal requirements… Read More

Outlets for Local Produce

During the pandemic, many of our local producers have had difficulty finding outlets to sell their produce, while distributors, institutional buyers, food banks, and others may need produce.  Listed below are opportunities that may be of help now… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Minor Wind and Rain, Storms Still Hurt Growers

In Martin County, Hurricane Dorian brought a potential for Category 5 storm force winds, rain, and storm surge.  Nursery, vegetable, aquaculture and other growers facing storms like Dorian must prepare for the worst.  Preparation and recovery efforts cost… Read More

Hurricane Preparation for Container Nurseries

For container nurseries, as with our homes, businesses, and other types of agricultural operations, good preparation can really make a difference for the better.  With Hurricane Dorian preparing to make landfall in Florida, here are some suggested hurricane… Read More

Soil Moisture Sensor Loaner-Trainer Program for Treasure Coast Farmers

Why use soil moisture sensors? Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops.  Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. … Read More