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Media Alert – UF/IFAS Extension, local farmers talk leafy greens

Who:    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty and local farmers

What:    The next meeting of the Florida Agricultural Network will include presentations by UF/IFAS Extension faculty, local farmer Ben Strong and Chef James Jackson of the Call Street Café on growing and marketing leafy greens. Presentations will be followed by dinner and networking.

“UF/IFAS Extension partnership with the Florida Agricultural Network fosters communication among farmers, and among farmers and UF/IFAS Extension agents,” said Jim Devalerio, agricultural agent with UF/IFAS Extension Bradford County. “The effort overlaps with our mission to provide relevant, research-based information to an ever-growing small farms client base.”

When: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30

Where:   Farmside location (4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m): 1930 NE CR 225, Lawtey, FL 32058    Indoor location (5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.): Lawtey Recreation Center, 0.1 miles west of US301 on CR225 (right after the police station – parking in rear)

Contact: Jim Devalerio, 904-966-6299, jtd@ufl.edu

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The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at ifas.ufl.edu and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.