Category: Agriculture

UF Student Helps Design Corn Maze at Local Farm

By Kim Scotto PLANT CITY, Fla. – Farmers and ranchers across Florida are fighting lack of consumer education on food systems by opening their properties to the public in a practice called agritourism. Agritourism allows non-farming folks to… Read More

Update on Florida Crop Damage Caused by Hurricane Michael

Contact: Alan Hodges, 352-294-7674, awhodges@ufl.edu Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567, tnordlie@ufl.edu Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As of October 15, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have begun gathering information they need… Read More

Helping Children with Animals Cope with Hurricanes

Helping Children with Animals Cope with Hurricanes

By Dr. Chris DeCubellis, 4-H Dairy/Animal Science State Specialized Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Introduction Many excellent publications exist that discuss preparing for hurricanes. For those people who live on farms, information is available to prepare livestock animals and farm… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Student to Study Beetles during UN Internship

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences doctoral student, who is passionate about solving problems in forest health on a global scale, will spend three months as an… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension District Director Advances Mission of Serving

By Robin Koestoyo   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Foresight is a gift leaders use to advance organizational missions. Anita Neal has for more than two decades led the development of new programs that save money for homeowners and nursery… Read More

Alachua County Team Wins 3rd in National 4-H Forestry Invitational

By Kim Scotto   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – What is the principal softwood used for lumber in Massachusetts? On what continent are maples most abundant?  What is a liquid product of wood that is used in mixing paints?* At… Read More

New UF/IFAS Report Shows Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food Industries Grew 2007-2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The latest installment of an annual report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reveals some good news about the state’s economy – from 2007 to 2016, the portion of Florida’s… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Residents Prepare for Fall Gardening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the intense heat and humidity of summer behind us, now is a great time to spruce up your garden with lots of fall veggies, flowering annuals and perennials, says a University of Florida Institute… Read More

UF Plant Clinic First Line of Defense for Growers, Landscapers, Homeowners

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The homeowner has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new, high-end home in an expensive subdivision. But the white colonial was covered in tiny black spores. Lynn Griffith, a horticultural consultant and expert… Read More