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Category: Recreation

Florida’s agriculture, marine industries report effects of COVID-19 restrictions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida economists now have a baseline understanding of ways the pandemic has affected the agriculture, aquaculture and marine sectors of Florida’s economy. According to Christa Court, who led a monthlong survey effort along… Read More

UF surveys to identify impact of pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and marine industries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19… Read More

COVID-19 response: Resources for horse owners and businesses

Extension Horses, through a partnership between UF/IFAS Extension equine faculty and several other land grant universities, has developed resources for horse owners and managers to provide information and support during COVID-19. Extension Horses includes horse specialists from universities… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

UFIFAS Extension Dean Nick Place

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

First 2020 free Family Fishing Day is this Saturday

By Kim Scotto-Kelley Editor’s note: The event scheduled for March 14 has been postponed. The information below was posted prior to this announcement. Stay tuned for announcements regarding future Family Fishing Days.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS School of… Read More

Horseback riders address invasive species problem across Florida

A UF/IFAS Extension program educates outdoor enthusiasts to report invasive plant species with a unique vantage point – from horseback. In doing so, participants can help UF/IFAS reduce some of the invasive species that cost the United States… Read More

UF launches new online graduate certificate program addressing nuisance plants

As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, New York, Mike Sowinski wanted to work with bald eagles. Through his college biology and fisheries management courses, he became interested in what the birds eat – fish. Sowinski established a… Read More

New guide helps charter captains navigate regulations

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Running a guide business in Florida involves more than leading clients to fish. It also means steering through the complicated world of licenses, permits and safety regulations. Recently, Betty Staugler, a UF/IFAS… Read More

Fishing Guides Can Now Be Certified as Environmentally Friendly

Fishing is big business in Florida, contributing several billion dollars each year to the state’s economy. Fishing guides are an important part of that industry, providing locals and tourists with authentic Florida fishing experiences. Anglers who want to… Read More