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UF CALS student, faculty study cost-savings for blueberry cold protection measures

See caption for both photos below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Tori Bradley, learning about cold weather may turn into cold hard cash for Florida blueberry growers. Bradley, a University of Florida College of Agricultural and… Read More

Ft. Pierce Farmer’s Market named one of the best in the country

FT. PIERCE, Fla. — Nearly 20 years ago, University of Florida Extension Agent and Master Gardener Anita Neal dreamed of a farmer’s market in downtown Ft. Pierce, overlooking the Indian River. She envisioned a place… Read More

Ron O’Connor named National Friend of Extension

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ron O’Connor takes a hands-on approach to helping at University of Florida/IFAS Extension events, mentoring up and coming agriculture students, taking photographs and even securing grants for many projects. This month… Read More

Hundreds of students will learn what it takes to work in agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 600 fourth-grade students are ready to learn about science, technology, engineering and math through the eyes of Marion County’s farming community this week during the University of Florida Marion County… Read More

UF/IFAS holding workshop for farmers’ market managers and vendors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers markets have been growing in popularity throughout the last decade as consumers discover the benefits of buying farm-fresh food directly from small-scale, local growers.  However, increasing popularity has also raised food… Read More