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UF/IFAS using box tax money to battle citrus greening

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — In the next three months, Florida citrus growers will have to decide whether to extend for another six years the citrus box tax, the proceeds of which help to pay for… Read More

UF/IFAS hosting Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference in January

APOPKA, Fla. — Florida agriculture and food industries are among the largest economic contributors in the state. Agricultural producers manage 9.5 million acres, growing more than 300 commodities, including everything from citrus and cows to… 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