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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Research Center in Live Oak Breaks Ground on Educational Pavilion

LIVE OAK, Fla. — With an eye on the future, the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley (UF/IFAS NFREC-SV) celebrated a groundbreaking for its new educational pavilion on Sept. 24. “The… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but… Read More

CARES Act Assistance for Small Business and Agriculture

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion relief package includes various provisions to help small businesses and agriculture. Small Business Assistance The U.S. Senate… Read More

Essential Travel Documentation for Ag Industries during COVID-19 Shut-Down

One question producers and other food industry employers have been concerned about since the onset of COVID-19, relates to ease of travel for farm employees and managers within the agricultural sector. Specifically these individuals are… Read More

Carrots in the Suwannee Valley

Are carrots grown in Florida? Carrots in the Suwannee Valley region (the North Central portion of the state) have become more popular over the years. Around 4,000 acres were planted and harvested in the area… Read More

2019 Suwannee Valley Peanut Harvest Field Day with Allied Industry

The UF|IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley (NFREC-SV) will host the Suwannee Valley Peanut Harvest Field Day with Allied Industry on August 22, 2019, at the NFREC-Suwannee Valley farm location in Live Oak. … Read More

Prospective Alternative Crops: Hemp, Barley, Carinata

Nearly 80 attendees including producers and stakeholders gathered at the North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley on May 20, 2019, to learn about potential opportunities of prospective alternative crops. The Center hosted representatives from… Read More

North Florida Peanut Diagnostic Survey

After experiencing yield loss and financial setbacks during the 2017 growing season because of the “Peanut Collapse” phenomenon, a diagnostic survey project was established. Time was spent collecting samples during the 2018 peanut season to… Read More