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Category: Agriculture

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida Automated Weather Network

Have you heard of FAWN? What is FAWN? FAWN is Florida Automated Weather Network. It is a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997. Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Project Manager of FAWN, Rick… 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 recent limits on… Read More

Kids and Crops: The Beneficial Partnership Between Local Extension Offices and Public Schools

students posing as a group with their harvested vegetables

UF/IFAS Extension works very closely with the local school systems and provides  educational programming on a wide spectrum of topics including crop science, embryology, nutrition, livestock, school gardens, etc.  Extension Agents work directly with teachers to enhance their… Read More

Events at the UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture Extension Center

people standing in cabbage field

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hastings Agricultural Extension Center (HAEC) is a valuable gem located in the heart of the Tri-County Agriculture Area (TCAA which includes Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns Counties). … Read More