Agriculture is Florida’s second-largest industry. New technologies have opened the door to a new world of opportunities for careers in Florida agriculture.
Work Ready Florida is a new opportunity that will introduce teenagers to basic ... READ MORE
2022 - Central District All Faculty Symposium – Agriculture
M. Pinkerton and J.K. Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL
Situation: In Seminole County, Farm Tour is a long-time tradition, held for over 20 years, to ... READ MORE
M. Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; L. Felter, UF/IFAS Mid Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL; H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL; B. Moffis, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, Tavares, ... READ MORE
Hidden among all the news about COVID-19, hurricanes and the presidential election, you may have missed one of the most important news stories of the year. In the center of its campus in Gainesville, the University of Florida is building the ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all of us, including Florida’s agriculture industry and food systems. We’ve seen empty dairy aisles at supermarkets, while dairy farmers are forced to dump milk they can’t sell to the market. We’ve seen ... READ MORE
E. Fletcher, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL and Tim Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL.
Situation: Once upon a time, St. Johns County, Florida was equally as rural as several of its neighboring ... READ MORE
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
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
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences would not have the impact it has on our state without the people and organizations who give, volunteer, advise and serve as advocates for the UF/IFAS land-grant mission. This ... READ MORE
Situation: An understanding of sound business practices is essential for any enterprise. However, too often participants in the local food system are unequipped with the economic literacy necessary to navigate the system. In 2011, Florida passed ... READ MORE