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
T. Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL, M. Wallau, UF/IFAS Forage Extension Specialist, Gainesville, FL, C. L de Souza, UF/IFAS Agronomy, Gainesville, FL, C. Dossin, UF/IFAS Extension, Clay County, Green Cove Springs, ... 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
M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL
Situation: Florida’s climate and pests create a challenge for growing food crops. The target audience are Marion County residents with little or no experience who want to produce food ... 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
Here at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, answering questions about industrial hemp lately has been like running a shaved ice stand on the hottest day of the year. We’re filling orders as fast as we can, ... 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
1. Extension Agents, Florida Cooperative Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL 32757
2. Extension Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, New Hanover County, Wilmington, NC 28403
Most U.S. citizens are removed from direct involvement ... READ MORE
Situation: Marion County features fourteen blueberry farms with a majority offering you-pick to the public. The total land represented by both you-pick and conventional blueberry farms is approximately 465 acres with an aggregate value of $8.7 ... READ MORE
Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold protection. Since the mid 1990’s, The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) ... READ MORE