Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE
Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE
This April, Gator NAMA, the University of Florida's National Agri-Marketing Association student group, traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, for the annual NAMA conference. They competed in the student marketing competition with their marketing ... READ MORE
Planning a successful tropical fruit grove takes a lot of time, resources and understanding of what your goals for production are. When done well, you are not only rewarded with good harvests but also a reduction in mistakes, better use of financial ... 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
Q: You are pursuing a career in soil and water science—how did you become interested in agriculture?A: I’m a native of Nepal; our country is vastly agricultural. I am from the district of Dang which is one of Nepal’s most fertile ... READ MORE
A student with a passion for food security, Libby Putnam was the first UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student to be selected as a Land O’ Lakes Global Food Challenge intern. Putnam is double majoring in agricultural ... READ MORE
· A recent UF/IFAS research project identified opportunities for Florida Gulf oyster farmers to market their products for an increased price.
· The findings noted logistical and volume ... READ MORE
· The Florida oyster aquaculture industry is rapidly growing but growers have experienced unexplainable mortality events in recent years.
· A new UF/IFAS program monitored oyster ... READ MORE