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UF IFAS Extension Agents help in Puerto Rican Agriculture needs assessments following hurricane Maria


October 7, 2017

The catastrophic weather event named Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rican soil and billions of dollars in damages have been reported thus far. This cyclone ripped through the heart of this American territory and crippled its ability ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Food Safety, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Dairy Farm, Disaster Relief, Farmer, Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico, Hurricane Relief, PRStrong, Puerto Rico Farmers, Puerto Rico Relief, Puerto Rico Se Levanta

Water Recycling, Reclaiming and Reuse


October 3, 2017

  With a growing population, running out of water is a big concern. Wells are constantly being placed for new homes which are causing springs, aquifers, streams and lakes to go dry. How can we help to conserve water? Water reclaiming ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Conservation, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscape Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Recycle, Recycled Water, Wastewater Treatment Facility, Water Conservation, Water Reclaiming, Water Reuse

One Night in the Tropics Event


October 2, 2017

The University of Florida-Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC)'s 4th One Night in the Tropics event is under way. This year’s celebration is a special one as our community has suffered major losses due to Hurricane Irma. After ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Relationships & Family, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Work & Life

Agritourism Operation: Fox Squirrel Corn Maze


September 25, 2017

An experience for exploring, learning and enjoyment Family activities are essential to promote, foster, and strengthen effective bonds between parents and children. Also, they help the development of self-esteem, the release of stress and improve ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Agritourism, Children, Entertaiment, Fox Squirrel Corn Maze, Parenting, Recreation

UF professors to lead $15 million grant project to turn seed into jet fuel


September 25, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With help from University of Florida researchers, pilots will—in the future—fly jets with fuel made from a tiny seed grown in the Southeast. Besides helping the environment and boosting the economy as a source of renewable ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carinata, IFAS, Jet Fuel, News, North Florida Research And Education Center

Florida Pasture Lease vs Cropland Lease


September 21, 2017

National Pasture Lease Information Pasture leasing is an annual expense that needs to be factored into annual budgets. The national average cash rent pasture rates in 2017 are $12.50/acre, which is a decrease of $0.50/acre in comparison of ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Cattle, NFLAG, Pasture Management, Suwannee County, Suwannee County Extension

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