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Category: Natural Resources

Impacts of wild pigs on wetlands and aquatic communities across a Florida rangeland

by Wes Anderson, PhD Candidate UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center I never pictured myself working and living on a cattle ranch. Or even working with wild pigs for that matter. But anyone having known me from… Read More

EVENT: Get expert advice at annual sustainability workshop

Join us Nov. 29 for our 13th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop and get expert information on community strategies, resources, and solutions to build and foster sustainable living. Under a “Unique Perspectives for Community Solutions” theme, the event runs… Read More

Event: Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting November 5th

We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane, Naples, FL 34120… Read More

UF Student Helps Design Corn Maze at Local Farm

By Kim Scotto PLANT CITY, Fla. – Farmers and ranchers across Florida are fighting lack of consumer education on food systems by opening their properties to the public in a practice called agritourism. Agritourism allows non-farming folks to… Read More

UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) recognized its partners and supporters at the annual Dinner of Distinction, held October 5 in Gainesville, Florida. This was the sixth year for the awards banquet, thanking people and… Read More

CALS students share their ecology and conservation research in Latin America

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month recognized during September 15 through October 15, CALS is showcasing its students, faculty, and alumni who research topics of importance to Latin America.  The UF/IFAS wildlife ecology and conservation department (WEC) has… Read More

Update on Florida Crop Damage Caused by Hurricane Michael

Contact: Alan Hodges, 352-294-7674, awhodges@ufl.edu Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567, tnordlie@ufl.edu Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As of October 15, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have begun gathering information they need… Read More

Fall Fertilization for Healthy Lawns and Waterways

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent and Josh Kutyna, Extension office Program Assistant As most of us know by now, Indian River County has enacted a fertilization ban which runs from June 1st – September 30th…. Read More

Lighthouse Restorations Unveiled at Seahorse Key Open House, Oct. 20

Who:  UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station What:    During this year’s Cedar Key Seafood Festival, festival-goers are invited to the Seahorse Key Marine Lab open house for the unveiling of the complete interior restoration of the historic Seahorse Key… Read More