In the old days, food was not as readily available as today. We've come a long way with grocery stores seemingly on every corner. It's hard to imagine how our great-grandparents and those that came before them survived without such conveniences. ... READ MORE
Jessica M. Ryals, Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Agent UF/IFAS Extension Collier County
Jeff Wasielewski, Commercial Tropical Fruit Agent UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
Next to labor, equipment can be one of the largest ... READ MORE
Since 1921, the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) has built a rich history and world-class reputation for its commitment to growers, promoting sustainable agricultural systems and protecting South Florida’s natural ... READ MORE
As a fifth generation to my family’s farm, I can remember as a kid driving tractors, mowing pastures, and baling hay. I remember dad giving me the basic run down of the dos and don’ts of operating the tractor. As a woman in agriculture, ... READ MORE
“How have supply chain issues impacted Florida agriculture?”
This is the question youth competing in the Florida Farm Bureau Speech Contest will be answering. Every year, the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Leadership Program ... READ MORE
December is a wonderful time of year in St. Johns County!
Our local breweries team up for the annual "Nights of Pints" event where you can purchase one t-shirt and receive a complimentary beer at each brewery. Jenna Alexander Studios offers ... READ MORE
On November 18th, the 2022 Tri-County Ag Area celebrated the recipients of the FDACS CARES Award at the St. Johns County Ag Center. This award is provided to those who practice environment stewardship, as recognized by staff of the FDACS Office ... READ MORE
Want to get a head start on planting this spring? Then the time to soil test is now!
Soil testing is an easy way to determine the nutrient management needs ahead of time. This can allow for easier planning and budgeting of resources for farmers ... READ MORE
Typical gardens revolve around annual food crops that are seasonally planted and then harvested. Rather than have long gaps between each harvest, consider a food garden that contains crops that can be harvested or consumed when you are ready.
There ... READ MORE
It has been a hundred years or more since most Americans lived on a farm. That number dropped steadily during the 20th century until now, when it’s about two percent. Today, most people live in urban and suburban areas and have no connection ... READ MORE