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Guest Blog: My Tangle with the Delta Variant of COVID-19


September 23, 2021

As the Zoonotic Diseases Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, I am required to remain abreast of emerging zoonotic diseases worldwide. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus responsible for causing ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, COVID-19 Vaccines, Delta Variant, Pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, Vaccines, Virus

Why Bats?


August 24, 2021

A common denominator in epidemiology Amid this global pandemic that has shaken the world, bats seem to have appeared a lot in media and the social feed. This blog piece aims at clarifying why that might be, approaching the concept from an ecological, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, Spillover, Virus
Farmworkers harvesting food crop in Martin County.

Seguro Médico para Agricultores y Trabajadores Agrícolas


February 24, 2021

Este artículo analiza algunas de las razones por las que los agricultores y los trabajadores agrícolas podrían beneficiarse especialmente de las oportunidades de obtener cobertura de seguro médico. Hasta el 15 de mayo de 2021, el seguro ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF IFAS Extension, Worker
Farmworkers harvesting food crop in Martin County.

Health Insurance for Farmers and Farmworkers


February 24, 2021

This article discusses some of the reasons why farmers and farmworkers could especially benefit from opportunities to obtain health insurance coverage. Through May 15, 2021, health insurance is available through the Affordable Care Act special ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF IFAS Extension, Worker
Cut-outs of a family, with hearts and a stethoscope for an article about enrolling for Affordable Care Act health insurance.

Medical Insurance Available Through August 15, 2021


February 24, 2021

If you don't have health insurance or want to change your insurance coverage, read on for more information. This article is also available in Spanish. What is the Affordable Care Act? Also known “Obamacare”, the Affordable Care Act ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF IFAS Extension, Worker
Cut-outs of a family, with hearts and a stethoscope for an article about enrolling for Affordable Care Act health insurance.

Seguro Médico Disponible Hasta Agosto 15, 2021


February 24, 2021

Si no tiene seguro médico o desea cambiarlo, lea para obtener más información. ¿Qué es la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio? También conocida como "Obamacare", La Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA) tiene como objetivo ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Español, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF IFAS Extension, Worker

Living fossils saving lives


February 4, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has slowly rolled out to states across the country. Behind the scenes an ancient marine creature with ten eyes, twelve legs and magical, milky blue blood is being utilized worldwide for testing vaccines and sterility of ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Fishery, Horseshoe Crab, Human Health, Shorebird, Vaccine, Wildlife
cluster of tomatoes on the vine

Using CFAP2 Funding in Marketing to Local Consumers


November 4, 2020

This article shares information on the 2nd iteration of CFAP funding and ways growers can use the funds in marketing their products to local consumers. Marketing recommendations are based on a focus group study conducted by the UF/IFAS Center ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Good Food Connections, Green Industry, Local Food, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension
person getting tested for COVID-19 during drive-up testing

COVID-19 Testing for Agribusinesses In and Around Martin County


October 20, 2020

With the fall vegetable growing season starting and agricultural professionals returning to prepare fields and plant as the pandemic continues, many agribusinesses are seeking COVID-19 testing for employers and employees. Currently, Martin ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF IFAS Extension, Worker

CFAP 2 Will Cover an Additional 40 Commodities; Including Farmed Molluscan Shellfish


October 7, 2020

On September 17, 2020, President Trump and US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced a second phase of an important program assisting America’s farmers. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 1) was originally announced in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources
Tags: Aquaculture, CARES Act, CFAP, CFAP 1, CFAP 2, Coronavirus, Farm Service Agency, Franklin County Florida, FSA, Shellfish, USDA

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