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UF/IFAS, FDACS seek help in spreading the word on COVID-19 testing to Florida agricultural workers

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) encourage as many agricultural workers as possible to be tested for COVID-19. Farmworkers will have access to… Read More

Using CFAP2 Funding in Marketing to Local Consumers

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… Read More

Plants Need Social Distancing Too

Social distancing has become an all-too important description of our healthy relationships with one another during the pandemic.  Did you know plants can benefit from “distancing” too?  In fact, for central Florida gardeners, “distancing” in our landscapes has… Read More

COVID-19 Testing for Agribusinesses In and Around Martin County

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 County offers testing in Indiantown and… Read More

End of an internship, start of a career

Kassidy’s Internship Experience Hello! I am Kassidy House, the Natural Resources and Sustainability Communication and Outreach intern at UF IFAS Extension and Sustainability Sarasota County (It is a mouthful I know). This is a blog about my wonderful… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension works with FDACS to help farmworkers stay safe from COVID

By Lourdes Rodriguez and Brad Buck UF/IFAS Extension experts are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic.   UF/IFAS Extension agents are partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), county health agencies… Read More

COVID-19 risk factors vary by farm workers’ legal status; shows need for tailored measures

As laborers return to the fields this fall in Florida, both unauthorized workers and those authorized to plant and pick crops through a guest worker visa are vulnerable to the coronavirus. In fact, an estimated 75% of Florida… Read More

MREC’s Dr. Catherine Campbell Featured on WCJB’s “What’s Growing On?” Segment

Catherine Campbell, assistant professor of community food systems at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, was recently interviewed by WCJB20 in Gainesville about how Florida farmers are recovering from the pandemic. Campbell was interviewed as part of WCJB20’s… Read More