Food shortages happen for a multitude of reasons but since COVID-19 these shortages seem more abundant than ever. And I think we all remember the great cream cheese shortage of 2021 at peak holiday cheesecake season! (Or maybe that’s just ... READ MORE
About this series
Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the yearslong COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide.
In an ongoing effort to help people – from producers to consumers – weather ... READ MORE
About this series
Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps.
In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE
Think about the holidays this year and have these dates in mind for peace of mind! I think we all need laughter and hugs, a turkey overdose, and some quality family time together spent yelling at the football game on TV. Before that, maybe you ... READ MORE
Dr. Christa Court was recently a guest on the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education's (PIE) podcast, Science by the Slice. Dr. Court is an Assistant Professor of Regional Economics and the Director of the Economic Impact Analysis Program ... READ MORE
Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and South Florida. Even in ... READ MORE
By Violet Krochmalny and Christine Kelly-Begazo.
Recently I was extremely fortunate to secure a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. It was in the early weeks of Indian River County Health Department's first come - first served online registration ... READ MORE
UPDATE: Deadline extended to Friday, September 11th.
UPDATE: Several new crops, including nursery crops and fresh cut flowers, have been added.
USDA has announced an expanded list of crops covered under the Coronavirus Food Assistance ... READ MORE
We are pleased to announce that the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office reopened for business, effective June 15, with office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Visitors are encouraged to schedule appointments for pest/plant ... READ MORE