On July 19, 2023 the Southwest Small Farmer Network held the summer meeting at FruitScapes, LLC on Pine Island in Lee County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight the resiliency of producers on Pine Island which was devastated by Hurricane ... READ MORE
I hope that you and your loved ones are safe from harm. Early Wednesday morning, Hurricane Idalia made landfall along Florida's West Central Coast as a Category 3 storm. As of Friday, many areas of North Florida are without power, and there ... READ MORE
HURRICANE IDALIA PREPARATION AND RECOVERY
As we brace for Hurricane Idalia to arrive in north Florida we anticipate potential impacts to our forests, natural resources, and agricultural operations. Below are some resources that may be helpful ... READ MORE
FLORIDA TREE FARM PROGRAM PREPARES FOR 2023 ASSESSMENT
The Florida Tree Farm Program is preparing for our 2023 program assessment. The Program has been assessed three times since 2010 with no significant issues. The purpose of the assessment ... READ MORE
University of Florida economists continue to hone data sets and methods to improve predictions of the monetary losses to Florida agriculture with each extreme weather event. However, with westward-bound Hurricane Nicole – which came ashore ... READ MORE
After a significant disaster event like Hurricane Ian, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Economic Impact Analysis Program (EIAP) works to provide timely, credible estimates of agricultural losses. ... READ MORE
Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida’s coast lingers, even weeks after the storm’s passing, leaving questions about derelict vessels, water quality and more. Florida Sea Grant UF/IFAS Extension agents and other experts answer commonly asked ... READ MORE
As our community recovers from Hurricane Ian, see the following storm-related updates from our office. You'll find extension program and event updates, storm prep and recovery resources, and local resources here.
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Its that time of year again. Hurricane Season, and with it comes lots of wind and rain. Sometimes too much wind and rain. It is important to be prepared for whatever mother nature throws your way. Especially when you have citrus groves.
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By: Kendra Zamojski and Laurie Osgood
If you lost power or your home was damaged by flooding, the food or water in your home could make you and your family sick.
Fridge and Freezer Food Safety
After only a few hours without electricity, ... READ MORE