March 21st is National Agriculture Day!
Founded in 1973, National Agriculture Day is dedicated to increasing awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. This year's theme is "Growing a Climate for Tomorrow", putting an emphasis on ... 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
Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study ... READ MORE
If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you.
First, ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered how food shopping practices and consumption affects our environment and the planet? Would you like to learn how to select food options that support the community and are better for your health?
“Sustainable ... READ MORE
As Florida consumers are concerned about coronavirus, it is crucial that sanitation and hygiene best practices are followed. This is very important to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to help flatten the curve in our county and state. Consumers ... READ MORE
One of the more popular décor trends in home designs is that of the ‘farmer’s market décor’. It includes painted metal or wood signs, galvanized aluminum wash tubs, wooden crates, chalkboards and potted plants. In whole, it creates ... READ MORE
Florida’s Cottage Food Law allows food entrepreneurs to use their home kitchen to produce food products that are considered not potentially hazardous. Gross sales for a cottage food operation must not exceed $50,000 annually, require no license ... READ MORE
In April, the UF/IFAS Extension Commercial Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Family Nutrition Program agents and staff teamed up to deliver a joint event serving hundreds of Volusia County residents at the Deland Farmers Market.
Commercial ... READ MORE
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends. A time for relaxation and taking stock of our fortunes. A time to see just how comically large of a turkey we can fit into a deep fryer and, subsequently, a time to thank our local firefighters. ... READ MORE