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UF researchers receive a multi-million grant to improve food safety in fresh produce

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.— Outbreaks of foodborne diseases threaten the daily lives of millions of Americans, resulting in recalls and sometimes loss of life. Providing an integrated food safety system for fresh fruits and vegetables that… Read More

Scientists to study crippling tomato disease to lay groundwork for prevention

A destructive disease known as bacterial spot can ruin tomatoes anywhere it strikes. That’s why University of Florida scientists want to understand how the pathogen that causes the disease spreads and evolves on farms. A couple of quick… Read More

Get into a school garden, with our workshop series

In recent months, there has been increased interest in gardening and growing food. Fortunately, the Sunshine State’s growing seasons align well with the school year, and Sarasota County abounds with school gardens. Join us Friday for a day of… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension to assist in FDACS project connecting food-insecure families with Florida-grown produce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is among the organizations partnering on a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)-led grant project to fight food insecurity in several rural Florida communities. In a… Read More

Summer learning for teachers: school gardens

Did you know most teachers spend their summer as students? Fortunately, there’s lots of fun learning opportunities for school garden champions coming up very, very soon! Here in Sarasota County, we are fortunate to have many school gardens… Read More

UF/IFAS supports faculty teams to develop emerging enterprises in Florida

A new UF/IFAS grant program provides over $1 million in funding to further research and education of emerging agricultural enterprises in Florida. This expands traditional crop research to include other enterprises like deer farming, oyster farming and more…. Read More

Local nonprofits receive $161k in grant funds for facility upgrades

In April, 10 Sarasota County nonprofits were awarded $161,379 in grant funding through the Partners for Green Places program. The funds will be used for energy and water efficiency upgrades at their facilities. Partners for Green Places Partners… Read More

UF/IFAS awarded $850K USDA grant to lead multistate research, study disease resistance in lettuce, boost cultivar production

BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Lettuce is one of the top ten vegetables cultivated in the United States and for good reason. Romaine, iceberg, leaf and butterhead types of lettuce are staples in refrigerators around the world. Used as… Read More

Hurricane Michael debris still litters Florida shorelines; $3 million will go toward clearing it

Northwest Florida counties hardest hit by Hurricane Michael are getting a boost to their marine debris removal efforts thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with the National Oceanic… Read More