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Connect with your local food system this World Food Day

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October 11, 2022

World Food Day is celebrated globally each year on October 16. Those in Central Florida can celebrate with local UF/IFAS Extension events throughout October. In 2021, 13.5 million U.S. households were food insecure, meaning they lacked reliable ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community Gardens, Farm To Table, Farms, Food Banks, Food Insecurity, Food System, Food Systems, Global Food Systems Institute, Hunger, Local Food, World Food Day

UF/IFAS awarded 1st Ph.D. plant breeding program in Florida, one of few in USA

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July 13, 2021

Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation. The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Crops, Elaine Turner, Environmental Benefits, Fiber, Forage, Gene Editing, Genetics, Global Food Security, Hunger, Lettuce, New Program, Peanuts, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vance Whitaker

Accept the Challenge: Donate peanut butter to feed local families


September 28, 2020

Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! As many people continue to experience the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of the Apalachicola Bay, an increased demand for food bank assistance remains. One ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Donations, Florida Peanut Federation, FPPA, Franklin County Florida, Hunger, Peanut, Peanut Butter

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