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AI center coming to Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; will provide boost for agriculture

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October 25, 2022

Agriculture is an integral part of Florida’s economy, directly contributing over $10 billion in sales revenues annually and supporting over 133,000 jobs. But farmers face numerous challenges: pests, diseases, labor, rising costs and more. To ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Business, Center For Applied Artificial Intelligence In Agriculture, Crop Yields, Dana Choi, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, J. Scott Angle, Jack Rechcigl, Jobs, Kevin Wang, Labor, Machine Learning, Nathan Boyd, Plant Breeding, Robotics, Start-up Companies, Technology

COVID-19 risk factors vary by farm workers’ legal status; shows need for tailored measures

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September 29, 2020

As laborers return to the fields this fall in Florida, both unauthorized workers and those authorized to plant and pick crops through a guest worker visa are vulnerable to the coronavirus. In fact, an estimated 75% of Florida crop workers have ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Farm Management, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Covid-19, Farms, Food And Resource Economics Department, Gulcan Onel, H-2A, Labor, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Susceptibility, Underlying Health Issues, Workers

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