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Sustainable Agriculture Resources Available for Producers

A few years ago, I was able to meet a couple of farmers and ranchers who received Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) grant funding. Hearing from them directly about how the funds helped their operations, I am… Read More

Research examines how cover crops help soil health on Florida farms

Florida’s sandy soils can be a challenge for agricultural producers. Ensuring the soil retains the right amount of moisture and nutrients is a constant concern. Newly published UF/IFAS research examines how cover crops help soil health on farms… Read More

Ecosystem Services: What Florida Ranches can Offer Beyond a Burger!

Many people think of Florida and see our coastal communities, Mickey Mouse, sprawling urban development, and an almost “care-free or vacation” lifestyle to accompany it. While urbanization and economic development are vital to any economy, there is much… Read More

Sustainable farms, ranches and businesses part of local efforts at Savor Sarasota

By Randall Penn, waste reduction agent, and Sarah Bostick, sustainable agriculture agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Savor Sarasota is coming back to town June 1st through 14th.  During this event, local restaurants will feature lunch and dinner menus… Read More

Is indoor farming a solution? UF/IFAS scientists explain

DAVIE, Fla. – At one time, the concept of vegetables growing inside a temperature-controlled facility where LED lights and advanced technology set the pace for year-round harvesting, promoted photosynthesis and water use efficiency, and required no pesticides, was… Read More