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UF/IFAS experts outline hurricane prep, recovery for citrus growers

Like all farmers, Florida’s citrus producers must prepare for the worst before a hurricane strikes. That’s why Fernando Alferez co-wrote a manual that gives growers tips on how to get their citrus farm ready for – and recover… Read More

Farms deliver produce to local food banks through USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

When COVID-19 shut down the food service industry, which supplies entertainment venues like sports arenas, cruise ships and theme parks, many farmers had crops out in the field without their usual buyers open to purchase the goods. The… Read More

Animal sciences graduate shares how extracurriculars led to her career path

During her time as a member of the National FFA Organization through middle and high school, Shelby Bundy learned about the variety of careers in agriculture. After showing livestock at local fairs, Shelby became interested in the animal… Read More

Egg cartons might pack a surprise soon

By Maria Portelos-Rometo and Sarah Bostick UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Recently, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services temporarily changed some of the rules about eggs. These changes are part of a statewide effort to make sure… Read More