Recording the Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural Professionals
UF/IFAS researchers are surveying agricultural professionals on the impact of COVID-19. The intent of the project is to capture the stories within the Florida food system to provide insights into the adaptations, innovations, and issues that have arisen throughout the food system during this pandemic.
If you work in any of these industries, including crop production, aquaculture, commercial fishing, forestry/timber, nursery and greenhouse operations, agritourism, beekeeping, etc., we want to hear from you! Understanding the impacts of the pandemic will help UF/IFAS strive to support food system awareness and research. Please read more about how you can participate here: Response Requested from Ag and Marine Industry Professionals for Impacts of COVID-19
Agricultural Professionals in the Big Bend Region of the Florida Panhandle:
Additionally, there is an ongoing collaboration between UF/IFAS, Florida Gulf Coast University, and FAMU to conduct qualitative recorded interviews via Zoom with industry professionals. This effort spans across all segments of the food system, including farmers, producers, restaurant owners, community and school garden leaders, farmers’ market managers, and more. Industry professionals in these agriculture or food-related sectors in the Big Bend Region of the Florida Panhandle who are interested in sharing their stories and experiences should contact Molly Jameson, Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems Extension Agent in Leon County, at firstname.lastname@example.org.