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MREC’s Dr. Catherine Campbell Featured on WCJB’s “What’s Growing On?” Segment

Catherine Campbell, assistant professor of community food systems at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, was recently interviewed by WCJB20 in Gainesville about how Florida farmers are recovering from the pandemic.

Campbell was interviewed as part of WCJB20’s “What’s Growing On?” segment.

“The peak harvest occurs in March, which coincided with the coronavirus shutdowns… and that required a lot of pivoting, looking to new market opportunities like selling directly from the farm, doing online sales when they had not done that before,” Campbell said.

Throughout the pandemic, Campbell has been working with Florida farmers, troubleshooting problems and finding solutions to the disruption to the food supply caused by COVID-19. You can read more about Florida farmer response to COVID-19 in her most recent publication, Florida fruit and vegetable growers’ adaptation and response to COVID-19.

To watch her interview, visit What’s Growing On: Recovering from pandemic.