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Category: Crops

A Day in the Life of a UF/IFAS Extension Agent: Juanita Popenoe

TAVARES, Fla. – When growers in central Florida need help with an alternative crop to citrus, they turn to Juanita Popenoe. The University of Florida IFAS Extension agent spends her days helping farmers who are looking for options… Read More

Hurricane Relief: UF/IFAS Extension to Help Distribute 36,000 Jars of Peanut Butter in the Florida Panhandle

Eleven days out from Hurricane Michael, Rachel Pienta considers Wakulla County lucky. She’s using that good fortune to help others who aren’t so lucky. “If the storm had veered a little to the east, it could have been… Read More

Update on Florida Crop Damage Caused by Hurricane Michael

Contact: Alan Hodges, 352-294-7674, awhodges@ufl.edu Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567, tnordlie@ufl.edu Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As of October 15, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have begun gathering information they need… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension District Director Advances Mission of Serving

By Robin Koestoyo   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Foresight is a gift leaders use to advance organizational missions. Anita Neal has for more than two decades led the development of new programs that save money for homeowners and nursery… Read More

New UF/IFAS Report Shows Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources and Food Industries Grew 2007-2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The latest installment of an annual report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences reveals some good news about the state’s economy – from 2007 to 2016, the portion of Florida’s… Read More

A Day in the Life of a UF/IFAS Extension Citrus Agent: Steve Futch

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Steve Futch’s official office is located in Lake Alfred at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center. But most days you’ll find him working out of his other office — his car — driving from… Read More

New UF/IFAS Crop-Damage Assessment System Will Speed Reporting After Disasters

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the wake of Hurricane Irma, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences realized that their UF/IFAS Extension colleagues needed a better system for reporting damages and losses suffered by… Read More

UF Hosts Hemp Workshops for Growers, Industry in August

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is taking the first step to introduce industrial hemp to growers and industry across the state. The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project will host a… Read More

UF’s New Honey Bee Lab Will Support Beekeeping, Agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty percent of the food we eat is made possible by honey bees. And behind each of these hardworking pollinators is an equally hardworking beekeeper or scientist who helps them thrive. The University of Florida’s… Read More

Citrus Research and Development Foundation accepting applications for COO

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Citrus Research and Development Foundation has launched a search for its next chief operating officer. Located at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Center in Lake Alfred, Florida, the CRDF is a direct support organization… Read More