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UF/IFAS Extension helps North Florida dairies move into grazing using a perennial grass


January 14, 2014

Jan. 14, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – North Florida dairy farmers are increasing their use of grazing and hay areas thanks to the hybrid, perennial, warm-season Tifton 85 bermudagrass, tested extensively by the University of Florida’s Institute ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Dairy, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

Pastured ‘wild’ horses to cost U.S. $1 billion by 2030, researchers warn in report


August 26, 2013

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Captive “wild” horses will cost U.S. taxpayers $1 billion by 2030 if federal management approaches don’t change, according to a new report by a pair of researchers ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bureau Of Land Management, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Madan Oli, Montana State University, National Research Council, Robert Garrott, University Of Florida, Wild Horses, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF study: Florida’s agricultural and natural resources industries remain strong since recession


July 17, 2013

Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries provided a $104 billion impact on the state in 2011 and have continued to improve since the 2008 recession, according to a new ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Forests, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agriculture, Alan Hodges, Economic Impact, Food And Resource Economics, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm offers education, fun


March 12, 2013

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Milk may be sold in supermarkets, but it comes from cows – that’s the lesson being offered this Saturday at Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a free open-house event ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Cow, Dairy, De Vries, Family Day At The Dairy Farm, Hague, Milk, Open House

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm returns March 16, public invited


February 5, 2013

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Last year’s open house at the University of Florida dairy farm was so successful that organizers were “moo-tivated” to repeat the event, which returns to Alachua ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Cow, Dairy, De Vries, Family Day At The Dairy Farm, Farm, Hague, Milk

UF/IFAS faculty aid Fort White teens in building aquaponics system to raise fish, vegetables


February 4, 2013

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some teenagers want a car; Tiffy Murrow wants to feed the world. The Fort White High School junior has spent almost two years learning to farm fish, with help from the ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Crops, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aquaponics, Cichra, Fort White, Murrow, Oelfke, Tilapia

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