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Florida’s agriculture, marine industries report effects of COVID-19 restrictions

May 18, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida economists now have a baseline understanding of ways the pandemic has affected the agriculture, aquaculture and marine sectors of Florida’s economy. According to Christa Court, who led a monthlong ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agribusiness, Andrew Ropicki, Christa Court, Covid-19, Damage Assessment, Economic Impact, Economic Impact Analysis Program, John Lai, Pandemic

4-H hatches virtual learning ‘egg-sperience’ at Palm Beach schools

April 29, 2020

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – Fluffy yellow chicks are typically crowd pleasers, especially with young children and teachers. For almost a decade, hundreds of chicks have been the featured attraction in a popular 4-H educational program known ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, American Heritage, Embryology School Enrichment Program, Florida 4-H, H.L. Johnson Elementary School, Noelle N. Guay, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County

UF/IFAS names new director for Range Cattle Research and Education Center

April 21, 2020

ONA, Fla. --- As a child working and living on the family farm, Brent Sellers took on the nickname, “Weedhopper,” because an acquaintance said he was always jumping around in the weeds. “Who knew at age 5 or 6 that I would work as a ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agronomy, Brent Sellers, Cattlemen, Cattlewomen, Director, Jack Payne, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Weed Science

COVID-19 response: Resources for horse owners and businesses

April 13, 2020

Extension Horses, through a partnership between UF/IFAS Extension equine faculty and several other land grant universities, has developed resources for horse owners and managers to provide information and support during COVID-19. Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, COVID19, Equine, Equine Business, Horses

UF plant and soil diagnostic labs essential to Florida agriculture, economy during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

In the time of COVID-19, plants still get sick, and the soil that nourishes them needs care. The health of plants and soil is critical to agriculture, an industry designated an essential service in response to the pandemic. That’s why today, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Analytical Services Laboratories, Carrie Harmon, COVID19, Everglades Research And Education Center, Extension Soil Testing Lab, Insect Identification Lab, Nematode Assay Lab, News, North Florida Research And Education Center, Plant Diagnostic Center, Rao Mylavarapu, Saqib Mukhtar, Tropical Research And Education Center
UFIFAS Extension Dean Nick Place

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, EVENTS, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Young rancher credits UF/IFAS Extension for much of her success

February 25, 2020

Megan Johnston works alone, proudly managing a 140-acre ranch. Though there are no typical days, Johnston gets up about 5:30 every morning to feed the cows and their calves on land near Floral City, Florida. Johnston attributes much of her ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Cattle, Citrus County, Forage, Horse, Megan Johnston, Rancher, Soil, Tampa, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County, UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County

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