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UF/IFAS holding workshop for farmers’ market managers and vendors


October 16, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Farmers markets have been growing in popularity throughout the last decade as consumers discover the benefits of buying farm-fresh food directly from small-scale, local growers. However, increasing popularity has also ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Farmers' Markets, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS helping homeowners across Florida deal with coyotes


October 13, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Coyotes were introduced in Florida in the 1920s for hunting and, today, they live in every county in the state and are becoming a nuisance in some areas. Lisa Hickey, an Extension agent for the University of Florida’s ... READ MORE

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

North Florida farmers are using sesame as a rotation crop


September 30, 2015

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- In between seasons of corn, peanut, and cotton, North Florida farmers were interested in growing a rotation crop that could withstand the wilting heat of summer and be harvested by machine. So, since 2011, University of ... READ MORE

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

History marker honors UF/IFAS Extension’s role in helping Florida’s farmers, ranchers, families


September 21, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the early 1900s, every farmer and rancher in Florida knew their county Extension agent by name: It was the person from the University of Florida who taught them the best and latest techniques, and homemakers how to ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jack Payne, Nick Place, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS offers “How to Start a Food Business in Florida” workshop for entrepreneurs


April 14, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Have you been thinking of turning your grandma’s delicious cake recipe into a cake-selling business? Or maybe all your friends have told you that you should bottle your homemade organic salsa and sell it? Soo Ahn, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

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