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Meet your interim DeSoto County agricultural Extension agent

ARCADIA, Fla. — For many years, Sarah Bostick worked on farms. Now, she brings science-based information to agricultural producers in two counties, including DeSoto. In addition to her role as the sustainable agricultural agent for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension helps get food directly from farmers to customers during pandemic

As the novel coronavirus disrupts the usual methods to deliver food from farms to consumers, UF/IFAS Extension agents are helping connect growers with customers. Two such specialists are Sarah Bostick, an agriculture agent with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat,… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Panhandle Farmers After Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doug Mayo must feel like his cellphone is permanently attached to his ear. For two weeks, Mayo has been taking and making calls, and helping people, mostly farmers, in Jackson County, get back on their… Read More

UF, Georgia Tech Scientists to Begin Work on More Drought-Tolerant Peanut

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers and consumers can benefit from a more drought-tolerant peanut, and scientists from the University of Florida and Georgia Institute of Technology will soon begin research to develop a more resilient crop. With it, growers… Read More