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Hurricane Heroes: Nicole Walker

September 15, 2021

Nicole Walker, director of UF/IFAS Extension Polk County and associate director of the UF/IFAS Extension Southwest District: Even though it’s inland, Polk County has seen its share of damage from hurricanes and tropical storms over the years. ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation
Tags: FEMA, Hurricane, Hurricane Irma, Nicole Walker, Tropical Storm, Tropical Storm Charley, Tropical Storm Frances, Tropical Storm Jean, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

UF/IFAS Extension helps develop campaign to connect Southwest Florida consumers, growers

April 30, 2020

NAPLES, Fla. – Southwest Florida’s farmers want you to eat their produce, and many consumers crave locally grown food. To meet those desires, a UF/IFAS Extension agent is helping launch a new marketing campaign to urge consumers to buy and ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Consumers, Coronavirus, Hurricane Irma, Jessica Ryals, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, SWFL Fresh, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County

UF/IFAS Report: 2016-17 Citrus Season Saw Smaller Harvest, But Higher Prices Cushioned Impact on Growers

December 19, 2018

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Higher prices offset production declines during Florida’s 2016-17 citrus growing season and so the industry’s overall economic contributions changed little from 2015-16, according to a new report from ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Christa Court, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Economic Report, Food And Resource Economics Department, Hurricane Irma, News, Price

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

September 11, 2018

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 grove to grove ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Citrus Greening, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, DeSoto County, Hardee County, Hlb, Hurricane Irma, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Steve Futch

Florida Sea Grant helped save Keys lobster industry nearly $4 million after Hurricane Irma

April 12, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hurricane Irma displaced more than 150,000 spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys last year, sometimes miles away from their original locations. But a novel eyes-in-the-sky solution has saved the industry nearly $4 million, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida Keys, Florida Sea Grant, Hurricane Irma, News, Spiny Lobster

UF/CALS biology adviser among emergency animal rescue team responding to Hurricane Irma aftermath

September 25, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Prior to a hurricane’s landfall, families are reminded to include pets in their disaster plans. But often times protecting larger animals or finding pet-friendly shelters can be difficult and these animals may need to ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Hurricane Irma, News, Veterinary Medicine - Small Animal Clinical Sciences

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