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
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
After Hurricane Irma in 2017 and Michael in 2018, there is no telling what this year’s hurricane season has in store for Florida.
Yet these recent storms have shown us that preparation is key, according to experts with the University of ... READ MORE
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
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
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
Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources (PCR) department manages more than 20,000 acres of parks and preserves enjoyed by more than 17 million visitors annually. When Hurricane Irma struck, PCR worked fast to have these valuable resources ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida in early September, she threatened to starve thousands of dairy cows by delaying the “grain train” – two dozen freight cars of feed commodities bound for the Lake Okeechobee ... READ MORE
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
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida IFAS Extension facility in Collier County was rated for a category 3 hurricane. But it was no match for Hurricane Irma.
“Before we came to check on the building, we had heard the damage was ... READ MORE