The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More
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
Please see below for important information regarding the Operation Cleansweep program from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This program has been funded through the end of 2019.
Stone fruit is a term used for fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries that have a single seed or “stone” in them. All of these fruit normally require a much greater cold period in the winter to properly… Read More
Here’s few tips to consider before you get started. There’s a lot to know, but you can learn it in advance to diving in. This will prevent you from making costly mistakes. Have a Business Plan Create a… Read More
Thanks to all our partners who helped make the first ever Central Florida Food Systems Tour on February 2nd, 2018 a huge success! The tour focused on the entire food system from production to processing, including marketing, distribution, accessibility… Read More
The UF/IFAS Dept. of Food & Resource Economics is hosting the 3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference at the UF/IFAS MREC, Apopka, FL, on February 21st from 9 am – 4 pm. You’ll be able to network… Read More
Beef production is a very fragmented and segregated industry. Unlike many production industries beef production has many different layers, each with its own risks. The state of Florida is known for its commercial or cow-calf production. These are… Read More