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Category: Agribusiness

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

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… Read More

Agritourism and COVID-19 Prevention

Many workplaces, schools, and social venues have been shut down. One thing remains: Everyone still needs to eat. It’s more critical than ever to keep domestic farming, ranching and associated food processing, packing, and distribution… Read More

Explore Local Farms and Foods for Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

Written by Julia Soondar, Food Systems Intern, UF IFAS Extension- Osceola County On June 27th, Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day will be celebrated for the second time, as declared by the United Nations…. Read More