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October First Friday with Florida First Detector


October 11, 2022

Recap of October First Friday with Florida First Detector On October 7th, we covered  resources for identification of plant problems. This was the second class in our First Friday series that built upon the basics of invasive species that ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
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World Food Day: Leave No One Behind


October 3, 2022

What is World Food Day? World Food Day is an internationally day celebrated to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Every year, World Food Day is held on October 16. The day brings ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Farm To Fork, Food Security, Food Systems, SeminoleCountyAg, WorldFoodDay

September First Friday with Florida First Detector


September 8, 2022

Recap of September First Friday with Florida First Detector On September 2, 2022, we dove into an overview of invasive species Florida. An invasive species is a non-native species that causes economic or environmental harm or harm to humans. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg
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A Recap of the 2022 Seminole County Farm Tour


April 7, 2022

What was the 2022 Seminole County Farm Tour? On the morning of Friday, March 25, 2022, we embarked on our journey of learning about local agriculture and food systems. We started at the UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Office and then ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Farm Tour, Food Systems, FoodisOurMiddleName, Fresh From Florida, SeminoleCountyAg, Think Local
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Have you heard about Food Check-Out Week?


February 13, 2022

What is Food Check-Out Week? According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average family of four will earn enough money after seven weeks of working to pay for all their food for the rest of the year. Our farmers work all year ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cooking, Farm Tour, Food Check-out Week, FoodisOurMiddleName, Local Agriculture, Local Farms, Local Foods, SeminoleCountyAg, Thank A Farmer, Think Local
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2022 Guide to Seminole County Farms and Farmers Markets


January 7, 2022

Where can I buy locally grown food? Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 2022 Farm Tour, Farm Tour, Farms, Local Ag, Local Food, Seminole County, Think Local
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Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida


October 12, 2021

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eradication, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, News, South Florida
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2021 Virtual Farm Tour and Video Scavenger Hunt


April 19, 2021

What is Farm Tour? Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is usually a fun-filled day where people get the chance to learn about agriculture by visiting local farms in the area! Why do we want to learn about agriculture? ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour, Agriculture, Compost, Farm Tour, Farms, Fresh From Florida, Hydroponics, Scavenger Hunt
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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Organic Farming, CSAs and more!


April 19, 2021

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 1 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Big Daddy’s Farm In growing plants, farmers face many challenges on the farm. Plants need a certain amount of water and nutrients to grow and every plant species is ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour, Agriculture, Compost, Farm Tour, Farms, Fresh From Florida, Hydroponics, Scavenger Hunt

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