The Citrus County campus of the College of Central Florida has been renamed for Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, the school announced.

GOP Ag Commissioner Candidate Wilton Simpson Says He Will Work To Block Florida Farmland From Foreign Purchases

Wilton Simpson, the Republican seemingly on track to become Florida’s next agriculture commissioner, said if elected, he will seek to block the purchase of Sunshine State farmlands by governments hostile to the U.S. Campaigning in Jacksonville on Thursday, Simpson, who most recently served as Florida…

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drone (in focus) at GCREC, with Dana Choi, left, and Kevin Wang in the background. Choi and Wang are both UF/IFAS assistant professors of agriculture and biological engineering at GCREC – and they’re both new faculty hires in AI.

AI Center Coming To Gulf Coast Research And Education Center; Will Provide Boost For Agriculture

Agriculture is an integral part of Florida’s economy, directly contributing over $10 billion in sales revenues annually and supporting over 133,000 jobs. But farmers face numerous challenges: pests, diseases, labor, rising costs and more. To protect crop yields and the environment, the University of Florida…

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UF/IFAS-developed blueberry app to help growers battle diseases and pests

Hurricane Ian Agriculture Losses In Florida Could Hit $1.56B

With its combination of punishing wind and widespread flooding, Hurricane Ian caused up to $1.56 billion in estimated losses for the state’s agriculture industry, according to a University of Florida preliminary assessment. The assessment, by the University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, estimated…

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