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Veterans Florida Wins $745,000 USDA Grant For Agriculture Fellowships

Veterans Florida, a non-profit created by the State of Florida to help military veterans transition to civilian life and to promote Florida’s status as the nation’s most veteran-friendly state, has received a three-year, $745,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture to fund the Veterans…

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USDA Launches “AskUSDA” to Improve and Simplify Customer Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched the “AskUSDA” Contact Center program which is designed to serve as the “one front door” for phone, chat, and web inquiries, transforming how the public interacts with the USDA. The USDA says, “The AskUSDA site makes it…

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Florida SFWMD, Six Easy Ways to Save Water and Money During the Holidays

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is offering six easy ways to prepare for your holiday meals and parties without running up your water bill. During the holidays, water plays a role in everything from food preparation to the cleanup process. Here’s how to…

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Florida Agriculture Commissioner Encourages Students to Apply for USDA Scholarships at Historically Black and Tribal Colleges and Universities

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Scholars Programs for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and tribal land-grant colleges and universities. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is encouraging students attending eligible Florida institutions to apply. “With the Florida agriculture industry’s increasing need for professionals skilled in cutting-edge innovation…

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Time to Grow Vegetables in Florida, UF/IFAS Launches Bilingual Web App

Now is a good time to be growing vegetables in Florida, particularly beets broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, collard greens, kale, spinach, and others.  While you’re at it, you can get help from the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Florida Vegetable…

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UF/IFAS Extension Florida Farm Labor Education Program, Online in English and Spanish

The fall crop season is underway in Florida and over the next few months, an increase in the farm worker population will help plant, maintain, and harvest our crops in the Sunshine State. Agriculture is an essential industry where farmworker safety is paramount to the…

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Florida-Israel Agriculture Innovation Summit, No-Cost Virtual

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is hosting the virtual Florida-Israel Agriculture Innovation Summit on November 16-19.  Those interested in learning about the agriculture industry in Florida, agriculture innovation from Israel, and opportunities for collaboration between these two agriculture powerhouses are invited…

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Submits Testimony to EPA on Florida Clean Water Act

Commissioner Nikki Fried submitted written testimony on the State of Florida’s request to assume administration of the Clean Water Act’s Section 404 program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In her comments, Commissioner Fried noted her concerns with the Florida Department of Environmental Protections’ (DEP) proposal, highlighting the fact that the only other two states which have…

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Veronique Sallin – 2020 Woman of the Year in Agriculture

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced Veronique Sallin as the 2020 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. For 36 years, this recognition has been awarded to women who have made exceptional contributions to Florida agriculture. Honorees come from throughout…

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Does Not Knowing Enough About Insects Bug You? Join The Insectathon Club

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Does not knowing enough about insects bug you?  Explore the world of entomology with a free, new virtual offering from the UF/IFAS Pasco County 4-H. Insectathon Club for youth, ages 5 to 18, begins October 20, 2020. WHAT:          4-H Insectathon Club,…

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