UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 2343 Mowry Road, Bldg. 69UF/IFAS Communications PO Box 110810Gainesville, FL 32611-0810 352-392-2411352-392-7902 Fax NEWS RELEASE U.S. Department of Agriculture official named to lead UF/IFAS May 4, 2020 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has named J. Scott…Read More U.S. Department of Agriculture official named to lead UF/IFAS
May 3, 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a widespread impact on the Sunshine State. Florida agriculture has experienced significant disruption to its supply chain by the nearly overnight shutdown of the foodservice sector. This has left a sudden…Read More Web-Based ‘BUY LOCAL’ Resource Assistance
May 3 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak Prudent use of water is an ongoing matter of importance for the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District). Demand projections by the District show the Tampa Bay region will need an additional 10 million gallons per day of new…Read More District Offers Water Savings Tips; Rebates
April 29th 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak Chances are that many, if not all of you, know the importance of tourism as it relates to Florida’s economy. But did you know the second largest contributor to the Sunshine State’s economy is agriculture, employing 2 million people…Read More Agriculture and Florida’s Economy
April 23, 2020 By Sarah McCormick Agriculture has seen better days, according to reports from local farmers across the state. With record numbers of restaurants, theme parks, casinos, schools, and other attractions closed, farming has become one of the hardest-hit industries not only in Florida…Read More Farmers Offer Direct Sales to Consumers Amid COVID-19
April 23, 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak They may not like the characterization, but Florida’s producers are really gamblers. Each year they take huge risks with their crops, hoping there will be farm workers available to help plant and harvest along with a market to buy…Read More The “GAMBLERS” Face New Challenges; How Will They Fare?