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Tune in to ‘Ag Tech Expo – the Future of Farming’ May 10-11

Experts from the University of Florida and agribusiness will conduct an ag tech update on May 10-11. The public is invited to tune in to a two-day virtual meeting about the future of farming. To bring... more »

Florida governor signs Right to Farm bill with legislative support

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 88, Farming Operations, on April 29 preserving Florida’s agricultural heritage and modernizing Florida’s Right to Farm Act which regulates agriculture throughout the state of Florida. The governor was joined... more »

UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie announces new director

Four weeks ago, Grantly Ricketts made the switch from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida Extension Osceola to Extension St. Lucie County to fulfill a role he has trained for... more »

Results of a national stakeholder survey of the US blackberry industry

A national survey of growers and related industry professionals was recently conducted to assess the current status and needs for research and Extension in the U.S. blackberry industry. The survey was launched with the goal... more »

Newly planted, established peach trees benefit from irrigation in UGA study

While peach orchards are a common sight throughout middle and south Georgia – helping the Peach State live up to its name – peach producers need more than just the title to ensure that both... more »

Using DNA, UF research shows which bats binge on crop pests

“Big bats binge bad bugs.” It’s a catchy, alliterative title, and it’s apropos for the latest research work by University of Florida scientist Holly Ober. All bats in the Southeast eat insects and feed at... more »

NC Agricultural Sciences Center named for longtime ag commissioner Steve Troxler

North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler was recently honored by the N.C. General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper by the passage and signing of HB 137 that named the new Agricultural Sciences Center in Raleigh... more »

Virtual Ag Tech Expo – The Future of Farming scheduled for May 10-11

Ag Tech Expo – The Future of Farming, is a virtual event to be held from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Southwest Florida Research and Education Center on May 10-11.... more »

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