Sign Up for Lake County Farm Safety Day

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Lake County Extension will hold a Farm Safety Day on December 14 at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Agriculture Center at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. The training is designed to educate workers on equipment safety, CPR and first aid, updates to the Worker Protection Standard, pesticide applicator safety and…

Training Opportunity for Farm Labor Supervisors

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The Farm Labor Supervisor Training program recently wrapped up its last scheduled class for the fall. Fritz Roka, associate professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida’s Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, says that even though the scheduled classes have ended, there is still plenty of opportunity to request…

Veteran Economist Named Interim Director of Tropical Research and Education Center

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS) Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC), has been named interim director of the center as the unit is hiring seven new faculty members. The new scientists include an agro-ecologist (a combination of agronomist…

USDA Designates 3 Counties in Florida as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

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From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Alachua, Flagler and Putnam counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by insufficient chill hours that occurred from Nov. 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. “Our hearts go out…