Georgia Pecan Growers Association’s Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show

Kelsey Fry Top Posts

The Georgia Pecan Growers Association is hosting its annual educational conference and trade show in Tifton on Wednesday, March 29. The conference will feature several presentations by industry professionals about topics such as pecan diseases, varieties, and genetics. In addition, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will be speaking at the event. Due to positive feedback…

Plastic Mulch May Be Beneficial to Florida Cabbage Growers

Kelsey Fry Cole Crop, Top Posts

University of Florida Associate Professor Nathan Boyd is researching the potential benefits and economic impact of plasticulture production systems for cabbage. He is one of the researchers leading a study on development of weed management plans for Florida cabbage production. "We are looking at the use of plastic mulches for weed control and cabbage production,"…

2017 National Ag Day

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Agriculture Council of America Announces 2017 National Ag Day Date & Theme The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017. This will mark the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2017 is…

Florida FFA Adds Clay Shoot to Beast Feast

Kelsey Fry Top Posts, Uncategorized

It's that time of the year again! Time to enjoy delicious wild game meals prepared by the Florida FFA Foundation. On Saturday, March 25, the 14th annual Florida FFA Foundation Beast Feast will be held at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center near Haines City. The menu may include venison, pork, gator, shrimp, turkey, conch…

Florida Peaches Pack a Punch as a Succulent Snack

Kelsey Fry Peaches, Stone Fruit, Top Posts

March 15, 2017 By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Florida peaches make for a succulent snack, say consumers surveyed by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. That’s encouraging news for Florida producers trying to expand their reach, not only in the Sunshine State but nationally, said Joy Rumble,…

Catching Up with Representative Rick Roth on Capitol Hill

Abigail Taylor Legislative, Top Posts

Florida's 2017 legislative session is underway in Tallahassee. From Capitol Hill, Palm Beach County-native Representative Rick Roth reports on how his bills are faring and some important issues that have been discussed. Roth says he feels good about the way things have been going so far. As a businessman, he thinks he is in a…

UF/IFAS Experts Help Growers Ready for Tonight’s Cold Snap

Kelsey Fry Top Posts, Weather

Date:March 15, 2017 By:Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Growers are bracing for a cold snap tonight that could cost them thousands of dollars in damage. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agents and researchers are here to help. A hard freeze warning is in effect from 2 a.m. to…

Wildfires Plague Florida During Dry Spell

Kelsey Fry Environment, Top Posts, Weather

Wildfire season is currently at a high in Florida. Just last week, over 6,000 acres burned in Collier County. The fire left a portion of Interstate 75 shut down, and mandatory evacuations were ordered. Florida wildfires occur due to various reasons. Human intent is one of the main reasons, but dry weather and lightning strikes…