USDA Announces $27 Million in Grants Available to Support the Local Food Sector

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the availability of $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses. “These grants will continue USDA’s support for the local food sector as an important strategy for keeping wealth in …

Georgia Agribusiness Council Welcomes a New Board Member

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Georgia native Hunter Loggins is the newest board member of the Georgia Agribusiness Council. He has been appointed the position for public affairs and education manager. Loggins has a background in the legislative arena and believes his experience in the Capitol will help him be an asset to the council. Loggins says he is going to focus on the ag …

UF/IFAS Researchers Show Potential Market for Locally Grown Asian Vegetables

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GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 11, 2017 — Asian-Americans in three East Coast states, including Florida, yearn for more of their native vegetables, and those crops can be grown in the East, say two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers. Gene McAvoy, a UF/IFAS Extension vegetable specialist, and Shouan Zhang, a UF/IFAS plant pathology associate professor, were …

Underway: The 66th Annual Georgia Plant Food Educational Society Winter Meeting and Tradeshow

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The 66th annual meeting of the Georgia Plant Food Educational Society Winter Meeting and Tradeshow is underway this week in Tifton, Georgia. The Tuesday and Wednesday Georgia Plant Food Educational Society event for crop advisors and producers continues to expand its program efforts and vendor trade show, taking place at the University of Georgia Tifton Conference Center for the sixth …

Silviculture Best Management Practices

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Notice of Intent Enrollment Grows to Over 5 Million Acres Florida has over 17 million acres of forests. Seventy-one percent of those acres are privately owned; the rest are owned by the public (29 percent) and forest industry (6 percent). These “Working Forests” are managed to produce a variety of wood and wood fiber products. In addition, these forests also …

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Show Celebrates 15 Years

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The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference celebrated its 15th year in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The four-day event, running January 5–8, featured over 10 different educational conferences and more than 200 exhibitors all under one roof. The show is organized by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) and the South Carolina Peach Council, in conjunction with grower associations …

Longtime Duda Executive Named UF/IFAS Champion for 2016

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By: Brad Buck GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hugh English, a key figure in the citrus industry known for his many contributions to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been honored as the 2016 UF/IFAS Champion. English was recognized Dec. 1 at the Gulf Citrus Growers Association luncheon in Fort Myers, Florida. The UF/IFAS Champion Award honors …

Tickets on Sale for Feb. 14 Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet

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TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2017) — Tickets are on sale for the 38th annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet on Feb. 14, which will honor four inductees who have made invaluable contributions to Florida agriculture. The banquet, which each year celebrates the accomplishments of industry leaders who have served in research, education and business, is held in the Special …