Florida FFA Adds Clay Shoot to Beast Feast

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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 salad, oyster stew, swamp cabbage, …

Wrap-Up of the 2017 Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Annual Supper

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Members of the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) met on February 7 for the 2017 GAC Membership Supper and Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The dinner was preceded by a reception for members to mingle. The speakers during the dinner included: GAC Chairman Jimmy Champion, GAC President Bryan Tolar and keynote speaker Wesley Langdale. Langdale spoke about furthering the agricultural education of …

Florida 4-H Annual Meeting Celebrates Successes, Looks to the Future

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By: Samantha Grenrock, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu Source: Chris DeCubellis, 352-846-4444, cdecube@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida 4-H agents spend their careers helping young people learn life skills that put them on the path to becoming successful adults. However, these dedicated professionals also know that learning is a lifelong process. At the 2017 4-H Youth Development Institute, Florida 4-H faculty and staff from …

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

Kelsey Fry Industry News Release, Top Posts, Uncategorized, Vegetables

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 …

UF/IFAS’s Folta named Pro Farmer Ag Person of the Year

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“Dr. Folta has been a leader in the fight against the anti-GMO movement for years,” said Chip Flory, Pro Farmer editor. “He was a natural choice for his leadership and many years of education on biotechnology, and for being committed to sharing that knowledge with the general public.” Folta publishes a website and podcast titled “Talking Biotech” (www.talkingbiotechpodcast.com). Its purpose …

Rapid Cooling Techniques for Longer Shelf Life in Produce

Kelsey Fry Leafy Vegetables, Research, Top Posts, Uncategorized

For small farmers, delivering fresh, high-quality produce to markets can be quite a challenge. So many factors involved with harvesting, handling, packaging, transportation and storage are the reasons that some operations cease to expand sales. Temperature, especially in Florida, is a major challenge that growers face. Steve Sargent, post-harvest Extension specialist in the horticultural sciences department at the University of …