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 …

NRCS Application Deadlines Approaching

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Sign up for Wetland Reserve Easements Agricultural landowners and Indian tribes can apply for a Wetland Reserve Easement until Jan. 13 for FY2017 funding. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance for landowners to purchase and restore wetlands. Applications are available online. Contact Crenel Francis, 352-338-9508 for questions and submissions   Application Deadline set for Agricultural …

Commissioner Putnam Launches Educational Video Series: The Science of Cooking

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam last week launched an educational video series titled “The Science of Cooking” to engage fifth- to eighth-grade students in the science in daily activities, such as cooking. The six videos, which can be viewed here, shift back and forth between a chef cooking a kid-friendly recipe that features Florida-grown products …