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  • UF/IFAS Report: Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources Employment up 29 Percent in 13 Years
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economic report. Direct employment in the agriculture and […]
  • Florida Pomegranate Acreage on the Rise
    Cindy Weinstein, president of the Florida Pomegranate Association, discusses the increasing popularity of growing pomegranates in Florida. “The acreage is growing,” she says.“I’m constantly hearing people calling and saying ‘Oh, I just put in another acre!'” Although there is no exact way to calculate how much pomegranate acreage there is in Florida, Weinstein is certain […]
  • Florida Watermelon Growers Gathered for Educational Day
    The 2016 Suwannee Valley Watermelon Institute took place on December 8 at the Straughn Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Professional Development Center at the University of Florida. Over 150 growers and vendors gathered to attend sessions that addressed issues and provided updates within the Florida watermelon industry. Bob Hochmuth, University of Florida/Institute of […]
  • Show What You Grow!
    Fresh From Florida has begun to collect stories from Florida growers about their farms to promote the growers’ operations on social media. Jackie Moalli, with Fresh From Florida’s industry relations group, said, “Growers are encouraged to submit videos or a few paragraphs for us to share on our social media outreach.” Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and […]