Citrus Administrative Committee to Hold Nomination Meeting

Jim Rogers Events, Fresh, Regulation

A nomination meeting for the Citrus Administrative Committee (CAC) will be held via Zoom at 10 a.m. on April 21. The meeting may be accessed here. Nominations for all grower districts, as well as a shipper/handler meeting, will be conducted. The CAC Nominating Committee has offered a draft slate for consideration, but additional nominations are encouraged and can be offered …

Finger Limes to Be Focus of Online Event

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Finger limes will be the topic of a March 23 virtual symposium sponsored by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS CREC). Finger limes are a unique citrus variety gaining interest among chefs, foodies and citrus growers. The symposium, targeted to commercial citrus and specialty crop growers and marketers, will be …

Upcoming Events for Florida Citrus Growers

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In the latest episode of the All In For Citrus podcast, Michael Rogers, director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center, previews two upcoming events citrus growers will want to attend. The first is a Finger Lime Symposium. The half-day event will be held virtually from 1 p.m. to 5 …

Florida Grower Citrus Show Agenda Set

Ernie Neff All In For Citrus Podcast, Events

Researchers Mark Ritenour and Sandra Guzmán with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) outline the agenda for the Florida Grower Citrus Show on Jan. 26-27 in Fort Pierce. Ritenour and Guzmán, both of the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, will be presenters at the show. Ritenour will discuss maximum residue tolerances for fruit …

Flavor Summit Returns in February

Ernie Neff Events

After a year’s postponement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Florida is hosting the 2022 Flavor Summit – Industry Perspectives on Feb. 22-24. Industry professionals are invited to attend and learn about the science behind flavor. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) and the UF Center for Smell …

CREC Open House a Hit

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The Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) Nov. 16 open house and field day “was quite a crowded event. It went off really well,” CREC Director Michael Rogers reports. Rogers says the event drew about 200 industry members, as well as 150 CREC faculty, staff and students. The CREC is a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences …

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Open Conversation, Hands-On Exhibits and Field Tours

Ernie Neff All In For Citrus Podcast, Events

Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) Director Michael Rogers previews the Nov. 16 Open House/Field Day at the CREC in Lake Alfred. The CREC is part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). The program will begin at 9 a.m. “It starts off with a panel discussion, talking about strategies to improve overall health of …

Peace River Growers Hold Annual Meeting

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Past accomplishments and plans for the future were discussed at Peace River Valley Citrus Grower Association’s (PRVCGA) annual meeting in Arcadia April 15. Attendees also got some laughs from a 30-minute stand-up comedy routine by Tim the Dairy Farmer, acting as keynote speaker. PRVCGA Chairman R. Roy Petteway of Hardee County summarized successes from the past year, including increasing local …

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Citrus Expo, Other Events Highlighted

Ernie Neff Citrus Expo, Events

Michael Rogers discusses three popular upcoming citrus grower educational meetings: Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute in April, the Florida Citrus Show in May, and Citrus Expo in August. Rogers is director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. UF/IFAS is the primary planner of educational presentations at all …