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Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture

De Soto County Citrus after Hurricane Irma. Source: FL Farm Bureau Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions. Fall …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/farm-bureau-hurricane-irma-relief-fund-for-agriculture/

Engineering and Agriculture = Fun, Learning and Teambuilding

Youth had only 2 hours to design a bridge that would support a semi load of vegetables. When you hear the word agriculture, it probably evokes words like “farming, livestock or dirt” and maybe even the smell of manure.  For people who work in the agriculture industry, it reminds them of words like “hard work, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/28/engineering-and-agriculture-fun-learning-and-teambuilding/

Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society

This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America.  In this video David Bridges, President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College summarizes the value of American Agriculture and the need to share this information with young people to encourage them to focus on careers in the agricultural industries.  He provides a great nugget of wisdom for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/15/friday-feature-as-goes-agriculture-so-goes-our-society/

Agriculture: A Minor Miracle Going on in Florida

Florida’s 47,000 farms are already vital economic engines that boost the economy in ways that go beyond putting food on consumer’s plates. Agriculture’s resiliency makes it a mainstay of Florida’s economy. When money gets tight, fewer people book hotel rooms or buy theme park tickets, but they don’t stop eating.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Jack …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/agriculture-a-minor-miracle-going-on-in-florida/

Florida’s Rangeland Agriculture and the Environment: A Natural Partnership

Woodlands and rangelands are important to both our economy and environment. Photo by Judy Ludlow Most of us living in panhandle Florida recognize that our farmers and ranchers are committed to sustainable production of food, fiber, and fuel for generations to come, but how will farmers continue to be productive while sharing natural resources with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/18/floridas-rangeland-agriculture-and-the-environment-a-natural-partnership/

Farm Credit Supports 4-H Agriculture Projects

To support agriculture education programs and help rural America grow, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida has designed the Youth Agricultural Loan Program specifically to help active 4-H and FFA members to get a running start with their agriculture-related projects and future success.  Members of these programs not only learn skills like growing crops or raising …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/05/farm-credit-supports-4-h-agriculture-projects/

Incoming UF President Fuchs is Positive for Agriculture

Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources (UF/IFAS) Dr. Kent Fuchs The selection of Dr. W. Kent Fuchs (pronounced “Fox”) as the next president of the University of Florida should be cause for celebration for anyone who cares about Florida agriculture and natural resources. I’ll confess, I had some initial apprehension about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/01/incoming-uf-president-fuchs-is-positive-for-agriculture/

Agriculture Discount for Gator Football Tickets

The Gator Ticket Office is proud to announce a special ticket offer for the agriculture community as well as their family and friends to attend a Florida Gator SEC Football game. On Saturday October 18th watch the Gators take on the Missouri Tigers for their Homecoming Game. Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase game …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/11/agriculture-discount-for-gator-football-tickets/

Consumer Concerns with Animal Agriculture Webinar July 17

You are invited to attend: Easy as PIE webinar series Demystifying animal agriculture & building consumer trust Thursday, July 17 – 2-3 PM Eastern (1-2 PM Central) The average American is now at least three generations removed from production agriculture. This leads to the disconnection between how the public views agriculture and how scientists and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/28/consumer-concerns-with-animal-agriculture-webinar-july-17/

Slow-Release Fertilizers Gaining Momentum in Agriculture

Slow-release fertilizers can reduce nutrient losses from heavy spring rainfall, but still require the 4R’s of nutrient stewardship.   Photo Credit: Doug Mayo The ornamental and turfgrass industries have been using granular slow-release fertilizers for decades. The price has been prohibitive for large-scale agricultural use. In recent years, however, the price has become more affordable, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/28/slow-release-fertilizers-gaining-momentum-in-agriculture/

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