Tips to better prepare farms against COVID-19 for upcoming harvest

Farm owners and workers play a key role in the Florida food production system and are truly essential. COVID-19 caused a major disruption on the 2020 fresh vegetable and fruit crop growing season. University of... more »

BrightFarms extends Southeast presence with high-tech Carolina greenhouse

Bright Farms, a grower of indoor leafy greens, is announcing the opening of its latest indoor farm in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The 6-acre greenhouse will produce 2 million pounds of lettuce per year for the Southeast... more »

COVID-19 safety webinars for farm labor supervisors set in Florida

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center will hold bilingual webinars later this month titled, "Farm Labor Supervisor COVID-19 Safety Updates:​ How to Reduce... more »

Stokes Seeds expands Southeast US sales team

Stokes Seeds has announced the hiring of Kyle Tisdale as territory manager for the southeast Georgia and northern Florida region. In this new position, Tisdale will be responsible for seed and service to growers in... more »

May 10-11 set for Tune in to ‘Ag Tech Expo – the Future of Farming’

Experts from the University of Florida and agribusiness will conduct an ag tech update on May 10-11. The public is invited to tune in to a two-day virtual meeting about the future of farming. To bring... more »

Ag unlocked unknown worlds for sweet potato specialist Tara Smith

Tara Smith describes her career in agriculture as serendipitous. Director of the Central Region, Smith has been an integral part of the LSU AgCenter since she was hired as the state sweet potato specialist in... more »

Florida’s Right to Farm Act signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 88, Farming Operations, on April 29 preserving Florida’s agricultural heritage and modernizing Florida’s Right to Farm Act which regulates agriculture throughout the state of Florida. The governor was joined... more »

Results released from UF/IFAS 2020 mini sweet pepper trial

Results from a University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 2020 mini sweet pepper trial conducted at Old Bailey Farms in Bonita Springs have been released. Varieties planted were replicated four times in... more »

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