Tag Archive: Industry

Agritourism in North Florida- an Emerging Industry

The Ocheesee Creamery in Calhoun County Florida participates in the annual regional Farm Tour highlighting a number of agritourism opportunities in North Florida.  Photo Credit: Ocheesee Creamery It seems each weekend this time of year is packed with things to do outside; and for good reason!  The weather is perfect and the holidays are approaching.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/20/agritourism-in-north-florida-an-emerging-industry/

Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video

Citrus trees in Hendry County destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Credit: Gene McAvoy This week’s featured video was a CBS News report on the damage from Hurricane Irma to Citrus in Southwest Florida.  The story features Paul Meador, Citrus Grower and Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Agent, who were out earlier this week assessing damage to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/16/friday-feature-hurricane-irmas-impact-on-the-florida-citrus-industry-video/

UF/IFAS Research Estimates Feral Hogs cost Florida Cattle Industry $2 Million Annually

Feral swine can cause $ 2 million per year in lost cattle production in Florida, according to a new study led by Samantha Wisely, UF/IFAS associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation. Photo credit: UF/IFAS archive Feral swine cost the Florida cattle industry at least $ 2 million a year in lost cattle production, according …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/ufifas-research-estimates-feral-hogs-cost-florida-cattle-industry-2-million-annually/

Agritourism: a Growing Industry in the Panhandle

Agritourism – Holmes County Corn Maze – Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hammack Agritourism is an industry that provides alternative income opportunities for Panhandle agricultural producers, while providing recreational opportunities for tourists, schools, churches, and other organizations.  Agritourism activities also promote agriculture, and the vital role that agriculture plays in our daily lives, and the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/17/agritourism-a-growing-industry-in-the-panhandle/

Green Industry Update: Fall 2013

  Pesticide training: Being licensed means complying with the law – but it also means you can run your business better and smarter. The licensing course will provide you with information you will use every day – on issues like laws, safety, labeling, and integrated pest management.  Even more, having a license will give you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/04/green-industry-update-fall-2013/

Green Industry – BMP training

As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license.  In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified. 2014 isn’t that far away.  Take the time to attend class this summer.  Don’t wait to the last minute and have to scramble to find …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/04/green-industry-bmp-training-2/

Green Industry – BMP Training

As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license.  In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified. 2014 isn’t that far away.  Take the time to attend a class this fall.  Don’t wait to the last minute and have to scramble …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/13/green-industry-bmp-training/