UF Leads Trend to Open Food Businesses with Workshops

Dan Economy, Education, Industry News Release

Kimberly and George Vecchio wanted to reinvent their 20-acre farm near Vero Beach from mostly animals to produce so they could start a food business. Though George had been a gourmet chef for more than 20 years, they didn’t know how to start the new enterprise. “We didn’t know what questions to ask, or even where to start, even though …

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Culver’s to Donate Custard Sales to FFA

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Culver’s announced it will donate proceeds from custard sales to FFA on May 3rd. Proceeds from every scoop purchased will go to FFA and other local agricultural organizations, according to the restaurant chain. Thursday May, 3rd is Culver’s Scoops of Thanks Day. Scoops of Thanks Day is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project. The project supports agricultural education programs, …

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Farm Co-ops Applaud the American Food for American Schools Act

Dan Education, Industry News Release

The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives applauded the introduction of The American Food for American Schools Act. The legislation in the Senate will strengthen monitoring and enforcement of “Buy American” provisions of the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, if approved. Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, says the last several years has seen …


UGA Hosting Alfalfa in the South Workshops

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Education, Georgia, Livestock

The UGA Forage Team is proud to announce the return of the popular alfalfa workshops. UGA Extension will host four, one-day workshops entitled “Alfalfa in the South“. Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the UGA Animal and Dairy Sciences Department, says they are excited about the expansion of alfalfa. UGA Hosting Alfalfa in the South Workshops The workshops will be held: …


Acclaimed Cattle Nutrition Expert Named Director of UF/IFAS NFREC

Dan Cattle, Education, Industry News Release, Research

When Glen Aiken wasn’t helping his grandfather wrangle cattle in the smothering Texas heat, he was traveling with his father to meat packing houses across the region. “I swear I visited every meat packing plant between Oklahoma City and El Paso before I was 12 years old,” Aiken joked. So, when it came time to choose a college major, animal …


University of Florida Hosting Family Day at the Dairy Farm

Dan Dairy, Education

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the University of Florida’s Dairy Unit in Hague will host its fifth “Family Day at the Dairy Farm”. Visitors will see a real working dairy farm, learn about dairy production, animal health and welfare, and hear experts discuss UF efforts that help provide local, top-quality milk to Floridians. The event is free to the public …

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National Ag Day Reminds Us of the Enormous Impact of Agriculture on Our Daily Lives

Dan Education, General, Industry News Release

When most people walk into a grocery store, the shelves are stocked year-round with all the food they want, so they might not consider the origins of their food. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said it’s critical to know the origins of our food supply, and not just the sake of being aware. “As …