denise erekson

4-H Volunteer Spotlight: Denise Erekson

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS-September 10, 2019) — When Denise Erekson and her family moved from Texas to Hardee County, Florida, in 2009, she was looking for ways to get her five daughters involved in their new community. She soon met Carolyn Wyatt, director of UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County, who suggested that Denise’s daughters join 4-H. Though Denise had never been a …

agronomy

UF Agronomy ‘At the Cutting Edge of Feeding the World’

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS September 9, 2019) — Diane Rowland’s first professional job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Peanut Research Laboratory set her on what she says has been an unanticipated path concerning the world’s food supply. Now, as the new chair of the University of Florida’s agronomy department, Rowland recognizes the critical role her department plays in the …

agricultural

Agricultural Producers Urged to Learn About Irrigating Wisely at Free UF Event

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Research

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County will host a free event highlighting water-saving technologies available to agricultural producers and how this equipment has already aided growers in the area. Irrigating Wisely in Florida’s Agriculture, held at Brown’s Farm in Hawthorne, Florida, on Sept. 17, will share information on best management practices for utilizing water-saving technologies as well as …

alabama

Alabama Catfish Producers Partner With School Culinary Programs

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Education, Industry News Release

(ALFA) — Young chefs across Alabama soon will create catfish culinary delights through a partnership of Alabama catfish farmers and state school officials. Through the inaugural Catfish Culinary Challenge, Alabama Catfish Producers will donate 600 pounds of U.S. Farm-Raised catfish to 40 Alabama high schools. Student chefs and food service worker students from those schools are part of Alabama’s Family …

research

Research Efforts Discussed at Extension Farm Field Day

Dan Education, Field Crops, Florida, Research

The University of Florida’s West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) held its annual Extension Farm Field Day last week at the research farm near Jay, Florida. At the various stops, growers learned more about research efforts in cotton, peanuts and other row crops. One attendee was Jerry Fankhauser, assistant director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of …

beef

Alabama Beef Short Course Continues

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Education

New cattle producers are invited to attend the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s new Beef Systems Short Course. The short course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared toward new and limited experience producers. Over four nights, producers will learn how to run a profitable beef production. There is a $40 registration fee, and all …

agriculture

New Study Reveals Majority of Students Have Misconceptions About Careers in Agriculture

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Bayer and National 4-H Council “Science Matters” partnership encourages interest in agri-science education in classrooms. Education and skills gaps have long been a challenge for the agriculture industry, as the demand for qualified candidates in agricultural science careers has significantly outpaced the pool of applicants with adequate training and education. Bayer, in collaboration with National 4-H Council, today released the …