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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 24, we talk about support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, have information about marketing beef in today’s environment, remind producers about the sales closing deadline for crop insurance, talk about bees, technology Read the rest of this entry »

Farming Technology

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Everett Griner talks about how farming technology continues to grow in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report, watch the video and learn more.

New UF/IFAS Scientist Brings Latest Technology to Battle Against Invasive Species

by Robin Koestoyo, University of Florida/IFAS

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Dr. Minteer

Carey Minteer, a research professor with expertise in the use of biological controls to manage invasive plants, has joined the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Florida has the most invasive species in the country, with 28 ports of entry, including seaports, airports and train stations.

Minteer, who is also an expert in geographic information systems, is based at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce, Florida. She is collaborating with professor James Cuda, UF/IFAS Extension agent Ken Gioeli and other scientists to fight the state’s most noxious weeds, including the Brazilian peppertree, one of Florida’s most widespread invasive plants. Read the rest of this entry »

Cellular Agriculture

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Everett Griner talks about some good reasons for cellular agriculture in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference is Next Week

uf-ifas-logoThose in agriculture won’t want to miss the Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference coming up next week. University of Florida/IFAS economists and other experts will discuss economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions. The second annual event, organized by the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department, will be held February 9th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Phone App Balances Conservation and Production

By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service

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USDA-NRCS rangeland scientist Emilio Carrillo tests the new LandPKS mobile app on his smartphone.
Photo by Jeffrey Herrick.


New mobile phone applications (“apps”) are helping farmers and land managers balance productivity with conservation. Known as the “Land-Potential Knowledge System” (LandPKS), the suite of apps identifies and delivers information about specific soils to anyone with a mobile phone, according to Jeff Herrick, a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

New Communications Concept – SMART Farm Debuts

SMART Farm brings to the forefront advanced technology and innovative practices that help farmers and ranchers grow and raise food sustainably

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At the CES® (Consumer Electronics Show), the largest consumer electronics show in the world, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) introduced a new communications concept, called SMART Farm, aimed at bridging the gap between the acceptance of innovation that’s a part of consumers’ everyday lives with the science and technology happening on today’s farms and ranches. Read the rest of this entry »

NRCS Joins Ag Organizations in Agreement to Promote Ag Technology

USDA/NRCSThis week, nine private sector agricultural organizations signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


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Cyber Crime

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Everett Griner talks about agriculture now a cyber crime target in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending November 4, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at more information concerning early work on a new farm bill, remind beef and dairy producers about an upcoming deadline, talk about peanut stocks, the turkey hotline, Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Student Is New 2016-2017 National FFA Secretary

Victoria Harris

Victoria Harris

The 89th National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up this past weekend in Indianapolis and the 2016-2017 National FFA officer team was announced. One of those members is from Florida, as Victoria Harris, a biology major at the University of Florida, will serve as national secretary. Bryce Doeschot talked with her about being a new national FFA officer and about her career in FFA.


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Florida FFA Member Elected To 2016-17 National FFA Officer Team

From the National FFA Organization:

ffa2016-2017-nat-officersINDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016/National FFA Organization) – Students from Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina and Texas have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2016-17 National FFA Officer team.

David Townsend, an agricultural and natural resources and plant science major at the University of Delaware, was elected president. This is the first time the state of Delaware has had a national FFA president. Victoria Harris, a biology major at the University of Florida, will serve as secretary. Read the rest of this entry »

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