Agriculture’s impact on Florida is huge. In fact, a just-released UF/IFAS study showed that Florida’s combined agriculture, natural resources and food industries added $132 billion to the state’s economy in 2015 alone. To support this economic sector, UF/IFAS Extension offers education to producers across the state, ensuring that the crop varieties they grow and the management methods they use are all backed by the best science available. Whether it’s citrus or soil, livestock or lettuce, find resources from UF/IFAS experts on topics that span the entirety of agriculture.
Citrus growers can explore UF/IFAS-developed management strategies for pests and diseases, information on scion and rootstock varieties, and much more. To get in touch, find your local UF/IFAS Extension citrus agent or see a list of upcoming events near you.
For farmers, UF/IFAS offers Florida-specific fact sheets and other technical documents on dozens of crops, all of them based on in-state research and experience. Residents interested in growing their own food can find helpful UF/IFAS publications and websites geared specifically to home gardeners.
Cattle ranchers, dairy farmers and other livestock producers can find a wealth of knowledge on topics such as business management, facilities and equipment, nutrition, and more. UF/IFAS Extension also offers the UF Veterinary Extension and the UF/IFAS Florida Dairy Extension.