UF IFAS Hastings Extension
The Hastings Agricultural Extension Center (HAEC) is a UF/IFAS demonstration and research unit. Tracing its history back to creation in 1923 of the Potato Investigations Laboratory, a branch of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations, in 2004 a coalition of local farmers, business leaders and politicians had a vision of a facility to address growth and sustainability issues affecting a rapidly growing northeast Florida.
HAEC serves several audiences and performs multiple functions. There are “living” displays that educate Extension clientele on alternative practices such as Florida-friendly landscaping principals, alternative crop production systems and sustainable commercial agricultural practices focused on conservation of our valuable and irreplaceable natural resources. Research projects conducted at HAEC focus on practices to ensure there is a sustainable agricultural industry and environment within the region.
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