Agriculture

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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.

Agronomic Crops

Florida agriculture involves a variety of agronomic crops, ranging from peanuts, sugarcane and small grains to cattle forages and cotton. The UF/IFAS Extension program addresses production of all these crops and offers a wealth of information on management of terrestrial and aquatic weeds.

Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

For farmers and home gardeners alike, 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. Citrus growers can explore pest and disease management strategies, scion and rootstock information, and more.

Livestock

Cattle ranchers, dairy farmers and other livestock producers can find 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.