The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting workshops to help combat damage to the Panhandle’s Agricultural industry.
The panhandle has lost $1.28 billion worth of timber. Additional losses of cotton and cattle push the price tag to $1.5 billion.
University of Florida Agriculture Institute Director, Glen Aiken says research and preparation will help for the future, “I think ultimately following the hurricane agriculture in that region I think it’s going to become even stronger through improvements we make and trying for one think come up with strategies to mitigate damage from future hurricanes.”
IFAS will conduct on-farm research and hurricane recovery workshops beginning February 12th. The first is slated for Blountstown.