UF IFAS Helps Florida Panhandle's Agricultural Producers

Feb 4, 2019

Credit Eleanor Clark / WFSU-FM

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.