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Sweet Corn Field Florida

An Education in Florida Farming

Florida Life Like a Local Travel

Importance of Farming “Without agriculture, we’d be hungry, naked, and sober,” said Gene McAvoy of UF/IFAS (University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences). Agriculture is a 140 billion dollar industry in Florida – second to tourism. Among the state’s population, 2% are farmers, and agricultural land spans 10 million acres. So, why don’t we think about these farmers more in our everyday lives? The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association recently invited me to tour several farms in south…

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