From the Desk of Gilbert

A Change in Title but Not Allegiance

by J. Scott Angle jangle@ufl.edu About eight months ago, I brought UF President Ben Sasse to the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC). He met world-class agricultural scientists and world-class agricultural leaders from Hillsborough and Polk counties and beyond. It must have made an impression. A couple of weeks later, he made me the

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DiMaggio Will Lift Aquaculture Lab to Central Role in Industry

By J. Scott Anglejangle@ufl.edu@IFAS_VP Back in the early 1990s, aquaculture was a niche industry, a loosely connected group of largely self-taught producers, according to Marty Tanner, a longtime Florida aquaculture producer and leader. Craig Watson and the founding of the UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL) in Ruskin helped change that, Tanner said. The establishment of

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Happy Centennial, Wish Farms

By J. Scott Angle jangle@ufl.edu @IFAS_VP Without one of the most ancient of technologies, the wheel, we might not be celebrating the centennial of Wish Farms here in Plant City. Its #AgIsAmerica story starts on the streets of Manhattan in a single pushcart selling fruits and vegetables. It continues with the Wishnatzkis migrating to Central

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