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Castillo Family Farms

The Castillo family provides invaluable research resources to IFAS and the NRCS through their unique farming operation in Plant City, Florida.

Lease vs. Purchase: The Best Option

As equipment needs increase, be sure to consider the cost-benefit options of leasing versus financing or paying cash when acquiring equipment. To make the most beneficial long-term decision, consider more than the up front cost of the machine. When deciding how to structure your equipment financing these advantages of leasing are worth consideration— it’s an excellent way to improve cash flow/free up capital, avoid equipment depreciation and maximize tax advantages — all saving you money.

Veterans Choosing Careers in Agriculture with New UF/IFAS Program

Through the new Veteran Agriculture Selection Program (VASP), the GCREC has a mission to “expose veterans to various modern crop production practices and helping them develop positive relationships and career opportunities within the Florida agriculture industry while they are enrolled in a University of Florida certificate program.”


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