Storytelling: The key to connecting

Storytelling is a powerful tool to engage and connect with others. Find out how to develop and share your organization's story in a workshop brought to you by the PIE Center, Self Narrate and the Agriculture Institute of Florida.

Behind the lens: One photographer's story of winning images

Go behind the lens with the winners of the 2016 PIE Center photo contest. Learn more about the photographers and the stunning photos they submitted. Winner of best overall and best of Florida categories, Nick Vitale, explains how he is able to capture images of wildlife off the beaten path.

Floridians put water on same level as healthcare, economy

Floridians say the state’s water resources are just as important as healthcare and the economy, according to researchers from the PIE Center. Only two-tenths of a percent separated what the respondents tagged as the three most critical issues. Floridians in the survey reported a high level of engagement in a variety of water conservation habits, but were more likely to save water indoors than in their home landscapes.

Survey: Florida prime spot for winter strawberries

Consumers most frequently buy strawberries in the summer — after Florida’s strawberry season has ended. The state’s strawberry industry contributes $300 million to Florida’s economy annually but faces growing challenges from strawberries imported from Mexico. Consumers value Florida strawberries for the crop’s freshness, taste, price and quality, but seem unaware of when the strawberries are available, according to PIE Center research.

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June 9 – Agritourism in Florida: Examining the industry from a policy and producer point of view

In a state that saw $89.1 billion in tourism spending in 2015, over 100 million tourism visitors that same year, and consistently leads the southeastern U.S. in farm income, it’s no wonder that the agritourism market in Florida presents a worthwhile business endeavor. While...
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