Our potential economic advantages over other states lie in our remarkable natural resources and tropical climate. No other state has an Everglades, only Alaska has more miles of coastline and we're among the nation's leading producers of winter crops.What converts these advantages into a competitive edge is our human resources. Smart, well trained people who have a knack for seeing the future and the courage to take a risk.UF/IFAS Extension the folks who have Comprar Levitra historically brought you canning lessons, planting advice and 4 H tomato clubs employs hundreds of such big picture seers and doers.Here are five ways they'll try to give the economy that push this year:Grow agritourism: Florida's largest industry is tourism. Its second largest is agriculture. Extension is marrying the two, giving farmers the regulatory and business know how to host weddings, run U pick operations and corn mazes, launch restaurants and specialty shops on their property, and welcome visitors for tours.Success means visitors spend more in our state, and more mom and pop farms stay viable.The 2012 agricultural census reports nearly a 40 percent increase in agritourism receipts in Florida in five years. Extension has already spearheaded the marketing for the agritourism/ecotourism campaign Naturally EscaRosa. But we're way behind other states and need to do more.Grow a research park. UF/IFAS Extension has been a champion for a research park in St. Lucie County. St. Lucie and surrounding counties produce nearly $700 million in agricultural products annually. But so much more Winstrol W Tabletkach Cykl money could be kept in the local economy if locals could process produce instead of shipping it out of state. The area has the potential to become a leader in converting plants to fuel. The park could be the demonstration site for operations such as shrimp farming to supply local hotels.Build artificial reefs. Extension gets grants and organizes efforts to build underwater ecosystems. Healthy, expanded reefs mean more people flocking to our coasts to board fishing charters, sail, dive, dine, buy bait, stay in hotel rooms, snap up souvenirs and otherwise leave a wake of dollars in coastal communities.A Panhandle area study estimated a $131 return for every $1 invested in reef construction in that region.Launch a food incubator. UF/IFAS is working with Collier County officials on establishing a food business incubator. With IFAS expertise and county support, agricultural entrepreneurs would get help starting companies that sell food related products. IFAS will provide guidance in design and equipping of a food quality lab to be used by incubator entrepreneurs.Promote the expansion of farmers markets. Local farmers need "Anadrol 50" help navigating the rules "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" to connect directly with consumers, who likely don't know about all their buy local choices. We work with local governments on permitting farmers "Oxandrolone Powder India" markets and providing the support to help them succeed.We're Testosterone Enanthate Cycle Length currently educating farmers market operators on how to administer a federal program that makes it easy for people to use food stamps at a farmers "4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Ireland" market Testosterone Enanthate Norma stand.UF/IFAS Extension wants to expand the farmers market movement into as many Florida communities as possible as a way to promote healthy eating and a buy local ethic that drives prosperity.We've got more than a century of practice in looking ahead, and we see huge opportunity in 2015.The beauty of state investment in Extension is that it supplements federal and county support. With enough support, we can continue step up our pursuit of economic development ideas as big as Florida.Payne is senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida's Institute of Agricultural and Life Sciences.