The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) was created in 1997 with a legislative appropriation for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). These funds were used to establish a network of 11 stations that were integrated into existing UF/IFAS Extension network of 5 stations in Lake and Orange counties. FAWN was created to assist growers in making decisions related primarily to irrigation scheduling and cold protection. As of 2019, FAWN consists of 42 stations located from Jay to Homestead, and assists decision makers with crop and landscape irrigation, freeze protection, and chemical application.
FAWN's mission is to leverage timely, reliable, and accurate weather data in support of effective agricultural decision making and stewardship of natural, human, and fiscal resources.
FAWN's vision is to support decision making and resource management that will maximize societal benefit and minimize natural resource impact.
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Gainesville, FL 32611-0350
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