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Carambola (Star Fruit) in Collier County
In the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii
Enterprise Planning: Starting Your Small Farm in Collier County
Of Florida’s 47,000 farms, 93% are considered small farms. According the the latest USDA data, in Collier County there are 322 farms, 139 new and beginning farmers and 4% of total farms in the county that sell direct to consumer (USDA, Census Data 2017)
What's Going on in Florida
Yearning to Learn about Tropical Fruit? Think JAMAS!
Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives? Think JAMAS: Jackfruit Avocado Mamey sapote Annona Starfruit, plus! Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. "Doug Bug" Caldwell, Emeritus Commercial Landscape Horticulture Agent for Collier County Extension
The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor
Join us for the 2021 SWFL Small Farmer Network Meeting @ Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm
The SWFLSFN meeting is back! The Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network meeting is open to established and beginning farmers in Southwest Florida and hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Agents in the region. It's a great opportunity to connect with fellow farmers and food entrepreneurs and see first hand the challenges and opportunities involved in food production
Mango season is coming to an end here in Southwest Florida, but the longans are ready to harvest! Longan tree at the UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Grove, Ryals, J. 2021 This delicious fruit tree is well adapted to tropical climates where there are distinct wet and dry periods, making it a great tree to grow in Collier County
10 Tips for Healthy Backyard Chickens
Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some? Biosecurity is also known as "Health & Sanitation" and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock. The main goals of biosecurity are to help reduce disease transmission and to protect you and your birds from becoming ill
Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!
This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read and Dr