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What’s an On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) and how can it help your small farm?
In Florida, inspections have begun for large produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Rule (FSMA, PSR). While many small farms fall under a qualified exemption under the rule, it's still a good idea to take advantage of an
Professional networking helps Southwest Florida farmers
The News-Press - 09/30/2021 Jessica Ryals Guest Columnist USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA Just like other lines of work, building and maintaining relationships is critical for farmers’ professional success. Participating in professional networks is a great opportunity to learn from peers, mentors, exchange ideas, meet clients, and gain access to resources and opportunity
What's Going on in Florida
Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile
Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic federal regulations check out this tripletail page on the
NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University
Carambola (Star Fruit) in Collier County
In the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii
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
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)
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