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Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises

Our program focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing Hillsborough County small farms, and aims to educate the next generation of small farmers. Our agents provide science-based information, hands-on activities, and educational assistance to develop the skills and competencies needed to start in the agricultural industry. Serving both part-time and full-time farmers, our program consists of a wide range of activities that benefit small and backyard farms, such as field trips, demonstrations, workshops, and seminars.

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Click here for our Program Brochure

mall Farm Programs

Alternative Enterprises

  • Agro-tourism
  • Aquaculture
  • Bee Keeping
  • Bio-Fuel
  • Hydroponic Technologies
  • Mushrooms
  • Tropical Fruits

Contact Our Agents

Commercial Citrus:
Chris Oswalt
Commercial Fruits and Vegetables:
Alicia Whidden
Environmental Horticulture Production:
Shawn Steed
Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises:
Francisco Rivera

Phone (813) 744-5519

Upcoming Events

UF/IFAS Directory

5339 County Rd. 579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334

Directions to Our Office

8am – 5pm


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