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Category: Agribusiness

The Importance of Submitting Plant Samples to Diagnostic Laboratories

Why Submit a Sample? In this age of modern technology and web based diagnostic platforms, it is becoming much easier for producers and other professionals in plant production to find answers to questions about their… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but… Read More

Creating a directory to sell directly to FL consumers during COVID-19 outbreak

Many of the traditional markets for the distribution of goods to consumers have been disrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be ideal to have a way to connect the consumers and the producers so… Read More

Online CEU opportunities for license renewal

There are multiple ways in which you could earn Continued Education Units (CEUs) to renew your pesticide license online. You can visit one or more of the websites below for online CEUs: University of Florida… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Finances

Starting a new agricultural business requires capital either to purchase the land, improve the property, or for operational costs. Learn more about farm finances in our Small Farms Website There are several loan and grant… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Plan

Without laying out a plan, a Farm Business Plan, plants may grow but the farm, most likely, will not be successful. The first step you should consider, especially if you are starting a farm in… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Choosing and growing your crop successfully

Choosing the right agricultural commodity for you can be a head-scratching process. When choosing, look at your current assets such as knowledge, expertise, equipment, network, etc. Your previous experiences and connections can help you significantly… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – General resources for prospective and beginning farmers

When doing your research on your new farm or on sections of your business plan, you will find plenty of websites and it can be overwhelming. Where to start? What websites are reliable? To keep… Read More