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Value Added Agriculture | Is It Right for Your Farm?

Value Added Ag

In response to declining net farm income, many farmers are being advised to engage in “value added activities” to survive. However, considering a new enterprise in your business comes with risks and time must be spent assessing and… Read More

EVENT: Collier County Agricultural Tour Wednesday, March 21st 2018

Collier County Ag Tour

Take a “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour of Collier County’s Agricultural Operations On Wednesday, March 21st 2018 the Collier County UF/IFAS Extension presents an all-day bus tour highlighting the vibrant agriculture of the region. This year the Ag… Read More

Birds, Bats & Bees: Integrated Pest Management on Small Farms

Bat house

  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad approach to managing pests on your farm and considers growth of a healthy crop, human health, ecosystem health and economic inputs when using strategies to deter pests. IPM uses a… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Fresh in Florida?

What's Fresh in FLorida

Eating in season in Florida can be a real treat! And this time of the year we have a variety of vegetables and fruits available at grocery stores, farmer’s markets, farm stands and CSAs. According the Florida Department of… Read More

Event: Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Orchid Show

Orchid

UF IFAS Extension Collier County and Collier County Parks and Recreation are pleased to join with area orchid enthusiasts to present Orchids in the Park.  A local Orchid Show and Sale located at the North… Read More

Collier County Extension Building Takes a Hurricane Hit

Hurricane Irma Damage of IFAS Bldg

Hurricane Irma roared through Collier County taking roofs, screens, signs, trees, foliage, electricity and cell phone service. The UF IFAS Extension Collier County building was hit hard. The metal roof was ripped off, the ceiling… Read More

Question: How Do I Start a Food Business in Collier County?

Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce

Question: I’m an entrepreneur looking to start a food product related business in Collier County. But where do I start? How can I find information on business planning, product development and regulations? And what process… Read More

Disaster Strikes – Opportunity Knocks: American Farms in Collier County

As it barreled up the Atlantic towards the state of Florida, meteorologists and news anchors warned of potentially devastating winds, floods and rains. Floridians watched with trepidation as the National Hurricane Center updates aired on… Read More

Collier County Extension | Garden Diagnostic Tests| Thomas Becker, Master Gardener and Urban Hort programs coordinator, filizzi@ufl.edu

Below you’ll find forms and instructions on soil tests, water tests, plant disease tests, nematode tests. All testing must be sent to Gainesville.   Plant or insect ID are available here. Water Analysis Information Plant disease $40… Read More