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 planning to determine… 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 Tour will showcase… 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 number of techniques,… 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 Agriculture and Consumer… 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 Collier Regional Park… 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 collapsed and there… Read More

What is the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee?

Culinary Accelerator

What is the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee? The Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee is a membership-based commercial kitchen where members can select from a range of customized hours and plans to prepare, cook and package their culinary creations for… 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 do I need… Read More