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Tag: Agribusiness

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… Read More

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus

What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius? A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners.  Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, Snake Lily or… Read More

Imperfect Competition Yields Profitable Market Opportunities

  Imperfect Competition Yields Profitable Market Opportunities  JANUARY 28, 2021 AGRI-BUSINESS,  GENERAL,  TOP POSTS,  VSCNEWS MAGAZINE By Kimberly L. Morgan and Jessica Ryals Photo credit: © Foap.com / stock.adobe.com In nearly all introductory economics courses, the agricultural industry serves… Read More

Florida’s Resilient Food System

FloridAgriculture eNews, August 2020 , Florida Farm Bureau  Contributing Author: Jessica Mendes Ryals Sustainable Food Systems Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Collier County Jessicaryals@ufl.edu The coronavirus is not over. However, slowly but surely our food supply has… Read More

Free Advertising for Your Farm

Direct  to  consumer  marketing such as on-farm sales, farmers markets,  community  supported  agriculture,  U-picks  and  farm tours  can  be  a  great  way  to  generate  customers and get people to share their experience about your business… Read More

Agritourism and U-Pick Operations: Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency Executive Order

COVID-19 has already had significant impacts on our food systems and you may be wondering what the Governor’s new “stay at home order” means for your agritourism and u-pick operation. Governor DeSantis and his team… Read More

Container Vegetable Gardening Collier County Contact, Sustainable Food Systems – jessicaryals@ufl.edu

Vegetable bounty

If your vegetable gardening is limited by insufficient space or an unsuitable area, consider the possibility of raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, a patio, a balcony or a doorstep will… Read More

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

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