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Category: Farm Management

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 it simple but… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Education opportunities

Agricultural Entrepreneurship If you are interested in further developing your entrepreneurial skills for your agricultural business, we will be offering a series of workshops for potential and beginner farmers related to agricultural entrepreneurship. You are encouraged to attend… Read More

The New Face of Florida Farm Workers – Robots

Migrant workers have long been the greatest asset to Florida growers.  Without their hard work and dedication, growers would be unable to feed our nation.  However, as immigration laws become more strict, the migrant worker pool has dwindled,… Read More

Selecting a Pasture Base: Bahiagrass vs. Bermudagrass

This time of year I receive a lot of calls regarding pasture renovation and the question arises about what species to plant as the warm-season, perennial pasture base for livestock in Central Florida. A perennial pasture should be… Read More

2020 Manatee County Land Judging Competition

The 59th annual land judging competition sponsored by the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District was held in late February at the Quattlebaum House at the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant. More than fifty students answered test… Read More

Watering Systems for Rotational Grazing

Rotational grazing is a tool that can help increase forage production and average daily gain. But rotational grazing comes with more management planning. One of the biggest factors that determines the feasibility of rotational grazing is actually the… Read More