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Is Value-Added Agriculture Right for Me?

Many agricultural producers have been advised to consider value-added activities to offset declining farm incomes and a competitive global economy. Such activities may increase net farm incomes, but producers should first assess if the value-added activity is the right… Read More

Florida’s Spiny Lobster Season

From August 6 until March 31, hundreds of thousands of boaters, divers and snorkelers search along Florida’s coastal waterways and throughout the Florida Keys for spiny lobsters. Florida provides 100 percent of the nation’s commercial spiny lobster landings, making… Read More

Community Gardens and Food Safety

Community gardens are spaces where people share the duties and rewards of gardening. These collaborative efforts can be found throughout the country, including Florida. Shared gardens provide gardening opportunities and add beauty to communities. They are also a… Read More

Saving and Using Rainwater

Groundwater resources in Florida face high demand for consumption, agricultural and industrial needs. Taking advantage of Florida’s seasonal rainfall can reduce pressure on groundwater for non-potable uses during drier seasons. For the homeowner, harvesting rainwater reduces your water… Read More