Hurricane Irma Updates for Miami-Dade Ag Industry

Many growers are still coming to our UF/IFAS Extension office in Homestead with questions regarding damages due to #hurricaneIrma. We understand that you may have many questions on how to proceed after a natural disaster to keep your business running. That is why we are hosting for the second time, a free “Hurricane Irma Updates for Miami-Dade Agricultural Industry” meeting next Wednesday, October 04, 2017, 3:00 pm in our UF/IFAS Extension office.

Please, feel free to share this with fellow growers from nurseries, groves, farms who might have questions and couldn’t attend the first time in September.

Agenda:
I. Situation overview
II. Documenting losses/clean up
a. Grower loss estimates
b. Documenting losses
c. Documenting clean-up costs

III. Assistance resources
a. Insurance
b. FEMA
c. SBA
d. Florida Emergency Loan
e. USDA-Farm Service Agency

IV. Debris management
a. Residential/Commercial/Agricultural
b. Disposal sites
c. Mulching options
d. Burn permits – Florida Forestry Service

V. Overview of proper tree care/plant care after hurricane

VI. Potential salt water intrusion and soil sampling

VII. Questions

VIII. Adjourn