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Category: Agribusiness

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but… Read More

CARES Act Assistance for Small Business and Agriculture

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion relief package includes various provisions to help small businesses and agriculture. Small Business Assistance The U.S. Senate… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and… Read More

Got Pesticide Pileup? Operation Cleansweep for Disposal

closeup photo of water droplets on a leaf

Got pesticide pileup? Have you inherited someone else’s pesticide storage? No worries even if it’s your own! Operation Cleansweep is a great opportunity to properly dispose of pesticides that you may have been putting off… Read More

Florida Farming: Grow, Process, Sell, Repeat: The UF/IFAS Florida Direct Marketing Handbook Is Published

Tips for farmers' market sales

Do you dream of a small farm side hustle to test your business savvy and open up your financial opportunities for the future? UF/IFAS Extension has just the guide for you! The Florida Direct Marketing… Read More

March 1st Application Deadline for Agricultural Classification or “Greenbelt”

Did you know that in Florida, land used for commercial agriculture may qualify for reduced property taxes? The deadline to file an application for agricultural classification is March 1st. Applications must be submitted to your… Read More