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Category: Agriculture

Agricultural diagnostic services in Alachua County

Pests and diseases don’t stop during a pandemic. Phone numbers for the different labs are provided and we encourage you to take advantage of electronic submissions as much as possible. Distant Diagnostic and Identification System (DDIS)… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Finances

Starting a new agricultural business requires capital either to purchase the land, improve the property, or for operational costs. Learn more about farm finances in our Small Farms Website There are several loan and grant… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Choosing and growing your crop successfully

Choosing the right agricultural commodity for you can be a head-scratching process. When choosing, look at your current assets such as knowledge, expertise, equipment, network, etc. Your previous experiences and connections can help you significantly… Read More

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… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Education opportunities

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Registration for the series is now FULL. If you are interested in further developing your entrepreneurial skills for your agricultural business, we offer an annual series of short courses for potential and beginning… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Land

Assuming that you already have access to the land where you plan to farm (either own it or lease it), one of the first steps to take before starting an agricultural operation is to confirm… Read More