Jessica M. Ryals, Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Agent UF/IFAS Extension Collier County
Jeff Wasielewski, Commercial Tropical Fruit Agent UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
Next to labor, equipment can be one of the largest ... READ MORE
Recently, Collier County Extension received an email about strange looking spots on an avocado fruit. A sample was submitted to the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center Plant Diagnostic Clinic to figure out exactly what was causing ... READ MORE
In Florida, a person can manufacture certain cosmetic soaps, lotions, moisturizers, and creams in their home per Florida Statute 499.01(2)(p). These specific types of cosmetic manufacturers do not require a license, permit, or inspection of ... READ MORE
Are you a Florida Beekeeper interested in selling your honey under Florida's cottage food exemption but uncertain of the rules and regulations?As of July 2021, Section 500.80, Florida Statutes, now referred to as the "Home Sweet Home Act," ... READ MORE
If you are a SWFL farmer selling your products locally or direct to consumer, consider registering your farm on the SWFL Fresh: Choose Local, Choose Fresh website.
Who can create a profile?
Farmers selling SWFL grown produce, meat, ... READ MORE
The Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network is a peer-to-peer network focused on exploring diversified and sustainable farming systems. This group is open to established and beginning farmers in Southwest Florida and hosted by UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE
Planning a successful tropical fruit grove takes a lot of time, resources and understanding of what your goals for production are. When done well, you are not only rewarded with good harvests but also a reduction in mistakes, better use of financial ... READ MORE
In a long-standing tradition, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County hosted the Annual Collier County Ag Tour on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. This annual tour gives participants access to the stories, tastes and sights of farm life from the farmers, ... READ MORE
What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius?
A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners. Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, ... READ MORE
Direct to consumer marketing such as on-farm sales, farmers markets, community supported agriculture, U-picks and farm tours can be a great way to generate customers and get people to share their experience about your ... READ MORE