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Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting Recap 2018

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On Monday, November 5th, small-scale vegetable farmers, cattle ranchers, mushroom growers, food foresters and industry members came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges of small-scale farming in Southwest Florida.                … Read More

Event: Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting November 5th

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We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane, Naples, FL 34120… Read More

Yellow Flowers of Invasive Earleaf Acacia and Christmas Senna Easy to Spot in November-December!

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                                Above: The earleaf acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) grows to 40 feet tall and has unique curled, “ear” -whose ear? seed pods and unique, elongate leaves with parallel veins. Right, above: Compare the Christmas senna (Senna pendula ‘Glabrata’ )… Read More

Cane Toads Start Hoppin’ When the Rain Starts Droppin’- Do You Know Where Your Dog Is?

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Protect your dog from straying into a Cane toad at night- they can be deadly and/or the consequences expensive to deal with at the veterinarians! See these 2 fact sheets: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/09/Can-Toad-update-Aug-2018-BLOG-DougC.pdf  and http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/collierco/files/2018/05/Cane-Toad-Johnson-6pp-2017-BLOG.pdf

Value Added Agriculture | Is It Right for Your Farm?

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In response to declining net farm income, many farmers are being advised to engage in “value added activities” to survive. However, considering a new enterprise in your business comes with risks and time must be spent assessing and planning to determine… Read More

EVENT: Collier County Agricultural Tour Wednesday, March 21st 2018

Collier County Ag Tour

Take a “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour of Collier County’s Agricultural Operations On Wednesday, March 21st 2018 the Collier County UF/IFAS Extension presents an all-day bus tour highlighting the vibrant agriculture of the region. This year the Ag Tour will showcase… Read More

Birds, Bats & Bees: Integrated Pest Management on Small Farms

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  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a broad approach to managing pests on your farm and considers growth of a healthy crop, human health, ecosystem health and economic inputs when using strategies to deter pests. IPM uses a number of techniques,… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Fresh in Florida?

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Eating in season in Florida can be a real treat! And this time of the year we have a variety of vegetables and fruits available at grocery stores, farmer’s markets, farm stands and CSAs. According the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer… Read More