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Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile


October 14, 2021

Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Tripletail, Buoy, Buoyfish, Crab Pot, Debris, Eddyfish, Fillet, Fish, Fish Facts, Fish Fillet Friday, Fish Of Florida, Fishing, Fishing Guide, FWC, How To, How To Fillet, Igfa, Lobotes Surinamensis, Marine Debris, Regulations, Sea Grant, Seafood, Species Profile, Stonecrab, Sustainability, Tripletail

What’s an On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) and how can it help your small farm?


October 14, 2021

In Florida, inspections have begun for large produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Rule (FSMA, PSR). While many small farms fall under a qualified exemption under the rule, it's still a good idea to take advantage ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Farm Food Safety, FDACS, Food Safety, Jessica Ryals, OFRR, Small Farms, SWFL, UF/IFAS Extension
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Professional networking helps Southwest Florida farmers


October 13, 2021

The News-Press - 09/30/2021 Jessica Ryals Guest Columnist USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA Just like other lines of work, building and maintaining relationships is critical for farmers’ professional success. Participating in professional ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Jessica Ryals, Networking, Small Farmer Network, Small Farmers, SWFL, SWFLSFN
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Yearning to Learn about Tropical Fruit? Think JAMAS!


September 8, 2021

Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives? Think JAMAS: Jackfruit Avocado Mamey sapote Annona Starfruit, plus! Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. "Doug Bug" Caldwell, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Annona, Avocado, Jackfruit, JAMAS, Jeff Wasielewsk, Jessica Ryals, Mamey Sapote, Starfruit, Tropical Fruit, Twyla Leigh

Join us for the 2021 SWFL Small Farmer Network Meeting @ Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm


August 17, 2021

The SWFLSFN meeting is back! The Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network meeting is open to established and beginning farmers in Southwest Florida and hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Agents in the region. It's a great opportunity to connect ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Networking, SFAE, Small Farmers, Small Farms, SWFL, SWFLSFN

Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!


July 21, 2021

This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Ocean, Beach, Boating, Cancer, Carcinoma, Diving, Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Heat, Heat Stroke, Keys, Lobster Season, Melanoma, Mini Season, Ocean, Safety, Scallop, Scallop Season, Scalloping, Sea Grant, Skin Cancer, SPF, Squamous, Summer Vacation, Sun, Sunny, Sunscreen, UPF, UV, Water, Weather

Using Tropical Fruit under the Florida Cottage Food Law


July 16, 2021

Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items? The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes Cottage Food ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Collier County, Cottage Food, Entrepreneurship, Farm Business, Hobby Farm, Home Business, Home Gardening, Mango, Regulations, Small Business, Small Farm, Tropical Fruit

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus


July 15, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Farm Business, Food Business, Landscape, Master Gardener, Stinky Flowers, Sustainability, Unusual Plants

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