4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. It is a non-formal, practical educational program for youth and uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible ... READ MORE
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
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
The News-Press - 09/30/2021
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
In the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii. Commercial growers can be found in Dade, Lee, Broward, Palm Beach and small producers popping up in Collier County.
Star fruit can be known as ... READ MORE
Yearning to learn about other fruit alternatives?
Photo 1: JAMAS Fruit
The annual Collier County JAMAS class is the brainchild of Dr. "Doug Bug" Caldwell, ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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