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 ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
I visited an organic strawberry grower the other day who was worried about a rapidly expanding disease in part of her field containing the Camarosa variety. The symptoms were what you see before you: leaf spots constrained within the leaf ... READ MORE
There are several markets for cattle, however, one approach is to take them to a stockyard and auction them off for the “going rate.” It is difficult to define the “going rate” since that depends on the several variables including the ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Hamilton County Extension Office will be hosting a peanut production meeting for interested peanut producers from Hamilton and surrounding counties on February 26, 2018 at the Extension Office in Jasper, Florida. This year the meeting ... READ MORE
This morning, Yakima Chief – Hopunion announced that Alpha Analytics, a popular hop testing company, will no longer be accepting samples from outside producers. This is a setback to the burgeoning Florida hops industry and the brewers who ... READ MORE
What is a Cottage Food?
A cottage food product is a non-potentially hazardous food product produced in an unlicensed home kitchen. A person who produces a cottage food product is a Cottage Food Operator.
Does a Cottage Food Operator require ... READ MORE
Question: I'm an entrepreneur looking to start a food product related business in Collier County. But where do I start? How can I find information on business planning, product development and regulations? And what process do I need to go through ... READ MORE
The MREC team recently attended the annual Tropical International Plant Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to talk with the industry and see what new tropical plants we can look forward to see in 2018 on store shelves and in garden centers.
With ... READ MORE