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Starting a Farm in Alachua County – General resources for prospective and beginning farmers


March 26, 2020

When doing your research on your new farm or on sections of your business plan, you will find plenty of websites and it can be overwhelming. Where to start? What websites are reliable? To keep it simple but efficient, I compiled a brief ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Alachua, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Starting A Farm, Starting A Farm In Alachua Co

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Education opportunities


March 26, 2020

Agricultural Entrepreneurship If you are interested in further developing your entrepreneurial skills for your agricultural business, we will offer again a series of short-courses for aspiring and beginner farmers related to agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Alachua, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Starting A Farm, Starting A Farm In Alachua Co

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Land


March 26, 2020

Assuming that you already have access to the land where you plan to farm (either own it or lease it), one of the first steps to take before starting an agricultural operation is to confirm that the property’s zoning district enables you ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Alachua, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Starting A Farm, Starting A Farm In Alachua Co, Taxes

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Overview


March 26, 2020

One of the most frequent questions I receive as a commercial horticulture agent is: What can I grow in Alachua County that is easy to grow and will be profitable? There are no simple answers to this question. The real question should be, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Alachua, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Starting A Farm, Starting A Farm In Alachua Co

The New Face of Florida Farm Workers – Robots

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March 26, 2020

Migrant workers have long been the greatest asset to Florida growers. Without their hard work and dedication, growers would be unable to feed our nation. However, as immigration laws become more strict, the migrant worker pool has dwindled, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Low Compact Tomato Plants, Pest Management, Precision Agriculture, Robotics, Robots, Smart Sprayer, Thorvald, UV Lighting, Weed Control

University of Florida Researchers Boost Ornamental Aquaculture

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March 25, 2020

In Florida, the most valuable sector of aquaculture is providing ornamental fish, plants and invertebrates for the aquarium industry. About 90 percent of freshwater ornamental fish are produced in captivity however only a few marine species ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aquaculture, Aquarium, Catfish, Coasts And Marine, Fish Tank, Induction Spawning, NationalAgWeek, Ornamental Aquaculture, Sharkminnow, TAL, Tropical Aquaculture Lab, UFIFASNew

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