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Register Your Farm on www.SWFLFresh.com


August 10, 2022

If you are a SWFL farmer selling your products locally or direct to consumer, consider registering your farm on the SWFL Fresh: Choose Local, Choose Fresh website. Who can create a profile? Farmers selling SWFL grown produce, meat, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, Local Food, SWFL, Swflfresh, UF IFAS Extension

MEDIA ALERT: Miami Dade HS interns explore urban food production with partners, historic Red Rooster Overtown


July 28, 2022

WHAT: Six Miami-Dade County public high school students are at the final stage of a comprehensive internship program exposing them to the many facets of urban food production in South Florida. On August 3, the interns will celebrate their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Florida 4-H, Indoor Vertical Farming, Sustainable Urban Food Production, Vertical Farming

Recap: Spring 2022 SWFL Small Farmer Network Meeting on National OJ Day


May 16, 2022

The Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network is a peer-to-peer network focused on exploring diversified and sustainable farming systems. This group is open to established and beginning farmers in Southwest Florida and hosted by UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, C.U.P.S., Citrus, National OJ Day, Networking, Small Farmer Network, SWFL, SWFL Small Farmer Network, SWFLSFN

Planning A Tropical Fruit Grove


April 13, 2022

Planning a successful tropical fruit grove takes a lot of time, resources and understanding of what your goals for production are. When done well, you are not only rewarded with good harvests but also a reduction in mistakes, better use of financial ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Business Planning, Collier County, Enterprise Planning, Fruit, Jeff Wasielewsk, Jessica Ryals, Tropical Fruit

2022 Annual Collier County Ag Tour Recap


March 30, 2022

In a long-standing tradition, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County hosted the Annual Collier County Ag Tour on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. This annual tour gives participants access to the stories, tastes and sights of farm life from the farmers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, SWFL, UF IFAS Extension
a Florida landscape, demonstrating some of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles, such as mulching.

Landscape Professionals: Add “Florida-Friendly” to your resume


January 28, 2022

Many of the landscape professionals I've spoken with have shared that they value licensing and certifications. Expanding their professional qualifications allows them to stand out as a leader in their field, earn the respect of their peers and ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Environment, Featured, Green Industry, Horticulture, Indian River Lagoon, Martin County, Special Topics, UF IFAS Extension
close up of sunn hemp cover crop. Cover crops can be part of a sustainable agricultural operation.

Sustainable Agriculture Resources Available for Producers


September 30, 2021

A few years ago, I was able to meet a couple of farmers and ranchers who received Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) grant funding. Hearing from them directly about how the funds helped their operations, I am still excited ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Martin County, Sustainable Agriculture, UF IFAS Extension
landscaper planting/weeding. Article discusses the value of licensing and certifications for professional landscapers

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals


September 24, 2021

In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, GIBMP, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF IFAS Extension
green industry professional pruning shrubs; shows the work of green industry professionals

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional


September 24, 2021

Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more. The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF IFAS Extension

Okay google … Search for funding opportunities for my farm


September 7, 2021

If only it would be that easy! It can be tricky to filter through all the information available on the web, tease apart what programs apply to you, and find out about what is available locally. For that reason, Alachua, Bradford, and Union ... READ MORE

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

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