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Giving Thanks for the Growers


November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving reminds us to give thanks. A reminder is much needed for all of us! So many times all that we have does not easily register over the demands of work in all its forms, the things and experiences we wish we had, and the other struggles ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Food System, Green Industry, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension, Worker
Mango orchard, with flooded swales and leaning trees after Hurricane Ian

A Survey of Hurricane Ian Impacts to Martin County Agriculture


October 3, 2022

This report summarizes the damage I observed and discussed with Martin County farmers and nursery growers during site visits and phone calls on September 30, 2022. Overall, the agribusinesses I heard from said the impacts, if they had any, were ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Hurricane, Hurricane Ian, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension
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Sustainable Agriculture Resources Available for Producers


September 19, 2022

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

Summit to help ag businesses learn to market themselves through new media

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September 1, 2022

Want to know more about how to promote your agriculture-based business? You might reach more customers with a more effective presence on social media, among other tactics. To learn more about how to use non-traditional media to promote your ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education And Communication, Center For Rural Enterprise Engagement, Consumers, Lauri Baker, Marketing, New Media, Rural Businesses, Social Media, Webinars
Florida-Friendly Landscape maintained by licensed landscape professionals. Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.

Hiring a Pesticide/Herbicide or Fertilizer Applicator: Choose Licensed


August 18, 2022

Why Choose Licensed? Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed. Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Licensing, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension

Register Your Farm on www.SWFLFresh.com

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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, Branding, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, Local Food, Marketing, Product Marketing, SWFL, Swflfresh, UF IFAS Extension

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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