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Florida’s agriculture, marine industries report effects of COVID-19 restrictions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida economists now have a baseline understanding of ways the pandemic has affected the agriculture, aquaculture and marine sectors of Florida’s economy. According to Christa Court, who led a monthlong survey effort along… Read More

Preliminary reports in COVID-19 impact survey show effects vary by industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As University of Florida economists cross the halfway point in their surveys of Florida’s agriculture and marine industries related to the impacts of COVID-19, initial reports indicate that impacts vary widely across industry types in… Read More

Creating a directory to sell directly to FL consumers during COVID-19 outbreak

Many of the traditional markets for the distribution of goods to consumers have been disrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be ideal to have a way to connect the consumers and the producers so we can all… Read More

Resources for Agribusinesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the Coronavirus pandemic disrupting operations for businesses, including agribusinesses, government and industry have developed new resources to support business owners and their employees.  Below is a resource list, including information on available aid, state and federal requirements… Read More

Outlets for Local Produce

During the pandemic, many of our local producers have had difficulty finding outlets to sell their produce, while distributors, institutional buyers, food banks, and others may need produce.  Listed below are opportunities that may be of help now… Read More

Agritourism and U-Pick Operations: Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency (FL Executive Order 20-91)

COVID-19 has already had significant impacts on our food systems and you may be wondering what the Governor’s new “stay at home order” means for your agritourism and u-pick operation. Governor DeSantis and his team used the Department… Read More

Essential Travel Documentation for Ag Industries during COVID-19 Shut-Down

One question producers and other food industry employers have been concerned about since the onset of COVID-19, relates to ease of travel for farm employees and managers within the agricultural sector. Specifically these individuals are concerned about areas… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Choosing and growing your crop successfully

Choosing the right agricultural commodity for you can be a head-scratching process. When choosing, look at your current assets such as knowledge, expertise, equipment, network, etc. Your previous experiences and connections can help you significantly in different aspects… Read More

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

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… Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Education opportunities

Agricultural Entrepreneurship If you are interested in further developing your entrepreneurial skills for your agricultural business, we will be offering a couple of workshops on August 25th and September 11th at the Farm Credit location in Alachua County…. Read More