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Becoming a Farmer (Part 5 of 7): “Dude, Where’s My Farm?

December 7, 2023

"There is no there there." -- Gertrude Stein, Author "Where" your farm business is located is a very important question. It matters in many ways. Like the Ashton Kutcher movie, "Dude, Where's My Car?", you don't want the location of your farm ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Work & Life
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, BecomingAFarmer, Business, Farm, Farm School, Grower, Pgm_Ag, Ranch, Small Farm, Small Farming

2023 Fall Meeting of the SWFL Small Farmer Network

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November 28, 2023

On November 3, 2023, the Southwest Small Farmer Network held our fall meeting at Circle C Farm in Hendry County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight Circle C’s new on-farm store, learn about pasture management, connect producers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Business, Farmers, Small Farms, SWFL, SWFL Small Farmer Network, UF IFAS Extension
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Stories of Gratitude for the World of Wildlife: Foxes 

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November 22, 2023

This November, we’re celebrating Wildlife Wednesdays with unique stories of gratitude for the animal kingdom. From pollination to pest management, follow along with this month-long blog series each Wednesday to learn why we have much to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Conservation, Environment, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Stories_of_gratitude, Wildlife
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Becoming a Farmer (Part 4 of 7): “How” Will You Produce Your Crops and Raise Your Animals?

November 1, 2023

"It isn't what you do, but how you do it." —John Wooden, Hall of Fame basketball coach Last time we talked about some of the thousands of different products, the "what" you can produce on a farm, from livestock to bees and fish, from trees ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, BecomingAFarmer, Business, Farm, Farm School, Grower, Pgm_Ag, Ranch, Small Farm, Small Farming

42nd Annual Volusia County Farm Tour

October 27, 2023

November 17, 2023 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm The Volusia County Farm Tour has been a popular fall tradition since 1981. The agriculture industry is the silent engine of the Volusia County economy where local farmers create jobs, feed families ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock,
Tags: Agriculture, Cattle, Central District, Farm Tour, Food, Horses, Livestock, Volusia County

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