Many farmers are incorporating tourism into their operations to draw visitors and earn an alternate source of income. If you’re interested in establishing an agritourism business, you can now register for and attend a workshop scheduled for ... READ MORE
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and ... READ MORE
Grape stomping, seed-spittin’, U-pickin’ farm day for the agriculture and tourism students from the Junior and Senior High Schools across Putnam County. Ever After Farms, located at 372 Sisco Road in Pomona Park, graciously hosted over ... READ MORE
It's summer time, and SJC has turned up the heat!
***Our event has been POSTPONED until 2022 due to health concerns***
Datil peppers are an iconic, heirloom tradition in St. Johns County. In 2013, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 3
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 3: Pappy’s Patch
What is agritourism?
As many of us know, tourism is Florida's number one industry! Agriculture is our number 2 industry in the state. Agritourism may sound like ... READ MORE
So my IFAS blog is moving ... sort of. I have several pages I've created over the last few years that I'm re-posting now as actual blog posts. This post covers agritourism-related resources for Extension agents, producers, and other educators ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture Extension Center (HAEC) accomplished a challenging feat and grew sweet corn during this wet fall weather. Two phases (0.84 acres each) of 8 different commercial varieties of sweet corn were planted on August ... READ MORE
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
We need farm and food businesses to keep providing us with fresh foods. Local growers are taking extra precautions to reduce risks on their farms, and farm visitors have a responsibility to use safe practices too. If visitors are not respectful ... READ MORE