Agriculture is an integral part of Florida’s economy, directly contributing over $10 billion in sales revenues annually and supporting over 133,000 jobs. But farmers face numerous challenges: pests, diseases, labor, rising costs and more.
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On Jan. 19, 2006, Dave’s Auto Repair became the first Sarasota County Green Business Partner. Join us in this blog series over the next several months as we highlight our partners by looking back over the past 15 years of this fantastic partnership!
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Many of us at some point consider going into business for ourselves. I have done this myself with varying levels of success. The idea of having no one to answer to is appealing. So is the thought of being able to set your own schedule. Business ... READ MORE
For UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) alumnus Chad Gainey, Halloween is not only just his favorite holiday, it’s a chance to showcase his spooktacular pumpkin carvings on the hit ... READ MORE
Pasco County is home to many food entrepreneurs. I get calls all the time asking about ServSafe classes and cottage food questions. I understand these are stressful times. For those of you who own a cottage foods operation and you mostly ... READ MORE
A new business supplying animal feeds to rural Niger is helping to overcome vast distances and other hurdles that constrain the productivity and incomes of goat and sheep farmers.
Though 90 percent of the rural population in Niger owns ... READ MORE
By Noah Boldt, master's student studying fisheries and aquatic sciences, CALS alumnus ‘19 (agricultural operations management major)
The agricultural operations management (AOM) major combines hands-on applied coursework and core business ... READ MORE
FAWN, or the Florida Automated Weather Network, is a system of weather stations created as a resource for industry professionals to make informed management decisions in agriculture production. Since 1998, FAWN has monitored dew point, relative ... READ MORE
Here’s few tips to consider before you get started. There’s a lot to know, but you can learn it in advance to diving in. This will prevent you from making costly mistakes.
Have a Business Plan
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Years ago I had a lawn service business. My spouse and I decided we needed some extra income. We needed a way to do that without impacting our current full time jobs. Plus, we needed a side gig that allowed us to still meet the demands of kid's ... READ MORE