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2021 Virtual Farm Tour and Video Scavenger Hunt

What is Farm Tour? Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is usually a fun-filled day where people get the chance to learn about agriculture by visiting local farms in the area! Why… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Organic Farming, CSAs and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 1 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Big Daddy’s Farm In growing plants, farmers face many challenges on the farm. Plants need a certain amount of water and nutrients to grow and… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 5: Gardening, camellias, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 5 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 5: South Seminole Farm and Nursery Florida’s nursery industry ranks second in the U.S. next to California. There are over 7,000 registered nurseries in the state… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Livestock, cowboys, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 2 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Ed Yarborough Ranch, Inc. Livestock is an important component of Florida agriculture. About 15.6% of all the land in Florida is improved pasture, rangeland and… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 4: Citrus production, juicing, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 4 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 4: White’s Red Hill Groves What is Florida’s history with citrus? You may not know this, but citrus is not native to Florida. Someone brought it… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Pollination, beekeeping, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 6 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Dennis the Bee Guy What is pollination? Pollination starts with the flower. There are female flowers, male flowers or flowers that have both female and… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 3: Agritourism, pesticide research and 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…. Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging way… Read More

Home-grown lettuce for the holidays

Set it and forget it…until the holidays. UF/IFAS Extension will teach you how to grow greens just in time to serve at your holiday meal. The course will teach participants how to grow hydroponic butter bibb lettuce and… Read More