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
Beekeepers must have good management practices within their apiaries to succeed. One of these practices is splitting their hives when necessary to avoid the loss of bees through swarming.
What is swarming?
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Los apicultores deben tener buenas prácticas de manejo dentro de sus apiarios para tener éxito. Una de estas prácticas es dividir sus colmenas cuando sea necesario para evitar la pérdida de abejas por enjambre.
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In recent years, consumers have been interested in locally grown products, creating a shift in how the public buys their food. Therefore, small farmers are now in the spotlight and have an opportunity to supply the demand for locally grown produce.
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Holy guacamole! Avocados are coming into harvest this time of the year in SWFL and there are many opportunities to try the delicious Florida avocado around town. Avocados, Persea americana Miller, are indigenous to Mexico, Central American ... READ MORE
This year's UF/IFAS Extension Collier County Annual Mango Morning class partnered with the Florida Forest Service to teach participants how to properly plant and prune mango trees. After an indoor lecture, we took 50 class participants into ... READ MORE
Florida is among the only places in the USA where we can grow subtropical and tropical fruit crops. This is because Florida has the necessary climatic and soil conditions that allow farmers to grow these types of crops, as well as an established ... READ MORE
A team from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is offering a two-day program, The Business of Farming Workshop, for entrepreneurs looking to build an agricultural business. Limited bilingual assistance ... READ MORE
Introduction to financial assistance program for all farm and forestry operations will be Offered Dec 13th, 2022 at the NFREC-SV for Suwannee all surrounding counties
Financial Assistance Expo flyer
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