Starting a new agricultural business requires capital either to purchase the land, improve the property, or for operational costs. Learn more about farm finances in our Small Farms Website There are several loan and grant programs offered ... READ MORE
Without laying out a plan, a Farm Business Plan, plants may grow but the farm, most likely, will not be successful. The first step you should consider, especially if you are starting a farm in partnership with others (family, investors, ... READ MORE
Choosing the right agricultural commodity for you can be a head-scratching process. When choosing, look at your current assets such as knowledge, expertise, equipment, network, etc. Your previous experiences and connections can help you ... READ MORE
When doing your research on your new farm or on sections of your business plan, you will find plenty of websites and it can be overwhelming. Where to start? What websites are reliable?
To keep it simple but efficient, I compiled a brief ... READ MORE
If you are interested in further developing your entrepreneurial skills for your agricultural business, we will offer again a series of short-courses for aspiring and beginner farmers related to agricultural ... READ MORE
Assuming that you already have access to the land where you plan to farm (either own it or lease it), one of the first steps to take before starting an agricultural operation is to confirm that the property’s zoning district enables you ... READ MORE
One of the most frequent questions I receive as a commercial horticulture agent is: What can I grow in Alachua County that is easy to grow and will be profitable? There are no simple answers to this question. The real question should be, ... READ MORE