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Category: Agriculture

Plant This Not That: A New Resource for Residents & Professionals to Avoid Invasive Plants!

By Tina McIntyre, MS, CEP, FCHP, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent & Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent; University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County Don’t wait, get your copy of this… Read More

Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida

Giant African Land Snail (Photo Credit: Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from… Read More

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour and Video Scavenger Hunt

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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… Read More

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

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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… Read More

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

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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… Read More

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

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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… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 3: Agritourism, pesticide research and more!

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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… Read More