What is World Pest Day?
Today, June 6th, is National World Pest Day! World Pest Day was first celebrated on June 6, 2017 and has since become an annual event. The day is recognized to bring awareness to the problems pests can cause and the ... READ MORE
What was the 2022 Seminole County Farm Tour?
On the morning of Friday, March 25, 2022, we embarked on our journey of learning about local agriculture and food systems. We started at the UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Office and then ... READ MORE
Food Preservation Saves You Money
If you are like me, you may get a little overzealous at the farmer’s market or grocery store when the produce is looking extra fresh and crisp. Maybe there is a great ‘buy two, get the third free’ deal ... READ MORE
Where can I buy locally grown food?
Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE
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 Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE
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
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 do we want to learn about agriculture? ... READ 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 every plant species is ... READ 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 providing more ... READ 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. Agritourism may sound like ... READ MORE