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
What is Food Check-Out Week?
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average family of four will earn enough money after seven weeks of working to pay for all their food for the rest of the year. Our farmers work all year ... 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
What is Farm Tour?
Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is a fun-filled day where attendees get a chance to visit local farms. We learn all about our local agriculture and how their food is produced. We also ... 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
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 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 woodland used ... 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