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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

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 4: Citrus production, juicing, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 4 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 4: White’s Red Hill Groves What is Florida’s history with citrus? You may not know this, but citrus is not native to Florida…. Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Pollination, beekeeping, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 6 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Dennis the Bee Guy What is pollination? Pollination starts with the flower. There are female flowers, male flowers or flowers that have… Read More

Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing

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What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing… Read More