As we close out the year and take time to gather with friends and family to celebrate holidays, it’s a natural time for reflecting on all that we are thankful for.
Giving and receiving gifts are likely on the minds of many and it’s a ... READ MORE
Got pesticide pileup?
Have you inherited someone else’s pesticide storage? No worries even if it’s your own! Operation Cleansweep is a great opportunity to properly dispose of pesticides that you may have been putting off dealing ... READ MORE
Do you dream of a small farm side hustle to test your business savvy and open up your financial opportunities for the future?
UF/IFAS Extension has just the guide for you!
The Florida Direct Marketing Handbook is an 88 page full color ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, in partnership with the Ridge Beekeepers Association, will host a Saturday program for new beekeepers and those considering starting a hive. Join us for a fun day where you can learn about beekeeping and sharpen ... READ MORE
Did you know certain foods can be prepared in a home kitchen and sold direct to consumer without needing a certified kitchen?
Learn more about how to produce cottage foods, such as jams and jellies, during the Canning Under the Cottage Food ... READ MORE
The Southwest Florida Small Farm Network is celebrating over ten years of grassroots meetings connecting small and beginning farmers to practical education, resources and community. Howard and Fatima Gill are the adorable couple that will offer ... READ MORE
Have you noticed that websites across UF/IFAS have been taking on a fresh new format?
Get ready to raise the roof for the newest edition of the UF/IFAS Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises website coming soon! Our “new” site will ... READ MORE
Do you toss and turn at night wondering if your farm is in compliance with new food safety requirements?
Food Safety is for all Farms
Understanding how new produce food safety regulations under FSMA, or the Food Safety Modernization Act, apply ... READ MORE
Backyard Chickens 101
Thinking about backyard chickens? Join us to learn more!
The UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Small Farms program will offer a small flock egg production and management class for beginners on Saturday, November 3, 2018 ... READ MORE