Small Farms

2011 Small Farms Workshop

Below is a collection of links that may be useful to you. These websites are not managed by Seminole County and problems experienced with these sites should be addressed to those websites themselves.

Commercial growers of ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables as well as livestock producers can access up-to-date production and marketing information from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. For publications, go to EDIS, the UF/IFAS publications database for agriculture and horticulture.
 

Small Farms/Alternative Enterprises
Input from counties throughout Florida identified the need for small farm educational programs to be developed. Small farmers and allied organizations have identified critical issues facing small farm. The issues include: access to profitable markets, business skills development, accessible technical information and alternative crops and enterprises. Farmers using this site can select topics on enterprises of special interest to them. Each topic includes information on production, marketing, and economics as well as other appropriate links.
 
For the latest on marketing, see the USDA marketing reports at the Market Information System site. What was the temperature at 5am this morning -- go to the FAWN site. 

Ag Commodity Market Price Information
Commodity Market Price Information

Central Florida Extension on the Web
Seminole, Orange, and Lake County UF/IFAS Extension Service websites.
 

CEUs Online
Do you need to renew your license but don't have the time to come to a class?  You can receive CEUs online at your convenience at the Florida Grower website.

Florida Automated Weather Network
Real-time and historical weather data from the University of Florida

Florida MarketMaker
Find locally grown produce, farmers markets, and restaurants serving local produce or register your business.

IPM Monitoring Network
Receive accurate information about Central Florida pest populations on specific ornamental plants.

North Florida Research & Education Center
Information on greenhouse and field vegetable production and agronomic crops.