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SFCLogoSmall Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

Save the date! The 2014 Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference is scheduled for August 1-2 in Kissimmee, FL. Join us, for farm tours, a trade show, networking opportunities, live animal exhibits, hands-on workshops! Don't miss this chance to learn more about farming as well as alternative enterprises. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported us in 2013! The post conference materials are available here.


SFAUpcoming Small Farms Academy Programs

A Hands-on Vegetable Grafting Workshop will be offered for farmers interested in learning about this technique. Click below to view details:
Live Oak - April 29, 2014

An IPM Workshop that will cover topics from insect ID to birds, bats and pollinator habitats will be offered. Register now at the following link:
Live Oak - May 17, 2014

Growing for Profit Series offers monthly workshops that will provide you the tools to succeed at the business of farming. Click below to view details:
Live Oak - May 20, 2014 (Class4/6)


Building Your Own Farm's Food Safety Manual

UF/IFAS Extension is offering a Food Safety workshop were you will learn how to develop your own Food Safety Manual. This program is for fruit and vegetable field or greenhouse operations.
Gainesville - April 21, 2014
West Palm Beach - May 2, 2014


SFAFeature Farmer of the Month: Linda Hart

Our Feature Farmer of the Month is Linda Hart. Linda is the owner and all-round ranch hand of Crazy Hart Ranch.  She produces pasture-raised poultry that have not been treated with antibiotics, hormones or other commercial additives. Visit for more information about her operation. Learn more about this month's Feature Farmer, or visit our Feature Farmer Archive.

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2005-2013 Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises Program Summary

Our Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises UF-IFAS and FAMU-CAFS Extension Team Program Summary is now available. Click here to view our newsletter.

Florida MarketMaker Offers Free, Easy Marketing Solutions

MarketMaker links producers and consumers via customized profiles, powerful search engines, direct forums and innovative market analysis tools...all just a click away. Register today!

Small Farmers Networks

Extension Agents and
Small Farmers working together to share information. More...

Farm Pocket Notebook

This Farm Pocket Notebook Farm Pocket Notebookcontains record forms and information.  More...

Virtual Field Day

The Virtual Field Day is a web site that allows visitors to see first hand new crops and alternative enterprises featured at field days & workshops. More...