Small Farms

SFAUpcoming Small Farms Academy Programs

Need help with Food Safety? 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. Learn more about this event on the link below:
Cantonment- January 30, 2015
Jacksonville- February 26, 2015

Are you interested in beekeeping? Check out the Beekeeping Shortcourse.
Alachua County Extension Office - February 28, 2015 and also April 18th, 2015.

Our annual hydroponic short course has been scheduled for 2015. This program will feature hands-on activities on an actual operating hydroponic farm with multiple crops and systems. Space is limited so register today!
Live Oak - March 16-17, 2015
Live Oak - March 20-21, 2015


SFAFlorida Cattle Identification Rule

The Cattle Identification Rule (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of September 4, 2014. To learn more about this rule please click here.


SFCLogoSmall Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

On behalf of our Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises team we would like to thank all of those who attended and supported the 2014 Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference. We hope your experience was positive. To access the post-conference materials click here.

SFAFeature Farmer of the Month:

Our Feature Farmer of the Month is Mary Lou Wesselhoeft who has run the Ocheesee Creamery with her family since 1989. This third generation Jersey cow dairy is located in Calhoun County. Check out what the Wesselhoeft's have to offer by visiting this month's Feature Farmer.

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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...