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Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises

Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises

Small Farms

Small farms represent over 90% of all farms in Florida, based on the USDA definition of a small farm as one with up to $250,000 in sales. These farms make about 15% of all farm product sales in Florida and have gained much greater visibility as an important sector of the agricultural industry in the “Sunshine State”.

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Florida Farming: Grow, Process, Sell, Repeat: The UF/IFAS Florida Direct Marketing Handbook Is Published

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 READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

2019 Honey Bee Seminar

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...

Growing Vegetables in Controlled Environments

How many ways are there to grow a head of lettuce? Besides growing the traditional way in an open field, you can grow lettuce and other vegetables in various soilless, protected systems. Protective structures include high tunnels, greenhouses,...