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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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New Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Website Launching Soon!

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...

Beyond Basic Produce Food Safety: A Hands-On Analysis

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 READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

FSMA, the New Food Safety Legislation: What does it mean for Small Farms across Florida?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in 2010 is the first major overhaul of the food safety requirements since the 1930’s. Based on this law, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed new food safety rules. The Produce...