HISTORY MARKER HONORS UF/IFAS EXTENSION’S ROLE IN HELPING FLORIDA’S FARMERS, RANCHERS

HISTORY MARKER HONORS UF/IFAS EXTENSION’S ROLE IN HELPING FLORIDA’S FARMERS, RANCHERS

Extension agents have been helping farmers, ranchers and homemakers for 100 years in Florida. UF Smathers Library On September 23, Extension’s 100 years of contributions to the well-being of Florida residents is being honored with the unveiling of an historical marker at the Pugh Hall Patio along Buckman Drive, across from Rolfs Hall.  The ceremony … Read more

5 Tips for Cornering Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Need some help with cornering farmers markets? Look no further. Here we lay out five tips for cornering farmers markets and getting the most out of your time. – Farmers Market Goal-Plan Before Grow To ensure an efficient and profitable experience for your market, it is important to become goal oriented before the actual growing season. … Read more

5 Terms Farmers Need to Know Regarding Climate Change

5 Terms Farmers Need to Know Regarding Climate Change

Climate-smart, agricultural system, climate resilience, adaptive capacity, and soil carbon sequestration are terms that evolved to help farmers and researchers communicate about climate change. – Climate Change A climate-smart agricultural system is a farm designed to operate and thrive through the extreme conditions caused by a changing climate. The terms “climate resilience” and “adaptive capacity” refer … Read more

Agritourism to Fit Your (Working) Farm

Creating ways to fit tourism onto the farm can go a long way in increasing farm revenue. There are numerous ways of attracting people. Whether they are visitors, guests, members or tourists, the primary purpose of bringing people to the farm is ultimately to increase farm viability. These people are customers. With today’s growing emphasis … Read more