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Agriculture

With an annual impact of $70 billion, agriculture is vital to the state of Florida. We provide relevant and timely resources to food producers and others who need information about Florida agriculture.

To find out what Extension services are available in your area or to get personal assistance, please contact your county Extension office.


Improving Quail Habitat

Use these 11 tips to help integrate quail with cattle on your farmland or ranch. More...  More»


What Is Community Supported Agriculture?

A CSA is a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation in exchange for a share in crop harvests. The growers and consumers provide mutual support and share the risks and benefits of food production. CSA members agree to directly support the local grower(s) through up-front (often monetary) contributions; in return, the growers try to provide the quantity and quality of food to meet the consumers’ needs and  More»


Carrot Pest Management

Carrots aren’t just salad toppers—they’re also great for soups, baked goods, and snacking. A variety of carrots grow in Florida, with the majority of them harvested during the winter months. While carrots have no major insect pests in Florida, soil pests such as wireworms and mole crickets are a concern for the state’s growers. Insect Pests Cutworms These thick, dark caterpillars become moths as  More»


Developing Agritainment

Local residents know that millions of visitors flock to Florida to visit its beaches, theme parks, and other attractions each year. But many locals don’t know there are fun activities close to home. Agritainment—a variation of agritourism—attracts local residents to farm activities, such as picking strawberries, visiting farm animals, or getting lost in a corn maze. Although it may sound like a new term, agritainment has been an  More»


Improving Deer Habitat

Learn how to improve deer populations while continuing to farm on your land. More...  More»