University of Florida


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.

Farm Tours: Keeping the Conversation Fresh

Learn ways to show off your farm's brand and plan logistics during your next farm tour. More...  More»

Cabbage Pest Management

From stews to coleslaws to sandwiches, green and purple cabbage can be found in more than just sauerkraut. Cabbage—a cool-season crop grown throughout Florida—is one of many cruciferous vegetables or cole crops. Florida ranks third for fresh-market cabbage production nationally, so local farmers should know about possible threats to cabbage crops and how to manage them. Insect Pests Aphids Aphids are soft-bodied pests  More»

Starting a Farmers’ Market

Farmers' markets and other direct marketing venues make locally grown produce available to consumers. Buying local offers economic and health benefits for farmers, consumers, and communities. If you're thinking about starting a farmers' market, these eight steps should help guide you in the process. Step-by-Step Guide 1. Find community resources. Community support is absolutely necessary for a strong farmers' market. "Buy-in" from residents,  More»

Creating a Marketing Plan

Use these eight steps to develop a simple marketing plan for your business. More...  More»

Hurricane Prep for Ag Producers

Agricultural producers face unique challenges when preparing for and recovering from disasters. With that in mind, we have summarized relevant information from our Disaster Handbook for you. We also offer guidelines and safety tips for restoring damaged businesses to profitable enterprises. Protecting Farm Buildings Securely close all doors and windows.  More»

What Are Cover Crops?

Cover crops are an alternative way to manage soil fertility in agricultural systems; they can be a living mulch or incorporated into the soil as a green manure. Sometimes one crop can cover multiple needs. Florida’s sandy soils tend to have low soil fertility as well as low water and nutrient retention because of their low organic content. Cover crops increase soil fertility by adding organic matter. Farmers can grow cover crops between  More»