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.

Mango Pest Management

Discover ways you can manage the variety of mango-loving pests. More...  More»

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

In 2011, the USDA estimated that about 20% of the 2.1 million farms in the United States could be classified as "beginning farms." These are farms with owners who have fewer than 10 years of experience operating their farm. Beginning farmers have many challenges: rising farmland costs, lack of capital, lack of training in sustainable practices, and the need for experiential learning. Luckily, various agencies and organizations have noticed  More»

Is Value-Added Agriculture Right for Me?

Many agricultural producers have been advised to consider value-added activities in response to declining farm incomes and a competitive global economy. A value-added activity is an activity traditionally performed at another stage in the supply chain or one that has never been performed. For example, a farmer could sell produce directly to restaurants or host festivals at the farm. Such activities may increase net farm incomes, but producers  More»

SmartIrrigation Avocado App

Learn how to use the new SmartIrrigation Avocado smartphone app with this step-by-step guide. More...  More»

Bell Pepper Pest Management

Whether they are stuffed, diced, sliced, or chopped, bell peppers can be a wonderful—and rather colorful—addition to many meals. Bell peppers, which are produced on about 23,000 acres in Florida, can be bought year round. Since Florida ranks second for fresh-market bell pepper production nationally, local farmers should become familiar with possible threats to bell pepper crops and know how to manage them. Insect Pests Broad Mites Broad  More»