University of Florida

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.


Basic Hoof Care for Horses

Understand how to care of horses' hooves, which is vital to their overall health and well-being. More...  More»


Eggplant Pest Management

While citrus comes to mind when thinking of Florida crops, the state was ranked second nationally in annual eggplant production. With eggplant production flourishing throughout Florida (southeastern Florida is the main production region), it’s important for farmers to familiarize themselves with pests that could damage their crops. Insect Pests American Serpentine Leafminer American serpentine  More»


Farm to School Programs

As the country becomes more health-conscious and concerned about eating habits, an increasing number of schools have embraced the farm to school movement. “Farm to school” refers to programs that encourage agriculture-related education—such as gardening and farm visits—and support for locally produced food. The USDA’s Farm to School Program, which is run by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), includes training, research,  More»


FAQ: Legally Selling Meat

Learn the answers to your most asked questions about how to sell meat and poultry from your own livestock. More...  More»


Speaking with Policymakers About Current Issues

While agricultural and natural resource industry professionals and educators need to communicate with policymakers, addressing controversial subjects is not always easy. Local, state, and national policymakers tend to have busy schedules as well, so those wanting to speak with them must deliver strong messages in effective ways. The following 10 tips can help you speak with policymakers about current issues: Start by  More»