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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.


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»


Preventing Poultry Disease Outbreaks

As the poultry industry continues to grow yearly, so do the chances of a deadly disease outbreak taking place on a farm. Many have heard of avian influenza (or bird flu), but a variety of other respiratory, viral, and bacterial diseases can infect poultry, too. Have you ever wondered how these birds become infected? The most common answer—people. Whether it’s their disregard, interest, or lack of information, more than 90% of  More»


Managing a Dairy Cow on the Farm

Learn the basics of raising dairy cows on the farm, including how to milk, feed, and breed them. More  More»


Tomato Pest Management

From spaghetti to salsa to salads, tomatoes are a popular fruit found in a variety of dishes throughout the world. Florida’s fresh market tomato industry thrives—it’s valued at $565 million and ranks first in national production. Because Florida tomatoes grow on more than 40,000 acres, which is the most acreage devoted to tomatoes in any state, local farmers should be no strangers on how to handle possible tomato  More»


Animal Pesticide Safety

Protect your animals from pests by learning how to carefully select and use pesticides. More...  More»