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What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?

Pasture raised poultry. UF/IFAS Photo by Tom Wright. Many small farms have poultry as part of their operation to supply eggs and meat for their immediate and extended family.  With recent federal and state rule changes, however, it is now possible to sell both eggs and dressed poultry direct from the farm to consumers.  Eggs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/what-are-the-requirements-to-sell-eggs-and-dressed-poultry-from-florida-small-farms/

Two Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2015 Southeast Hay Contest

The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced this week.  There were 375 total entries in the contest this year (185 in 2014).  Hay and baleage samples were ranked based on their Relative Forage Quality score (RFQ).  The contest was divided into seven categorizes:  warm season perennial grass hay (bermudagrass, bahiagrass),alfalfa hay, perennial peanut hay, perennial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/two-panhandle-farms-recognized-through-the-2015-southeast-hay-contest/

AgSave$ Workshop Series: Securing Your Farm’s Financial Future

Ken Barton is working to pass the family farming heritage on from generation to generation. Photo by Shepard Eubanks, UF/IFAS On February 23, 2015, 93 folks in the Agriculture Industry assembled to kick-off a new initiative, AgSave$ , to bring personal finance education such as estate planning, succession planning, and protecting assets, to farmers, ranchers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/28/agsave-workshop-series-securing-your-farms-financial-future/

Living Soils Foster Healthy Farms

Promote healthy soils to secure the health of the many fruits and vegetables your farm grows. For small-scale farmers relying on cover crops and compost to fulfill their garden’s nutritional needs, it is important to remember healthy soil requires “life.”  What is it that separates soil that can support fruit and vegetable production from soil …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/14/living-soils-foster-healthy-farms/

AgSave$ Summit: Securing Your Farm’s Financial Future February 23

Ag Save$ is a new initiative to provide personal financial education for farmers and ranchers in Florida.   We would like to personally invite you and your family to the 2015 AgSave$ Summit.  This kickoff event for the new AgSave$ initiative aims to help farm families address important financial issues, such as estate planning, succession planning, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/agsave-summit-securing-your-farms-financial-future-february-23/

2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course Will Begin in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/14/2015-small-farms-series-organic-vegetable-production-course-will-begin-in-january/

2015 Small Farms Series coming in January!

    2015 Small Farms Series coming in January! Image Credit: UF / IFAS The three week series will be offered at 12 locations from Mobile, Alabama eastward to Jefferson County, Florida via interactive video conferencing.  This technology allows state specialists to reach a wide audience from the comfort of their local county extension offices.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/03/2015-small-farms-series-coming-in-january/

Cindale Farms Honored as Jackson County Agricultural Innovators

Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension recognized Brad & Meghan Austin, and Cindy & Dale Eade as Agricultural Innovators in Jackson County. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/31/cindale-farms-honored-as-jackson-county-agricultural-innovators/

USDA Microloans Available for Small Farms

Microloans from USDA can provide up to $ 35,000 to help start new farm enterprises. Photo credit: IFAS Archive The Microloan Program, available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), is a relatively new option to help beginning farmers get started, or to assist existing small farms expand their operations. This program offers more flexible access …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/25/usda-microloans-available-for-small-farms/

The 2013 Seed Workshop: Saving Seed, Saving Farms, Enabling Sustainability

Announcing… an exciting local workshop coordinated and hosted by the FAMU State-Wide Small Farm Programs in collaboration with the Ekanlaunee Seed Exchange, Leon County Extension, and local small farmers The 2013 Seed Workshop: Saving Seed, Saving Farms, Enabling Sustainability Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT) Sponsored by:    To register, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/30/the-2013-seed-workshop-saving-seed-saving-farms-enabling-sustainability/

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