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Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017

Funding Announcement The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2017 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors for a portion of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/07/organic-certification-cost-share-available-for-2017/

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/

2014 Florida Organic Cost Share Program

Photo credit: IFAS Archive Funding Announcement The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2014 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/15/2014-florida-organic-cost-share-program/

Organic Gardening Starts With The Soil

Image Credit UF IFAS Gardening solutions. What does it mean to grow gardens organically?  It depends upon who you talk to.  The simple answer is that organic gardeners only use animal or plant-based fertilizers rather than synthetic.  It also means use of natural pest control devoid of synthetically manufactured insecticides. In other words, using natural substances and beneficial insects to ward off pests instead …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/25/organic-gardening-starts-with-the-soil/

Is my Small Farm Organic?

Clear Creek Farms, Santa Rosa County (Photo Credits: Vic Campbell) What is Organic Crop Production? There are many Small Farms all throughout the Panhandle wishing to tap into the organic production market.  Misconceptions of organic production lead some to believe it is as simple as avoiding spraying “poisons” or pesticides, and to use organic forms …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/09/is-my-small-farm-organic/