This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
RSVP Due-Online Registration Now Available-Growing Your Farm Profits Workshop
Presented By: The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida
(SBDC at UNF)
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences-Duval Extension
(UF/IFAS Duval Ext)
Growing Farm Profits
Saturday, December 3, 2011
8:30 am-2:30 pm
Duval County Extension Office
1010 N McDuff Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32254-2083
This program is designed for individuals who are interested in small-scale or urban agricultural production. This course is open to interested citizens, new or aspiring farmers, rural or urban landowners, small farmers, and farm families looking for new ideas. The goal of this course is to help individual's develop real-life expectations for their agricultural business. The topics include developing a business plan for your operation, marketing, financial considerations and regulations for selling products in Florida.
Cost: $20 per person includes morning refreshments and lunch. All participants will also receive a copy of the Beginning Farmers Resource Guide to help assist them in getting started.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of North Florida developed the Agribusiness Center to help small farmers grow their bottom lines. Starting a farm, buying or selling an existing operation or growing your farm to the next level, we can help!
The small farms program in Duval County provides resources and programs highlighting opportunities for residents to participate in the local food system of Northeast Florida. This program seeks to assist small and mid-size landowners who are considering growing crops and animals for profit or personal use. It makes available the latest information designed for both beginning and experienced small farmers and ranchers. Visit the small farms and alternative enterprises webpage at: