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Fall Small Farm Field Day November 19

Author: Blake Thaxton – bthaxton@ufl.edu Santa Rosa County Extension Agent I, Commercial Horticulture Blake Thaxton

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Veterans & Small Farmer Workshop November 6

November 6, 2015 9 am – 2 pm Central Time Jackson County Extension Office 2741 Penn Ave Marianna, Florida 32448 Launching and sustaining a successful business takes a wealth of resources.  Attend this local workshop to become more aware of the resources and assistance available to veterans interested in starting a farming operation, as well …

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Easy Roses for Small Spaces

Peach Drift® Rose blooming in Quincy at the UF/IFAS NFREC Photo: J.McConnell, UF/IFAS Growing roses in the South can have challenges and many gardeners think that they are just too high maintenance to plant. Plant developers are aware of this opinion and have worked to develop low maintenance roses that can make a novice gardener …

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Gulf Coast Small Farm Spring Field Day – May 29

All commercial vegetable growers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Spring Vegetable Field Day that will be held on May 29th at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research Education Center (4253 Experiment Way, Jay Florida). This year’s field day stops high tunnel organic tomatoes, high tunnel cucumbers, watermelon variety trial, disease identification control in melons, and …

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Small Farm Blueberry Production for the Panhandle

Blueberry Cluster – Image Credit UF / IFAS – Jim Olmstead, In the Florida Panhandle, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many local, u-pick, direct-market, and wholesale growers who provide a top quality product. Farmers wanting to add blueberries to their operations sometimes struggle …

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2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course 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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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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USDA Microloans Available for Small Farms

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 to credit and is an attractive loan alternative for smaller farming operations, including the non-traditional, which often encounter limited …

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Gardening in Small Spaces

Container garden. Image: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Living in a condo, apartment, or home with small yard does not mean you can’t garden at home.  Whether you are interested in edible plants or ornamentals you can create a fit that is right for your space by using containers. The first step in container gardening is the …

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American Snowbell: Native Flowering Shrub-Like Small Tree for Wet Areas in the Landscape

Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth.   Found throughout the North Florida Panhandle, the American snowbell, Styrax americanus, is a native small flowering tree.  In his book, The Trees of Florida, Gil Nelson describes the …

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