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Red Hills Small Farm Alliance Recognized by National Farm Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Customers can buy plants through the Red Hills Online Market. Photo by Cassie Dillman. Announced at the National Ag Day in Washington, D.C., the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance (RHSFA) became one of the Top 100 Honorees recognized by the National Farm Credit System for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/16/red-hills-small-farm-alliance-recognized-by-national-farm-credit-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation/

Small Steps Are the Key to Healthy Change

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said, “The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.” That saying holds true when it comes to our health and our finances. Health and personal financial issues affect millions of Americans. We struggle with epidemic obesity rates, over …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/01/small-steps-are-the-key-to-healthy-change/

Small Farm Strawberry Field Day – April 18

Join us for the 2016 Gulf Cost Small Farms Strawberry Field Day on April 18th at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. Date: April 18th, 2016 Location: WFREC, 4253 Experiment Dr., Hwy. 182 Jay, FL 32565 TOPICS FOR THE DAY: Strawberry Variety Trial Strawberry Production in a high tunnel versus Field Production Proactive Management …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/19/small-farm-strawberry-field-day-april-18/

Veteran & Small Farmer Seminar February 16

Please Join Us! February 16, 2016 9 am – 2 pm Jefferson County Country Club 648 Boston Hwy – Monticello, Florida 32344 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 veteran and small farmers. Workshop Agenda 9:00 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/30/veteran-small-farmer-seminar-february-16/

Fall Small Farm Field Day November 19

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

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/07/fall-small-farm-field-day-november-19/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/31/veterans-small-farmer-workshop-november-6/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/06/easy-roses-for-small-spaces/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/gulf-coast-small-farm-spring-field-day-may-29/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/small-farm-blueberry-production-for-the-panhandle/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/15/2015-small-farms-series-organic-vegetable-production-course-in-january/

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