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SFCLogoSmall Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

New PROMO Videos, click here to access them! The 2014 Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference is scheduled for August 1-2 in Kissimmee, FL. Join us, for farm tours, a trade show, networking opportunities, live animal exhibits, hands-on workshops! Don't miss this chance to learn more about farming as well as alternative enterprises. Registration is now available in the following link:


SFAUpcoming Small Farms Academy Programs

There are no scheduled programs at this moment, check back regularly for new updates!


SFALimited Poultry & Egg Farm Operation

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Food Safety is accepting applications for Limited Poultry & Egg Farm Operation permits beginning July 1, 2014. For more information please contact the Bureau of Food and Meat Inspections at 850-245-5520 or click here to access the Limited Poultry & Egg Farm Operation frequently Asked Questions document.


SFAFeature Farmer of the Month:

Our Feature Farmer of the Month is Bobbie Golden. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Golden are the proud owners of Golden Acres Ranch located north of Monticello, Florida on sixty-three acres of cultivated pine forest and pasture. They raise sheep and goats, chickens, board pets and make jelly from the native Mayhaw trees among others. They also host many educational events during the year including the Annual Mayhaw Berry Farm Festival. Visit for more information about their operation. Learn more about this month's Feature Farmer, or visit our Feature Farmer Archive.



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2005-2013 Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises Program Summary

Our Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises UF-IFAS and FAMU-CAFS Extension Team Program Summary is now available. Click here to view our newsletter.

Florida MarketMaker Offers Free, Easy Marketing Solutions

MarketMaker links producers and consumers via customized profiles, powerful search engines, direct forums and innovative market analysis tools...all just a click away. Register today!

Small Farmers Networks

Extension Agents and
Small Farmers working together to share information. More...

Farm Pocket Notebook

This Farm Pocket Notebook Farm Pocket Notebookcontains record forms and information.  More...

Virtual Field Day

The Virtual Field Day is a web site that allows visitors to see first hand new crops and alternative enterprises featured at field days & workshops. More...