Small Farms


SFASmall Farms Academy Programs

Transplants: Getting a Gread Head Start
October 19, Live Oak, FL.
Microgreens 101
November 15, Live Oak, FL.
Accesing Land for Farming
November 2-16


Upcoming Food Safety Events

For a list of upcoming Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings or HACCP for Florida Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Packinghouses visit:


Revised County Grower Permit Form

A new grower permit form is being adopted statewide. Old forms need to be discarded. Click here to download the new form.


SFAFlorida Cattle Identification Rule

The Cattle Identification Rule (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of September 4, 2014. To learn more about this rule please click here.


New Climate Change Guides for Extension Practitioners

A new set of pocket guides aimed at "Preparing Smallholder Farm Families to Adapt to Climate Change" have been released. Funded by USAID and developed by Catholic Relief Services and the Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services (MEAS) project. Extension practitioners are encouraged to read, and borrow from, these guides. They are available at the following links: Extension Practice for Agricultural Adaptation, Managing Water Resources, "Managing Crops" (due out later this spring), followed soon after by "Managing Soils." A fifth guide, "Managing Livestock," is currently on hold, pending further funding.

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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...