Web site developed for small farms

May 2005
Southeast Farm Press;5/18/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 14, p27
Trade Publication
This article reports that UF/IFAS and FAMU have created a Web site that specifically addresses the needs of small farmers. Small farmers in Florida face a variety of issues and challenges, and with less resources available to them than larger farms, they can be at a competitive disadvantage. With small farms representing over 90 percent of farms in Florida, insuring their success is vital to the agriculture industry in the state. It is the reason behind the creation of the Web site. The Web site provides links and other resources for small farmers including, how to get started, enterprise budgeting, business planning, financing grants, and much more. Farmers using the site can select topics on enterprises of special interest to them, including aqua-culture, cut flowers, livestock, and organic farming.


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