Save the Date: July 27 – 29, 2012

Small Farms Workshop Logo Florida Small Farms and
Alternative Enterprises Conference
Educating Entrepreneurs to Strengthen
Local Food Systems

Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida
Hosted by: University of Florida/IFAS/Extension and Florida A&M University/CAFS
For more information select this link


Local Food System and Urban Farming Conference
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In Florida, today’s rural county is tomorrow’s urban county. Slowly, over the last 20 years, Orange County has become a net importer of food. During the winter months, half the fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States come from foreign countries, many with poor labor and environmental oversight. Some continue to use child labor for harvesting. It is time for us, as responsible citizens, to ensure our food is produced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Orange County needs food security from Farm to Table. The grow local / buy local movement can make that dream a reality. This conference is a forum for local producers, businesses and residents to invest in their community’s food and economic security.


AGRItunity Workshop
January 25-26, 2013

AGRItunity 2013 is the 7th edition of a regional farm conference and trade show featuring the most current useful information available for farmers and ranchers - large and small. It is a collaborative
effort of the UF/IFAS Extension Offices in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Pasco and Sumter counties.

Urban Farming Workshop Slides


Presentation Slides


  • 1.) Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
  • 2.) Hydroponics for the 21st Century
  • 3.) Aquaponics Vegetable and Fish Co-Production

  • Select this link and then select "view" to see the Central Florida Gardening short video about "Aquaponics"


    Urban Farming Workshop
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    The second annual Urban Farming Workshop was a success according to the 1039 individuals who attended. The presentations are provided above to help you remember what you thought you heard. The tour of the vegetable demonstration garden and greenhouse, were very successful in demonstrating many of the techniques discussed during the workshop.


    Urban Farming Workshop Slides


    Presentation Slides


  • 1.) Aquaponics
  • 2.) Urban Farming Techniques
  • 3.) Poultry in Your Backyard
  • 4.) Blueberry Production for Small Farms

  • Urban Farming Workshop
    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    The first Urban Farming Workshop was a success according to the 129 individuals who attended. The presentations are provided above to help you remember what you thought you heard. The tour of the vegetable garden, although just before lunch and nearly the hottest part of the day, was very successful in demonstrating many of the techniques discussed during the workshop.


    Urban Farming Workshop Slides


    Presentation Slides


  • 1.) Urban Farming from Seed to Market
  • 2.) Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Update       from Suwannee Valley
  • 3.)Small Farm and Backyard Livestock
  • 4.) Edible Landscaping for Urban Farming



  • Richard Tyson        Dr. Richard Tyson

    Did You Know?

    rain barrel Florida receives an average 52 inches of rainfall each year. Learn how to store some of this water by making a rain barrel.

    Urban Farming
    Fact Sheets

    Small Farms &
    Alternative Enterprises Links