In this Issue:
  • 2018 Panhandle Watermelon Festival – Big Melon Contest – June 23
  • Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool
  • New & Improved Agritourism Law: What does it mean?
  • Agritourism Can Promote Your Farm and Generate Extra Revenue
  • Agritourism

    2018 Panhandle Watermelon Festival – Big Melon Contest – June 23

    The 63rd  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd.  We are requesting both homeowner and commercially grown melons for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction.

    Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley FL. no later than 3:30pm on Friday, June 22nd.

    Winners of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/panhandle-watermelon-festival-2018-big-melon-contest-june-23/

    Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool

    One excellent way to increase farm sales is to host a farm tour. In 2013 the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1106, protecting farmers and ranchers from liability as long as activities are directly related to agriculture. This has opened up many opportunities for Florida farmers and has given citizens access to local farms …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/02/hosting-a-farm-tour-is-an-excellent-marketing-tool/

    New & Improved Agritourism Law: What does it mean?

    Mary Beth Henry, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Horticulture Agent

    Agritourism marries Florida’s two largest industries, tourism and agriculture, to provide an on farm recreational experience for consumers.  Florida experienced record tourism in 2015, with 105 million visitors spending more than $85 billion, according to VISIT Florida.  The number of Florida farms …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/06/24/new-improved-agritourism-law-what-does-it-mean/

    Agritourism Can Promote Your Farm and Generate Extra Revenue

    The momentum behind the local food movement has meant a huge growth in the number of consumers heading to their local farmers’ markets each week. Not only are they interested in buying produce that is fresh and locally grown, but they are also interested in understanding exactly how the fruits and vegetables were grown. In …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/06/26/agritourism-can-promote-your-farm-and-generate-extra-revenue/