In this Issue:
  • Exploring Opportunities in Agritourism in North Florida – September 30
  • 2017 Agritourism Conference – September 26-27
  • Jackson County Farm City Festival November 18 & 19
  • Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool
  • Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School
  • New & Improved Agritourism Law: What does it mean?
  • Agritourism Can Promote Your Farm and Generate Extra Revenue
  • Agritourism

    Exploring Opportunities in Agritourism in North Florida – September 30

    UF IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    155 Research Road – Quincy, FL 32351

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time

    Eventbrite Registration

    Call 850-875-7100 for more information

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/exploring-opportunities-in-agritourism-in-north-florida-september-30/

    2017 Agritourism Conference – September 26-27

    If you are a new or existing agritourism operation looking for ideas, please consider joining us on September 26-27 at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, 1702 Hwy 17 South, Bartow, Florida.   The program will include some excellent presenters (both state and nationally recognized) as well as tours of some popular agritourism …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/2017-agritourism-conference-september-26-27/

    Jackson County Farm City Festival November 18 & 19

    Farm City Week is celebrated all across America the week before Thanksgiving.  In Jackson County, the Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, Cattlemen’s Association, UF/IFAS Extension Service, and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida have teamed up once again to host the Farm City Festival November 18-19 in Marianna.  The Festival will feature two days of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/11/jackson-county-farm-city-festival-november-18-19/

    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/

    Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School

    Northwest Florida is considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features.  The University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty are expanding their acclaimed “Panhandle Outdoors Live!” field trips into two-day events for 2016. They will include presentations as well as traditional excursions to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/22/panhandle-outdoors-st-joseph-bay-coastal-ecosystem-water-school/

    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/