Are you thinking about growing small fruits?

Do you want to start a U-Pick operation?

Please join us for a workshop focused on diversified small fruit production systems in North Florida. The seminar will provide educational seminars on growing Blueberry, Blackberry, and Elderberry in North Florida. The topics include planting, fertilizing, irrigation, & harvesting. After the seminar, we will be traveling to Blue Sky Farms to learn more about U-pick operations and live pruning demonstration. The targeted audience is new, beginning, and U-Pick farmers.

The cost is $8/person, and space is limited. Refreshments will be provided. Please register online through the event link:   2024 Small Fruit Seminar Registration.  You can also call to RSVP by phone 850-342-0187 and pay at door (check only). If you have any questions, please contact De’Anthony Price at or 850-342-0187.


Seminar: Jefferson County Extension Office, 2729 W Washington Hwy, Monticello, FL 32344

Farm Tour: Blue Sky Farms, 1180 Ashville Hwy, Monticello, FL 32344


  • 8:00am-8:30am: Sign-in
  • 8:30am-8:40am: Welcome – De’Anthony Price, UF/IFAS Jefferson County
  • 8:45am-9:30am: Blueberry Production – Dr. Jeffery Williamson, UF/IFAS Blueberry Extension Specialist
  • 9:30am-10:15am: BlackBerry Production -Dr. Muhammad Shadid, UF/IFAS Fruit Crops Ecophysiologist Fruit Crop Extension Specialist
  • 10:15am-11:00am- Elderberry Production – Chase, North Florida Elderberry
  • 11:00am-11:15am- Travel to BlueSky Farms
  • 11:15am-12:30pm- Blue Sky Farms/ Pruning 101 – Rose Murray, Blue Sky Farms/ De’Anthony Price