Farming in Southwest Florida presents its own particular set of challenges. Collier County Extension seeks to offer educational training and resource to meet the specific needs of our local farms. Feel free to contact our office for specific inquiries or for a to request a farm call.
Florida Market Bulletin
FDACS statewide listing of agriculture-related items for sale
FOG works to support and promote organic agriculture and provides solutions to the issues facing farmers, families, and everyone in between. FOG also oversees the Organic Certification Cost Sharing program in Florida.
FSMA: Who is Affected?
An explanation and flowchart by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
UF/IFAS works to support Small Farms and has serveral resources, network and conferences specifically tailored to support these operations.
Livestock: Horses & Goats
Supplemental Feeding for Goat, Part 1
Supplementation Feeding for Goat, Part 2
Pesticide registration, training and testing s administered by the FDACS Division of Agricultural Environmental Service, but UF/IFAS Extension offers information, training, exams and CUE's.
Our local Reserach & Education Center in Immokalee serves growers, farmers, and other clientele in Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. The REC has field days several times a year to show the public the results of their research efforts.
Southwest Florida Water Management District
The SWFWMD's Agricultural Water Programs provide regulatory, planning and technical assistance, along with implementing collaborative Dispersed Water Management projects designed to help achieve regional water resource goals.
If you have
questions about any of the topics or educational workshops mentioned
in the agricultural web pages, please contact us 239-252-4800.