Collier County Extension
Agriculture: Producer Resources

Producer Resources

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.  

Resources

Agritourism

Citrus

Florida Market Bulletin 
FDACS statewide listing of agriculture-related items for sale

Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers, Inc (FOG)

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.

Food Safety

IFAS Small Farm Networks & Programming

UF/IFAS works to support Small Farms and has serveral resources, network and conferences specifically tailored to support these operations.

Livestock: Horses & Goats

Pesticide Applicator's License

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.

Poultry

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center (SWFREC)

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.

 

Lychees

If you have questions about any of the topics or educational workshops mentioned in the agricultural web pages, please contact us  239-252-4800.

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Southwest Florida Small Farm Network

Small Farm & Alternative Enterprises

 

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