Tagged small farms

Farm Marketing
September 2, 2017
We Want to Hear Your Family Farm’s Story
We’re launching a new feature on American Fruit Grower and Western Fruit Grower’s Instagram page, and we want you to share your family farm’s story. Read More
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Citrus
August 27, 2017
USDA Releases Software to Help Small Operations with Food Safety Plans
While the free tool was primarily designed for use by small firms, any size manufacturer can opt to use it. Read More
Grapes
August 26, 2017
Ode to Being a Part-time Farmer [Opinion]
I work with many grape growers in Virginia. Some of them work full time at a single vineyard operation. Many Read More
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Business Planning
July 18, 2016
Financial Fortitude Key For Small Farm Success
Local threats like citrus greening create additional challenges for many of Florida's more modest enterprises. Read More
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Stone Fruit
November 10, 2015
Lane Southern Orchards Featured In National Project
The family-owned and operated Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley, GA, is a part of Deluxe Corporation’s Small Business Revolution Read More
Natalie Parkell and Kevin Osburn of Vertical Horizon Farms
Citrus
April 17, 2015
Small Family Farms Can Survive [Opinion]
It is reassuring amid the corporate climate the agriculture industry has experienced in more recent times that there is still room for the little guy, and — more importantly — a need. Read More
Citrus
November 27, 2014
Be Willing To Take A ‘Wild Turkey’ Approach To Farm Fixes [Opinion]
Editor Frank Giles says Florida Grower will be stepping up to the bully pulpit in 2015 addressing topics that impact the industry the most. Read More
Citrus
October 16, 2014
Diversification Is King For Small Farm’s Success
Being flexible and adapting to the times critical for Central Florida's Vo-LaSalle Farms. Read More
Richard Jones
Fruits
September 15, 2014
Success And The Not-Top-100 Grower [Opinion]
Innovation isn't only happening at the top. Some of the most interesting ideas in the fruit industry are being executed by small growers. Read More
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Fruits
July 16, 2014
Florida Conference To Teach Small, Beginning Farmers About Specialty Crop Production
UF/IFAS and Florida A&M University are presenting their sixth annual conference focusing on the latest in local, organic foods, hydroponic production, and more. Read More
Farm Management
December 20, 2013
Opinion: To Survive, We Must Look Beyond The Buy Local Concept
It takes all sizes of farms to feed Americans and other people around the world. Read More
Business Planning
August 21, 2012
Set Up A Successful Farmers’ Market
The fourth annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference was held in Kissimmee in July. The event provides growers Read More
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Citrus
September 21, 2017
Hurricane Relief Fund Launched for Flori…
Money raised will benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s efforts to aid families in need. Read More
GenNext Growers
September 21, 2017
Advice for Taking Over the Family Farm
If you are considering joining and running your family business, here are some tips to ensure success. Read More
Berries
September 21, 2017
Ways Florida Blueberry Growers Can Eleva…
Promotional efforts seek to harness power that drives the Sunshine State's ‘little blue dynamos.’ Read More
Florida Ag Expo
September 21, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About the 20…
More education choices, flexible field tours, and networking opportunities to provide an enhanced attendee experience. Read More
Insect Control
September 20, 2017
Whitefly Troubles Go From Bad to Worse i…
Growers should have a plan for managing the pest from beginning to end of season. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 20, 2017
Ask Yourself: What Can I Do to Make Thin…
Alan Jones, this year's recipient of American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award, invites all growers to do what he does: Look in the mirror and ask," What can I do to make a positive impact on our industry?" Read More
Berries
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Precision in Specialty Crops Gains Momen…
Here are some of the key drivers that may transform your farm in the years ahead. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
EPA Mulls Restricting Dicamba Use
Proposal is a part of agency’s focus on reducing herbicide injury in vulnerable crops. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB…
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
Berries
September 19, 2017
UC Davis Strawberry Lawuit Settled
Former university breeders to return any crosses that used unpatented varieties and agree the school owns rights to them. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Hopes High for Hops Fresh From Florida
When it comes to alternative crop solutions, something good is brewing in the Sunshine State. Do you have what it takes to tap in? Read More
Apples & Pears
September 16, 2017
Researcher Finds Bacteria Can Stop Blue …
The natural bacterium found in soil can survive in cold storage; this promising biocontrol offers an alternative to chemical treatments. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
Citrus
September 15, 2017
Help Extended to Hurricane-Weary Farmers…
USDA chief grants extra time and special procedures to document and file claims. Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
New Guidance on FSMA Ag Water Compliance…
FDA issued a rule to extend compliance dates for agricultural water and announced a start date for farm inspections. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticid…
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
Florida Farmers Digging out From Impacts…
Damage reports starting to flood in from the field following monster storm, and it's not pretty. Read More