As the State of Florida prepares for the upcoming storm, please review these resources collected by UF/IFAS Extension.

Small Farms and
Alternative Enterprises

Our program focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing Hillsborough County small farms, and aims to educate the next generation of small farmers. Our agents provide science-based information, hands-on activities, and educational assistance to develop the skills and competencies needed to start in the agricultural industry. Serving both part-time and full-time farmers, our program consists of a wide range of activities that benefit small and backyard farms, such as field trips, demonstrations, workshops, and seminars.

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Small Farm Programs

Alternative Enterprises

The Tampa Bay Small Farm and Cottage Food Conference

THE TAMPA BAY SMALL FARM AND COTTAGE FOOD CONFERENCE will offer practical educational sessions taught by farmers, Extension, and industry representatives. The goal is to provide attendees with information they can immediately apply to improve their small and/or beginning agriculture operations, as well as information on emerging markets. The sessions will cover topics such as Fruit and Vegetable Production, Livestock, Legal/Regulatory Considerations, Marketing, Hydroponics, Aquaculture, and Cottage Food Laws.

Date and Time:
Due to previously anticipated inclement weather with Hurricane Irma, the conference has been postponed. WE will announce a new scheduled date as soon as possible. Thank you!

Hillsborough County Extension Service
5339 County Road 579 in Seffner

Registration coming soon!



Watch this page as we continue to grow our Hillsborough County program. For further information, please vist the main UF/IFAS Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises page or contact your local Small Farms agent.