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North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

Small Farms Academy (SFA)

Mission Statement

Helping small farm producers prosper through advanced education; networking and adaptive research.

Topics and Areas of Emphasis
  • Field Days
  • Detailed Sessions on Specific Topics
  • Intensive Courses for Hands-on Training
  • Learning by Doing
  • Mentoring by Experienced Farmers
SFA Goals
  • Train small farmers by providing non-biased scientific information.
  • Sustain existing small farms and in-crease the number of new small farms.
  • Support an increase in the number of socially disadvantaged small farm operators.
  • Prepare young people to enter agriculture through small farms.

Business & Marketing Programs
Drip Irrigation School
Food Safety Programs
Fruit & Nut Orchard Programs
Hydroponic & Protected Ag Series
Mushroom Programs