Learning is something that never gets old. We want to continue to welcome new, learning and growing farmers into the Florida agriculture community. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting their Ag Entrepreneurship Series this summer and fall, which provides a great opportunity for new faces to get involved in the industry. Interested in hearing more about how we provide education opportunities at Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch? Visit us for an agritour

Many people have an interest in farming or starting a small business, but don’t know where to start and need help getting their agriculture idea off the ground. The Ag Entrepreneurship Series is beneficial to those starting fresh and also those who have a background in business too, as you’ll learn industry-specific information, like how you can finance your farm or what goes into farm risk management. Our blog is another great resource for farmers out there

The Ag Entrepreneurship Series started in 2018, and has expanded due to popularity and success. There are three workshops planned for this summer and fall: Starting a Farm, Farm Business Planning and Marketing for Your Small Farm. Attendees can expect to learn how to set a vision and goals for their farm, how to conduct market research, and even how to accept online payments for products. 

Each workshop is a two-week online course with recorded presentations, discussion posts, case study videos, and worksheets. At the end of the two weeks, students will attend a two-hour presentation and Q&A session with industry leaders. This final portion can be attended in person or online. Participation is open to anyone in the state of Florida. You can register online through UF/IFAS for $45 per session or $100 for all three

We’re thrilled to shed a light and share our support for upcoming educational opportunities in the ag industry. Interested in learning more about the history of Dark Hammock or supporting our farm? Visit our website