The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

Small-scale Micro-irrigation Design FREE Webinar: August 28th-2pm August 1, 2013

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Dear friends:

If you are interested in a free-web seminar at the comfort of your house or office.

This webinar is scheduled for Aug 28, 2013 2:00 pm US/Eastern.

You do not need to pre-register for this webinar. Space is NOT limited however, please plan to join the Webinar no more than 15 minutes early.

Learn the basics of micro-irrigation design and components with emphasis on small-scale systems within the context of NRCS Conservation Practice Standard 441.

Small-scale micro-irrigation is on the rise in the East region and producers are taking advantage of NRCS’ programs to install micro-irrigation systems to enhance resource conservation, food security, produce quality, and rural livelihoods.

More detailed information please, click HERE

Enjoy it.

Your UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension agent

Vanessa Campoverde


1st Redland GrowFest-organic farming- (October 13-14) October 5, 2012

GrowFest, is supported by the Florida Organic Growers and Consumers Association and several other organizations.

Come to see us on October 13-14 at the the Fruit & Spice Park (24801 S.W. 187th Avenue, Homestead, Florida 33031)

FOGUF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension will be present there with displays, workshops and hands-on activities.

Our Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program staff will also conduct an exchange of old light bulbs for energy saving CFL bulbs and water-wasting showerheads for water-efficient models during this event.

Click GrowFest event for more info about this event!

Your local agent,




Are you a Florida small farmer looking for others like you? Check this conference! July 11, 2012

Wondering where to learn a about vertical grow, hydroponics, food safety training, local food systems in Florida or what about new market managers, market sponsors, volunteers and vendors? Does it ring a bell? Are you interested? Keep reading, it gets better.

This annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will provide farmers with up-to-date, research-based, in-depth educational information. You can network and dialog with other members of Florida’s small farms community. Through concurrent educational sessions led by industry experts and noted researchers, the annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference participants learn by attending several workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and organized networking activities, enabling them to share their knowledge while interacting with peers from all over the state.

Educational Sessions Include the Following Topics:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Beginning Farmer and Rancher
  • Community Gardens/Urban Farming
  • Farmer’s Markets (How to Start, Manage, etc)
  • Farm to School/Ag in the Classroom
  • Food Safety
  • Good Bug, Bad Bug ID
  • Horticulture
  • Hydroponics
  • Livestock
  • Mushrooms
  • Organic and Sustainable Farming
  • The Business of Farming

Check the agenda out! And see what program do you want to attend, they have each session description posted, isn’t that great? Click here: AGENDA

As an example of what you are going to see: here is the list : POSTERS

For more information go to: Small Farms Website

I can’t wait to attend my very first Small farms conference in Kissimmee, Florida…You should go too and if you do, make sure to say hi if you see me!