Per the National Agricultural Statistics Service U.S. farms sold nearly $395 billion in agricultural products. The agriculture industry has seen record receipts and increasing demand. The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida (FSBDC at UNF) has assisted hundreds of thousands of potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit. This now includes small farmers. The FSBDC at UNF has a full-time agribusiness consultant to help small farmers grow their bottom lines. Farmers across the State of Florida were surveyed in order to ensure that the services offered by the FSBDC at UNF are what farmers want and need. 86% of those farmers surveyed felt they could benefit from the information and training to further develop business skills.
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12 out of the 18 counties served by the SBDC at UNF are rural.
Experienced Certified Business Analysts provide free, confidential advice at locations throughout northeast Florida. Video and online counseling are also available. Consulting with a Certified Business Analyst is available at no cost. To make an appointment, contact our office at 386-362-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to mention agribusiness as the reason for your visit
Workshops have included the Growing for Profit Series in conjunction with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the North Florida Export Essentials Seminar presented by resource partners from around the state.