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Small Business Development Center


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 (Florida SBDC 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 Florida SBDC at UNF has agribusiness consultants 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 Florida SBDC at UNF are what farmers want and need. 86% of those farmers surveyed felt they could benefit from the information and training to develop business skills further.

Who do you rely on to make business decisions?

business decisions are helped made by 39% friends and family, 27% professional advisors, 17% no one, and 17% other

12 out of 18 counties the SBDC at UNF serves are considered rural. 

One-on-one consulting

Experienced Certified Business Consultants provide no-cost, confidential advice at locations throughout Northeast Florida. Virtual consulting is also available. Consulting with a Business Consultant is available at no cost. Contact our office at 800-450-4624, by emailing us, or click the Request for Consulting button to make an appointment. Please be sure to mention agribusiness as the reason for your visit.

Request for Consulting

Training & events

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.

Upcoming Workshops