Florida Agricultural Products for the World
|March 14, 2012||Posted by Marisol under Agriculture|
Did you know that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services actively works to promote Florida agricultural products internationally? Our fresh citrus goes as far as South Korea and Japan. We are the farmer’s market for the Caribbean. Our neighbor to the north, Canada, enjoys our fresh produce supplies during the winter.
International agricultural marketing requires vision, perseverance and commitment. Farmers must establish relationships, ensure quality and clearly understand the product delivery procedures and risks involved in the countries they’re tapping into.
The best part is that our Farmers are not alone in this process. Our Department conducts trade meetings to entice retailers in many countries to import Florida produce. It is also a member of the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) that provides small to medium sized companies the opportunity to participate at trade shows around the world at a reduced cost, receive federal marketing funds and meet with foreign buyers in their own state during inbound trade missions.
Florida’s agricultural products are perceived internationally as safe, quality brands due to our farmers’ best agricultural practices and our strict phitosanitary regulations.
If you currently own an agricultural business or are thinking of starting one, would you consider selling your products in other countries?