UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County recently hosted a Precision Agriculture Field Day at Bar D Ranch near Columbia City. The program highlighted many of the technologies used in a local research and demonstration project sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture… Read More
Q: You identified the plant I brought into your office as an invasive plant, the Chinese wisteria. But I love the purple flowers. I removed it but do you have a suggestion for a vine I could use… Read More
A: Some possible choices of shrubs are Pittosporum, Yaupon Holly, Lantana, or Silverthorn (Elaeagnus pungens). Ask you local nursery about dwarf varieties which would be a good choice to grow in pots. There are several varieties of Lantana… Read More
Q: My compost pile is growing mold and it looks terrible. The area seems to pool water. What can I do?
A: It would appear the area is too wet and the site is not allowing enough air to circulate around the pile. You could re-grade the area to ensure proper drainage. It is possible to raise the whole… Read More
What is “STEAM”? Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence to change the world… Read More
CEU’s and CCA’s will be available.
Livestock and Forage flyer 2017 Paulette
A review of Ballard (2017) Growing up in 4-H, I saw myself as a real scientist. I took water quality samples for LakeWatch, informed fellow 4-H youth about deadly amoeba in Florida lakes, and used bug collections to… Read More
Since 1989, the Prudential Productivity Awards program recognizes and rewards state employees and teams whose work significantly contributes to increased productivity and fosters innovation to enhance the delivery of state services, saving Florida taxpayers money. On June 14,… Read More
To many residents in Columbia County, when they hear the word SHIP, they don’t think of boats or waterways. Instead, they think of their home. SHIP is the acronym for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program. Through SHIP,… Read More