They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire… Read More
“Nice to meet you. What do you do?” “I work at UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie” “What is that?” Here we go – another chance to introduce Extension to someone new.. But why? Why has it been so hard for… Read More
As an Extension Agent with a background in poultry, I receive many poultry questions concerning anatomy, biology, egg production, etc. The information below answers some of the most common questions received.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get… Read More
Join us September 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778 for the 2017 Central Florida Fruit Grower Day. You may attend either blueberry, citrus or… Read More
Ricardo Chebel, DVM, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and Colleen Larson, UF/IFAS Dairy Extension, hosted a calving workshop at the Okeechobee County Extension office. Pre-veterinary students from surrounding universities and dairy maternity staff attended the class to… Read More
Between 600,000 to 800,000 tons of hay are produced every year Domestic grazing animals such as cattle, horses, and goats require conserved forage to maintain weight and health through winter months when temperatures deter forage growth. Hay crop production… Read More
Every year across the state hundreds of youth exhibit swine in County and State fairs. Raising livestock takes up time and resources for these youth and often the market sale provides a monetary reward for their hard work.It… Read More
Should I raise my own small poultry flock for eggs and/or meat? This is a question that is posed to Extension Agents on a regular basis.
Grazing Styles Continuous grazing is when livestock have access to the entire forage system at all times. Continuous is by far the easiest system to manage and requires less initial inputs but could have costly impacts. Rotational grazing,… Read More