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Shop Local and Support The Future of Agriculture! 2020 Osceola County Market Animal Show and Sale Dates

The bright lights of the Ferris wheel, a taste of those delicious boiled peanuts, the sound of the auctioneer, and that familiar fresh sawdust smell. Those are some of my favorite things about the Osceola County Fair! So… Read More

Get in Touch with Nature on April 19: Join the BioBlitz at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center in Davie

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Ever wonder what is in your surroundings? Ever get surprised by a bird you don’t recognize, an unfamiliar plant or how much wildlife exists in a small section of a park in your community?… Read More

Consensus statement lists next steps for addressing harmful algal blooms in Florida

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some of the nation’s top experts in harmful algal blooms (HABs) have released a consensus document detailing research needs to most effectively combat future blooms in Florida. The document, recently published on the… Read More

TPIE 2020 Wrap Up: Plants, People and Prosperity

The 2020 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) took place this year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from January 22-24. TPIE offers attendees the opportunity to see the latest horticultural trends, plant varieties and speak directly to hundreds of exhibitors… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: February 2020

Recommendations for your Florida apiary in February 2020: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Requeening a Beehive Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) The Benefits of Pollen to Honey Bees Preserving Woodenware… Read More

Florida’s Natural Melody: Landscape Patterns and Stream Health

Florida’s Natural Melody Have you ever gone paddling on a local spring run or river and sat silently listening to the wind, bird songs, rustling leaves, or lapping sounds of water along the bank-especially in the early morning?… Read More

Thistle – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Thistle Cirsium sp. & others Thistles are the bane of any pasture owners existence, but they also frequently occur on roadsides, ditchbanks, and forest hiking trails. Thistles are a bi-annual plant, meaning… Read More

Sarasota County Sustainability: 2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review By: SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County This month, we are not only celebrating the excitement of a new year and decade, but also the many accomplishments of Sarasota County Sustainability in… Read More