Category: Livestock

Best Management Practices for Agriculture Operators: Showing that we Care

Florida farmers and ranchers are also environmentalists. They implement practices to preserve our natural resources. Picture credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County.

 All farmers have a significant role in protecting our natural resources. Science based approaches are being taken around the State of Florida to ensure that there is adequate use of water and the impact of our agricultural practices… Read More

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

Red imported fire ant

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

4-H Agriculture Camp

Hardee County 4-H Agriculture Camp July 2017 In Hardee County, the agriculture industry generates over 73 percent of our job market. What is unique about the agriculture in Hardee County is that it heavily varies from where it… Read More