Tag: Agriculture

Agricultural Worker Safety Training Day

Three tractors in a farmer's field

On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 the University of Florida will host the Agricultural Worker Safety Training Day at the St. Lucie Fairgrounds. With seminars from 8:00am through noon followed by a catered lunch with the immensely popular Tractor… Read More

Fall Fertilization for Healthy Lawns and Waterways

Grass on the banks of Lake Mize at the Austin Cary Memorial Forest.

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent and Josh Kutyna, Extension office Program Assistant As most of us know by now, Indian River County has enacted a fertilization ban which runs from June 1st – September 30th…. Read More

Save the Date! GI-BMP Workshop Opportunity

Empty deskEmpty desks in a classroom. Photo taken 05-22-17.s in a classroom

Save the Date: GI-BMP Workshop Opportunity  By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent On Friday, November 2, 2018 there will be a workshop for assisting landscape workers in obtaining their Limited Certification Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer… Read More

Palm Pruning: Shear Instincts

Palm trees being blown by the winds of an approaching storm. Severe weather, rain, beach, coast. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent Pruning palm trees seems like a simple enough endeavor, but we may instinctively get a bit too excited with those pruning tools. It’s no mistake that we all favor… Read More

A Day of Family Fun at LaPorte Farms

Attendees of the event crossing the pond bridge that is part of the loop around the farm.

By Darren Cole, Indian River County Youth Development Agent Looking for a quick and entertaining family outing to stave off the boredom of another mundane ordinary weekend? Well look no further than LaPorte Farms! This local kid friendly haven is… Read More

Invasive Alert! Meet the New Guinea Flatworm

New Guinea Flatworm showing eyespot

By Joshua Kutyna, Indian River Extension Program Assistant for Christine Kelly-Begazo There is an invader amongst us, and it goes by the name of Platydemus manokwari. Better known as the New Guinea flatworm, this alien aggressor is a… Read More

Agriculture Extension Office Hours in Fellsmere

Beginning in November, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Agriculture Extension Agent, will hold open office hours in Fellsmere on the third Thursday of each month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. She will see agriculture clients in room 9 of the Fellsmere City… Read More

STEM+Agriculture and 4-H!

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