Category: Agriculture

4-H Livestock Judging

calf's head poling out beside a wooden 4-h clover

Judging activities provide youth with an excellent opportunity to develop communication. It also teaches them decision making and organizational skills, and enhances their confidence and self esteem.  The 4-H Animal Science Program provides an opportunity for young people… Read More

What Will I Do With All Of These Vegetables?

fresh vegetables

A home garden is great, but what do you do with all those vegetables that you harvest?  How can you make those vegetables last all winter long?   Freezing vegetables is a great way to save money and… Read More

Nothing Says Fall Like Pumpkins!

harvested pumpkins in the bed of pioneer wagon

  Fall isn’t fall until you have eaten your first piece of pumpkin pie. Pumpkins are enjoyed by many people, never knowing how they originally got their start in traditional America. The word pumpkin originated from the Greek… Read More

Water Recycling, Reclaiming and Reuse

purple pipes mean recylced water

  With a growing population, running out of water is a big concern.  Wells are constantly being placed for new homes which are causing springs, aquifers, streams and lakes to go dry.  How can we help to conserve… Read More

Agronomic Crop Fertilization

Proper fertilization is very important when growing field or forage crops. Development of fertilization programs for Florida requires that consideration be given to nutrient requirements for each crop. Soil nutrient levels, reactions of the soil with added nutrients,… Read More

Spiders: The Unwanted House Guest

close-up of jumping spider

  Spiders!  Eek!  Just the word sends chills down your spine. They are creepy and scary, but most spiders serve a purpose other than causing terror to the homes they invade.  In their natural environment (including human dwellings)… Read More