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Category: Agriculture

Container Gardening with Kids

When trying to find the perfect outdoor activity for children, consider container gardening.  There are many benefits to kids gardening from the educational to the physical benefits.  But one of the best things is your kids will love… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County

Florida’s climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly occurring between the months of June through October.  The average amount of rain for Lafayette County is 55-56 inches per year.  The oldest official rainfall records… Read More

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant

What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas?  Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia.  Most people might not know the story of the… Read More

2018 Annual Farm Judging Competition

Since 1993, the Lafayette County Extension Office has hosted a Farm Judging and Farm Manager Contest.  Over the 26 years, over 5,000 youth have participated.  FFA and 4-H members from 16 different schools and clubs test their judging… Read More

Lafayette 4-H Members Participate in 2018 Suwannee Valley Youth Show

Lafayette 4-H Club was well represented at the recent Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale at the 103rd Suwannee County Fair in Live Oak. Lafayette 4-H Hog Exhibitors Members showing hogs included : Gavin Barnes, Kiley Beach,… Read More

Mandatory Dicamba Training March 16th

Florida Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training Video – Lafayette County Extension Office Friday, March 16th from 10:00 am – Noon   In a recent ruling from EPA, “Auxin Specific Training” is now required before anyone uses a dicamba… Read More

42nd Annual Tri-County Peanut Meeting

The 42nd Annual Tri-County Peanut Production Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018  at the 4th District Community Center near Branford, Florida.  The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm with an optional pesticide training for producers who are… Read More