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Youth Benefit from Spending Time Angling

Youth and their families can reap the many benefits of fishing.  It’s important to remember that an afternoon of fishing does not necessarily require expensive boats or top of the line equipment.  This, itself can… Read More

Family Gardening During Pandemic Rises

One of the unexpected results of the pandemic during the last year has been the increase of families in the yard and garden.  As a matter of fact, according to a new survey released by… Read More

Gardening Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Youth

Gardening can make a great impact on the mental health of youth. There are many ways to get youth interested and involved in gardening! Gardening’s Impact of Youths Mental Health. According to the Center for… Read More

Raising Blue Ribbon Kids

Spring in the Suwannee Valley means it’s time for youth livestock shows.   The hard work of youth raising their steers, pigs and other livestock all leads up to that one week.  It’s every exhibitor’s dream… Read More

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… 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… Read More