William Lloyd “Bill” Brown Jr. was a teacher, mentor, and respected leader within the community. Bill was a leader with a “walk the walk” attitude, and his knowledge of agriculture was vast and appreciated by all his producers. ... READ MORE
There are several reasons to consider building a high tunnel. The most common reasons include protecting crops from the elements, extension of cropping seasons, and improved crop yield and quality. Adoption of high tunnels has been favored by ... READ MORE
In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer. Calibration is important so ... READ MORE
Thank you to all our beekeeping series participants in 2022. Save the dates for 2023 and plan to join us for the next cycle.
The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Alachua County has developed a series of short courses that will help you get started ... READ MORE
Workshop in Memory of Co-Worker and Mentor
Join me on November 30, from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm, or December 1, from 9:00 am, to noon for Cinnamon for the Holidays Workshop. During the groundbreaking for the new Ag Auditorium, Dr. Brenda Williams, ... READ MORE
If only it would be that easy!
It can be tricky to filter through all the information available on the web, tease apart what programs apply to you, and find out about what is available locally. For that reason, Alachua, Bradford, and Union ... READ MORE
Collard greens are a delicious additive to several egg dishes. If you are looking for a vegetable that is delicious and packed full of nutrients Collard Greens is your go-to veggie. Collard greens are low in calories and fat, cholesterol-free, ... READ MORE
August is that time of year when our beautiful blue ponds tend to turn green. Maintaining a healthy, weed and algae free pond or lake can be difficult in Florida when temperatures increase and we have plenty of sunshine. Although ... READ MORE
The tiny, mighty seed. Have you ever held a seed in your hand and imagined how big it will become? An acorn growing to a large oak? The winged seed of a pine becoming a towering giant of the forest? The little pepper seed that ... READ MORE
Out of the Frying-Pan, Into the Fire
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?” Although originating from Aesop’s fables, I immediately think of the chapter in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In the chapter Bilbo ... READ MORE