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
We are excited to announce that we are resuming our beekeeping series in 2022. Go ahead and save the dates below and join us!
The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Alachua County has developed a series of short courses that will help you get started ... READ MORE
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), United States Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Health Services has recently recognized beef's role in a healthy lifestyle. National Cattlemen's Beef Association and CEO Colin ... READ MORE
Although we are thinking about COVID-19 and how that is affecting our lives. We can't forget it is spring and time to think about our pastures. This will give us an opportunity to get out in the pasture. Although we are all trying to cut corners, ... READ MORE
Many of the traditional markets for the distribution of goods to consumers have been disrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be ideal to have a way to connect the consumers and the producers so we can all help each other during this ... READ MORE
Creeping indigo (Indigofera spicata) is a common Florida weed that has properties that are toxic to livestock, especially horses. As its name implies, creeping indigo grows very close to the grown in a sprawling manner. This ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
There are several warm-season forage species grown in Florida that can accumulate toxic compounds after experiencing stress conditions or frost. The toxins produced are called cyanogenic glucosides which are readily converted to prussic acid ... READ MORE
In an effort to reach a non-agricultural audience, the “Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival” was held on Saturday, November 23rd 2019. This event was planned by the District 4 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers ... READ MORE
During the Winter months, warm season perennial forage species like bahiagrass and bermudagrass provide limited grazing for livestock producers. The establishment of cool season forage plots can help provide forage options and reduce hay and ... READ MORE