The warm Florida spring is well upon us and honey bee colonies have certainly taken notice. The UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office has received numerous calls concerning honey bees forming dense masses of bees. This is called a swarm. Bee ... READ MORE
Warm season perennial grasses lead forage production in Florida through the summer months; most producers rely on bahiagrass or bermudagrass to feed their livestock through the heat, but some producers utilize warm season annuals to give an ... READ MORE
Temperatures in Northeast Florida are on a roller coaster mode right now with colder temperatures starting to set in. It is time to start focusing on bothersome weeds we are starting to see in the winter months.
What weeds are bothersome
Identification ... READ MORE
World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on December 5th to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate soil was recommended by the International ... READ MORE
Cool-season forages can be a great opportunity to improve livestock gain while reducing feed costs during the winter months. Many cool-season forages also have greater total digestible nutrient content and crude protein when compared to summer ... READ MORE
E. L. Johnson wrote, “The purpose of the 4-H horse program is to provide young people an opportunity to participate in a series of activities designed to improve citizenship, sportsmanship, horsemanship, character, competitive spirit, discipline, ... READ MORE
What is National Ag Day?
National Ag Day is a historic event that promotes recognition and appreciation for all those involved in American agriculture. #AgDay. With over 400 farms, Clay County produces a wide array of agricultural commodities ... READ MORE
We don’t want to cry fowl, but did you know that Monday, March 19th, 2018 is National Poultry Day?!
By poultry, we are referring to domestic birds that are raised for meat and eggs. This includes birds such as chicken, turkey, duck, goose, ... READ MORE
Snow and ice are things that Florida livestock owners typically do not have to deal with. But even with most livestock being adapted to cold weather, the severe dip in temperatures this week can potentially cause problems for livestock and owners ... READ MORE
Fall has come upon us with the onset of cooler weather and shorter days. It is the time of year when you may go out to the chicken coop and find chicken feathers all over the coop! You quickly take a head count and find all your hens are accounted ... READ MORE