Tallahassee, Fla. – Farmers and forest landowners in four Florida Panhandle counties can begin applying today for additional Hurricane Sally assistance through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). Enrollment for the Emergency Conservation ... READ MORE
Recently we were lucky enough to host our local county fair and livestock show, lots of uncertainty due to COVID-19. During the week there was a lot of discussion about issues youth had experienced with their animals including bloat, weight ... READ MORE
Welcome to the Nesting Box, a new weekly blog about owning a raising backyard poultry. As the livestock agent for UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, I frequently get calls from citizens who are looking to start a backyard flock, but usually ... 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
Ensuring that we are able to properly manage and handle our animals periodically throughout the year is important to ensure we are keeping a close eye on their performance. We take this time to evaluate the condition of the animal, general health, ... READ MORE
Check out our newest video series called "In The Field." These videos are aimed to educate producers in row crops, forages, livestock, and natural resources about practical management skills they can implement into their operation. Episode 1, ... READ MORE
This past weekend March 29 and 30, 2019, 106 youth associated with 4-H and FFA programs competed at the Gulf Coast Agriculture and Natural Resources Youth Organization’s spring livestock show and sale. Youth exhibited ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will be hosting the 2nd annual Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp March 2nd, 2019 in Molino.
The Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp is a hands-on learning opportunity for cattle producers and youth livestock ... READ MORE
The Escambia County Equine Field Day is a hands-on learning opportunity for horse owners and enthusiasts in the western panhandle of Florida. Participants will be educated in the areas of equine vaccinations, hoof & leg care, nutrition, ... READ MORE
The Escambia County Equine Field Day is a hands-on learning opportunity for horse owners and enthusiast in the western panhandle of Florida. Participants will be educated in the areas of equine vaccinations, hoof & leg care, nutrition, pasture ... READ MORE