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Beekeeping Management Calendar: December

November 30, 2023

Recommendations for your apiary in December: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, Pests, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

2023 Fall Meeting of the SWFL Small Farmer Network

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November 28, 2023

On November 3, 2023, the Southwest Small Farmer Network held our fall meeting at Circle C Farm in Hendry County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight Circle C’s new on-farm store, learn about pasture management, connect producers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Business, Farmers, Small Farms, SWFL, SWFL Small Farmer Network, UF IFAS Extension

USDA, Extensión Cooperativa y APLU galardonan a UF/IFAS CAFÉ Latino mediante el Premio Nacional de Diversidad en Extensión

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November 15, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Desde el 2016, un número creciente de profesionales de University of Florida han unido esfuerzos para mejorar el acceso ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Livestock, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Andra Johnson, APLU, Asociacion De Universidades Publicas Y Con Concesion De Tierras, CAFE Latino, Clases, Coalition Of Florida Extension Educators For Latino Communities, Departamento De Agricultura De Los Estados Unidos, Diversidad, Español, Extension, Hispanos, Inclusion, Informacion, Instituto Nacional De Alimentacion Y Agricultura, John Diaz, Jonael Bosques, Karla Shelnutt, Latinos, Laura Valencia, Manjit Mirra, Poblacion Latina, Premio, Servicio De Extension, Servicios, Sistema De Extension Cooperativa, Spanish, Traducciones, UF-IFAS, USDA-NIFA

Too Much of a Good Thing—Water Wisely

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November 14, 2023

Death by water intake is a real thing. There are documented cases where people have died from drinking too much water, which is called water intoxication, either because of coercion or drug-induced excess thirst. Mama always said that too much ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
A field with test plots of bahiagrass and perennial peanut plants.

Researchers examine potential benefits for soil health and nutrient availability in forage production

November 14, 2023

Forage production in intensively managed grasslands often requires continuous use of inorganic nitrogen fertilizers. This can be harmful to the environment. Scientists in the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES) studied ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Adesuwa Erhunmwunse, Bahiagrass, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Perennial Peanut, Sunny Liao
a woman walks through a corn field and scans growing crops. [credit: unsplash.com, gonzalo facello]

Becoming a Farmer (Part 4 of 7): “How” Will You Produce Your Crops and Raise Your Animals?

November 1, 2023

"It isn't what you do, but how you do it." —John Wooden, Hall of Fame basketball coach Last time we talked about some of the thousands of different products, the "what" you can produce on a farm, from livestock to bees and fish, from trees ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, BecomingAFarmer, Business, Farm, Farm School, Grower, Pgm_Ag, Ranch, Small Farm, Small Farming

42nd Annual Volusia County Farm Tour

October 27, 2023

November 17, 2023 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm The Volusia County Farm Tour has been a popular fall tradition since 1981. The agriculture industry is the silent engine of the Volusia County economy where local farmers create jobs, feed families ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock,
Tags: Agriculture, Cattle, Central District, Farm Tour, Food, Horses, Livestock, Volusia County

Florida Beekeeping: Tips For Splitting Hives

October 20, 2023

Beekeepers must have good management practices within their apiaries to succeed. One of these practices is splitting their hives when necessary to avoid the loss of bees through swarming.   What is swarming? Swarming is a natural ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, Florida_farms, Hive_splits, Honeybees, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Apicultura en Florida: Consejos para Dividir las Colmenas

October 20, 2023

Los apicultores deben tener buenas prácticas de manejo dentro de sus apiarios para tener éxito. Una de estas prácticas es dividir sus colmenas cuando sea necesario para evitar la pérdida de abejas por enjambre.   ¿Qué es ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Abejas, Apicultura, En Espanol, Español, Florida Farms, Hive_splits, Honeybees, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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