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Category: Farm Management

FOOD PRODUCTION SUCCESS & SUPPLYING LOCAL GROWERS DIRECTLY

M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: North Central Florida’s climate and pests create a challenge for both small farmers and gardeners alike. A lack of actionable knowledge and reduced availability of well-adapted plants further compound… Read More

Identificando Anaplasmosis en el Hato de Ganado Bovino

Anaplasmosis (usualmente referido como piroplasmosis) es una enfermedad que afecta a rumiantes causado por una bacteria de la familia de las riketsias. Anaplasma marginale infecta las células de la sangre y típicamente se identifica como problema al ver… Read More

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting possibilities for small- and… Read More

Getting your Farm stuff together: Keeping Record on your computer  

I often get calls from small farmers who need help starting their farming operation. To successfully start and continue operating a small farm, basic knowledge of animal production is crucial, along with documentation of the processes carried out… Read More

Raising Blue Ribbon Kids

Spring in the Suwannee Valley means it’s time for youth livestock shows.   The hard work of youth raising their steers, pigs and other livestock all leads up to that one week.  It’s every exhibitor’s dream to have that… Read More

USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 — The application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 26 for fiscal year 2021. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation… Read More

Parts of a Label 7…How Do I Get Rid Of It?

Blogs 1-6 of “Parts of the Pesticide Label” covered safety, both personal and everything else, and how to use the product, is there anything left to cover? Well after using a product we either need to store or… Read More

Seguro Médico para Agricultores y Trabajadores Agrícolas

Este artículo analiza algunas de las razones por las que los agricultores y los trabajadores agrícolas podrían beneficiarse especialmente de las oportunidades de obtener cobertura de seguro médico. Hasta el 15 de agosto de 2021, el seguro médico… Read More