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Online Course for Spanish-speaking families who want to keep chickens: Management of Poultry in Florida

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May 18, 2023

Florida is one of the states with the strictest regulations in the Southern United States. Due to its rapid urbanization and number of residential areas, several governments have developed regulations that limit the use of these parcels in order ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, Español, Extension, Florida, Hardee, IFAS, Poultry, Spanish, Urban
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Curso en linea: Manejo de Aves de Corral en Florida

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May 18, 2023

Florida es uno de los estados con regulaciones mas estrictas del Sur de Estados Unidos. Debido a su rápida urbanización y cantidad de areas residenciales, varios gobiernos han desarrollado regulaciones que limitan el uso de dichas parcelas ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agricultura, Agriculture, Aves, Español, Florida, Gallina, Pollo, Pollos, Residencial, Spanish
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Hurricane Season June First thru November 30th

May 15, 2023

Prepare Before Hurricane Season Begins By Yvonne Florian Hurricane season will be upon us June first. While a disaster can strike at any time of the year, now is the time to do your Hurricane preparations such as: Trim landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Home Management, Livestock, Water
Tags: Disaster Praparation, Drinking Water, Emergency Pantry, Food Safety, Hurricane Preparation, Storm

New research could help breed for less “spooky” horses

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May 11, 2023

In the wild, horses must be alert for predators that might attack them. This means that even domesticated horses are hardwired to be aware of danger and can scare easily. Unfortunately, this so-called “startle response” or “spooking” ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Behavior, Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Equine, Equine Research, Genetic, Genetics, Horse, Horse Management, Horseback Riding, Horses, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Nifa, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department

Graduates of UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department: Spring 2023 Undergraduates

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May 4, 2023

The UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) is proud to recognize some of the Spring 2023 graduates. The department has over 60 graduates at the undergraduate level this semester. Their future career paths range from veterinarians to industry ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Animal Sciences, Ans, Graduates, Student Ambassadors, UF Animal Science, Undergraduate
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Striking Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly in Florida Relies on Sound Pasture Management Decisions

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May 2, 2023

Pollinators are of extreme importance to our Florida Flatwoods ecosystem. They are responsible for transferring genes of plants from one flower to another increasing fruit set in wild and domesticated species. By doing so, these organisms ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Bahiagrass, Butterfly, Cattle, Extension, Florida, Hardee, Pasture, Pawpaw, Soils, Swallowtail, Zebra, Zebra Swallowtail

Cattle, meet land: New service connects Southeast farmers, ranchers in ‘win-win’ for sustainability, profitability

April 26, 2023

A new University of Florida project aims to “play matchmaker” between ranchers with livestock and landowners with grazing space. The Southeast Grazing Exchange, funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Beef Cattle, Cattle Industry, Cover Crops, Jose Dubeux, NFREC, North Florida Research And Education Center

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