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 blue ribbon animal. ... READ MORE
Spring is honey bee swarm season. When flowers start blooming, bees start making honey and bee colonies increase in size, causing them to outgrow their nest. The queen and about half of the worker bees then leave the parent colony to find ... READ MORE
By DeLene Beeland
New University of Florida research findings could improve cattle breeding by giving ranchers desirable traits such as faster animal growth and greater resistance against disease.
In their study, researchers uncovered links ... READ MORE
There are many management decisions that must be made when choosing how to breed your cattle. The biggest decision is if you prefer to use live bulls or stored semen. If you decide you want to use stored semen on all or part of your ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
Horse Bot Fly (Gasterophilus intestinalis)
The horse bot fly or stomach bot is an internal parasite of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. Geographical location influences seasonality of bot flies. In north Florida, the flies are more active ... READ MORE
Despite delays, newborn babies in Ethiopia are now being enrolled in a research study designed to reveal their vulnerability to bacterial infections from livestock. The project’s field work planned for April 2020 had been delayed by the COVID-19 ... READ MORE
The Osceola County Fair is here! The Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Osceola County Fair is held February 12-21st. The Osceola County Fair is a great place to come out and support Osceola County 4-H and FFA members who work very hard all ... READ MORE
The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed seeing the students face ... READ MORE
In Flagler County, agriculture is very important to our community and the value to a successful partnership between the 4-H and agriculture agents is crucial when educating youth.
Myself along with Dr. Wendy Mussoline, the Flagler County ... READ MORE