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UF/IFAS helping homeowners across Florida deal with coyotes


October 13, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Coyotes were introduced in Florida in the 1920s for hunting and, today, they live in every county in the state and are becoming a nuisance in some areas. Lisa Hickey, an Extension agent for the University of Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coyotes, Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Livestock, University Of Florida

Developing Agritainment


October 12, 2015

Local residents know that millions of visitors flock to Florida to visit its beaches, theme parks and other attractions each year. But many locals don’t know there are fun activities close to home. Agritainment is a variation of agritourism, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Agritainment, Agritourism, Alternative Farm Enterprises, Crops, Livestock, Marketing

History marker honors UF/IFAS Extension’s role in helping Florida’s farmers, ranchers, families


September 21, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the early 1900s, every farmer and rancher in Florida knew their county Extension agent by name: It was the person from the University of Florida who taught them the best and latest techniques, and homemakers how to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jack Payne, Nick Place, University Of Florida
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How to Perform a Fetotomy in Cattle: An Illustrated Guide


September 18, 2015

To perform a fetotomy means to dissect (to cut apart) a dead fetus in utero. Fetotomy is applicable particularly to cows because of the size of the uterus and the opportunity to introduce instruments to the full depth of the fetus. Fetotomy ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Carlos Risco, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Klibs N. Galvao, Myriam Jimenez, Veterinary Medicine: Dairy

Farm animal expert Temple Grandin is headed to UF to tour livestock facilities and discuss autism


September 9, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- On Sept. 24, the world’s most famous farm animal behaviorist and autism advocate, Temple Grandin, will be touring the beef and dairy teaching units at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jack Payne, University Of Florida

Hurricane Prep for Ag Producers


August 31, 2015

Agricultural producers face unique challenges when preparing for and recovering from disasters. With that in mind, we have summarized relevant information from our Disaster Handbook for you. We also offer guidelines and safety tips for restoring ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture Hot Topic, Disaster, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Farm Safety, Farmer, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparation, Livestock, Rancher

UF/IFAS program highly successful in keeping phosphorus out of the Everglades


August 24, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is working, thanks to proper implementation of best management practices by growers, training by the University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jack Payne, Soil And Water Sciences, University Of Florida

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