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Getting 4-Hers Ready for the Fair(s)


January 14, 2016

For Sarasota County 4-H members, this is a particularly exciting, bustling time of year, with the Florida State Fair opening February 4 and the Sarasota Agricultural Fair soon after, starting March 18. Now is the time to get all the ducks in ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Livestock
Tags: 4-H, 4H, Cattle, Contest, Fair, Florida, Florida State Fair, Judge, Judging, Livestock, Pgm_4H, Pig, Sarasota, Sarasota Agricultural Fair, Show, Steer, Swine

Year-End Giving


December 22, 2015

Season's greetings from UF/IFAS Development! We are grateful for all the support for students, faculty, research, and Extension we received over the past year, and look forward to what 2016 has in store. From our outstanding students to our ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Donate, Give Back, Giving, Holidays, Tax, Tax Credit, UF, UF-IFAS, Year End

Protecting Pets and Livestock from Cold Weather


November 2, 2015

As temperatures begin to cool, protecting pets and livestock from chilly weather becomes a priority. Pets require protection from the cold, as fur, feathers and other outer skin coverings may not provide enough warmth. Younger or small animals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Cold Weather Protection For Livestock, Cold Weather Protection For Pets, Farm Management, Livestock, Protecting Livestock From Cold Weather, Protecting Pets From Cold Weather
Figure 1. Children can learn the science of life through the 4-H Embryology Project. Credit: Marcus Boston, UF/IFAS

Eggcellent Adventures in Classroom Embryology


October 28, 2015

Eggcellent Adventures in Classroom Embryology is about learning through experience. In most cases, when a teacher signs up to teach chicken embryology in the classroom, the teacher sets up the incubator and the teacher and class wait for the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Curriculum, Livestock
Tags: 4-H Poultry & Embryology, 4-H Youth Development, Ag-STEM, Judy Levings, K-12 Education, Shaina Spann, Teaching

Protecting Livestock from Predators


October 26, 2015

Predators are animals that kill and eat other animals, or prey. Predation is a natural process, and the only animals not considered predators are ones that strictly feed on plants. The first step in protecting livestock from predators is... ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Black Bear, Coyotes, Domestic Dogs, Farm Management, Florida Panther, Florida Predators, Guard Dogs, Livestock, Livestock Protection, Predators
Chickens feeding in their coop. Photos from the Smathers Archives.

Avian Diseases Transmissible to Humans


October 19, 2015

Anyone who keeps birds, whether as pets or as production animals, should be aware that certain avian diseases can be transmitted to humans. The seriousness of the disease in humans varies with human hosts' age, overall health, and immune status ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Avian Diseases, Chickens, F. Ben Mather, Gary D. Butcher, Hygiene, Livestock, Major Revision, Michael A. Davis, Safety, Zoonoses
Flowers of creeping indigo arise from the base of the leaves and are pink to salmon in color.

Creeping Indigo, A Poisonous Plant of Concern in Florida Pastures


October 19, 2015

A recent rise in suspected horse poisonings has brought new attention to creeping indigo (Indigofera spicata), a toxic plant which has reportedly been in Florida for as long as 90 years. This new 5-page fact sheet covers plant description, signs ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Agronomy Department, Amanda House, Brent A. Sellers, Creeping Indigo, Edward W. Jennings, Florida Pastures, Horse Poisonings, Indigofera Spicata, Jason Ferrell, Poisonous Plant, Robert MacKay

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