Life Skills Learned by 4-H Judging Teamsby Tamara Dinkins, Agriculture Extension Office AdministratorLizzie Whitehead, Livestock AgentUF/IFAS Bradford County ExtensionDo you remember your first big purchase? For me, it was a car. I spent ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County is excited to welcome Ashley Stonecipher as the new Agriculture and Food Systems Extension Agent. Ashley will serve as the livestock agent for anyone in the county with beef and dairy cattle, horses, goats, ... READ MORE
I just love summer fruits. Fresh berries and cherries are the best. Summertime in America is when most of our berries are ripe and ready for picking.
What can you do with so many berries?
My favorite ways to preserve delicate summer fruit ... READ MORE
A Fort Pierce native whose life is immersed in St. Lucie County’s agricultural and 4-H programs is a scientist with more than two decades of research and professional publishing experience.
Last month, Audrey Hamner Beany returned to ... READ MORE
iNaturalist is a powerful geomatics application that empowers users to make observations that can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We have been using iNaturalist ... READ MORE
We did it! Thank you to the Florida Master Gardener Program Volunteers, Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and Hillsborough County Park staff who came out on June 28th to plant 60 native plants of 20 different species. Our ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---Lorenzo Rossi’s role with the American Society for Horticultural Science will begin to increase. Recently selected for the organization’s Leadership Academy, Rossi will commence training to support and lead agricultural ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month
Look for tall elephantsfoot in Florida flatwoods, sandhills, upland mixed woodlands, ruderal areas, and wet prairies. The small flowers can be purple, pinkish, or ... READ MORE
Pecans have long been an important and high-value agricultural crop, and that hasn’t changed as we progress through the 21st century. Pecans are native to the USA and Mexico, with their natural habitat being riverbanks and floodplains west ... READ MORE
While not all flies are bad - filth flies are not something you want buzzing around your food or home. These flies are aptly named as their larvae are often found in excrement, garbage, and rotting organic material. Everyone knows the house ... READ MORE