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On the Prowl for Poisonous Pasture Weeds

May 17, 2024

When North Florida really starts to warm up, I often get numerous calls concerning unknown weeds, identifying foreign plants, and lots of, "Is this poisonous?" questions. In fact, there is not a season that goes by that I don't add an entirely ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Clay County, Livestock, Native, Nonnative, Pasture, Plant, Poisonous, Toxicity, Weed, Weeds

Ten years on, UF/IFAS poultry program keeps clucking

May 16, 2024

For years, the presence of chickens in some Jacksonville backyards remained an open secret; observant neighbors knew they existed, and many didn’t mind. But some did. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Agriculture, Backyard, Backyard Chickens, Chicken, Class, Coop, Duval County, Egg, Extension, Hardee County, Hen, Hobby, IFAS, Institute For Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jacksonville, Poultry, Program, Seminar, Sourse, Spanish, Stephen Jennewein, UF, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida

2024 Annual Collier County Ag Tour Recap

May 8, 2024

In a long-standing tradition, University of Florida/IFAS Extension Collier County hosted the Annual Collier County Agricultural Bus Tour on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. This annual tour has occurred for over 50 years in the county and gives ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag Tour, Agriculture, Bus Tour, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farm Tours, SWFL, Tropical Fruit

Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu and its potential impact on Florida Livestock

May 3, 2024

The production of food and fiber is an extremely risky endeavor. Farmers and ranchers are at the mercy of the elements. Mark Twain said it best: “Farming is simply gambling with dirt”. Taking calculated risks and preventive measures can ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Beef, Cattle, Extension, Farming, Florida, Health, Livestock, Ranch, UF-IFAS, Zoonotic Diseases

Delicious Avocados

May 1, 2024

When you think of eating an avocado what do you think of? I think of a fresh bowl of guacamole and delicious Mexican food. May 5th, which is Cinco de Mayo, is the perfect time to enjoy and celebrate with some fresh and tasty avocados. There ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Avacado, Avocado Toast, Broward, Broward County, Choose Healthy Fats, Control Your Cholesterol, Delaying Browning Of An Avocado, Eating For Good Health, Florida, Fruit Stuffed Avocado Recipe, Growing Avocados, Guacamole, Handwashing, Master Gardener Program, Monounsaturated Fat, Nutrition And Avocado, Nutritional Content Of An Avocado, Ripening An Avocado, Variety Of Avocados
Sherry and her lab members standing in front of a large orange UF sign, nanomaterials | Food Science and Human Nutrition UF/IFAS

Assessing Nanomaterials: Exploring Implications in Agri-food Microbiome Evolution

April 29, 2024

A warm welcome to Sherry Bansal, the latest guest in our FSHN Research Journeys series, which follows graduate students' research in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at The University of Florida. Sherry is a food science Ph.D. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Agri-food Systems, Agriculture, Dr. Boce Zhang, Food Science, Food Science Graduate Degree, Food Science Graduate Program, Food Science Graduate Student, Food-science-research, FSHN Research Journeys, Graduate Student Research, Microbiome, Microorganisms, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Research, Research Journeys, Research-journeys-food-science, Research-journeys-food-science-phd, Sherry Bansal

Shop Local in Manatee County

April 2, 2024

Agriculture has always played a vital role in Manatee County’s economy. With more than 220,000 acres of land dedicated to agriculture production, its economic impact, which is estimated to be about $500 million, is only second to tourism. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Citrus Production, Commercial Fishing, Farms, Livestock, Manatee County, Ornamental Horticulture, Shop Local, Vegetable Crops
farm tour participants in green house filled with plants

A Recap of the 2024 Seminole County Farm Tour

March 27, 2024

What was the 2024 Seminole County Farm Tour? On the morning of Friday, March 22, 2024, we embarked on our journey of learning about local agriculture and food systems. Two busses started at the UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Office and then ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, Beehives, Bees, Farm, Farmtour, Florida Farm Bureau, Goats, Houseplants, Local Ag, Nursery, Ranch, SeminoleCounty, SeminoleCountyAg, Spring, U-pick

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