November 17, 2023 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
The Volusia County Farm Tour has been a popular fall tradition since 1981. The agriculture industry is the silent engine of the Volusia County economy where local farmers create jobs, feed families ... READ MORE
It is the time of year to start implementing cool-season forages in your pastures. Our perennial warm season pasture grasses in Florida become dormant in the fall and winter months because of the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and frosts. ... READ MORE
For decades, Jim Strickland has managed and operated Blackbeard’s Ranch in Myakka City. As much as he cares about his cattle, he sees himself as an environmental steward. Strickland, 68, has been in the cattle business since he was a child. ... READ MORE
By Raluca Mateescu, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
Genomics is the field dedicated to exploring DNA's structure, function, evolution, and genetic composition in animals. It encompasses the entirety of genes and genetic ... READ MORE
Being involved in 4-H allows various opportunities for youth to be engaged, it allows them the opportunity to explore careers, express ideas, and allows them to develop life skills. Through the involvement in 4-H, members are able serve on the ... READ MORE
¿Sabías que Florida es el noveno estado con más vacas con cría en Estados Unidos? La producción de ganado para carne fue instrumental en la construcción de la economía del Estado del Sol. Florida fue el primer lugar en la nación en tener ... READ MORE
Did you know that Florida ranks 9th in the nation when it comes to cow-calf numbers? Beef cattle production was instrumental in building Florida’s economy. Our state was the first to have a beef industry, and today, more than 500 years after ... 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
Hannah Baker attributes her love of cattle to one moment as a child.
“My great-grandfather took us out to see twin calves that had been born from one of his mama cows,” said Baker, who was raised in Adel, Georgia. “That was when I knew ... READ MORE
Researchers have discovered that human interaction helps to reduce abnormal oral behaviors and increase rest in calves during the weaning period.
In the experiment, researchers wanted to know if human contact provided additional complexity ... READ MORE