By Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer
I thought about leaves a lot last month. There wasn’t time to write up my thoughts then because, well, there were So. Many. Leaves. I don’t have any big trees on my property, but my neighbors ... READ MORE
Much of the trash that we throw away can be used to make our gardens more productive. A great New Year’s resolution is to begin to covert yard and kitchen debris into soil-enriching compost.
Many materials can be used to produce ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS hosted the first Tri-County Agricultural Area 4-H Drone Camp during the Summer of 2021. The camp was graciously sponsored by the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District and so the host location was the UF/IFAS Putnam County ... READ MORE
What is Farm Tour?
Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is usually a fun-filled day where people get the chance to learn about agriculture by visiting local farms in the area! Why do we want to learn about agriculture? ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 1
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Big Daddy’s Farm
In growing plants, farmers face many challenges on the farm. Plants need a certain amount of water and nutrients to grow and every plant species is ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 5
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 5: South Seminole Farm and Nursery
Florida's nursery industry ranks second in the U.S. next to California. There are over 7,000 registered nurseries in the state providing more ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 2
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Ed Yarborough Ranch, Inc.
Livestock is an important component of Florida agriculture. About 15.6% of all the land in Florida is improved pasture, rangeland and woodland used ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 3
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 3: Pappy’s Patch
What is agritourism?
As many of us know, tourism is Florida's number one industry! Agriculture is our number 2 industry in the state. Agritourism may sound like ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 4
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 4: White’s Red Hill Groves
What is Florida's history with citrus?
You may not know this, but citrus is not native to Florida. Someone brought it here from Asia. Citrus was first ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 6
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Dennis the Bee Guy
What is pollination?
Pollination starts with the flower. There are female flowers, male flowers or flowers that have both female and male parts. Male flowers ... READ MORE