Family Day at the Dairy Farm is an open house held on February 11, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Dairy Farm located in Alachua, Florida. The event has been moved to earlier in the year in hopes of avoiding bad weather.
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Did you know that January 11th is national milk day? While most of us rely heavily on milk for the first few years of our life. Cows milk can be introduced at age one and continue to be part of a recommended diet for a lifetime. Milk provides ... READ MORE
The 56th Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, in Gainesville, Florida. The Florida Dairy Production Conference started in 1964 and ... READ MORE
In June, more than 100 dairy science students from 25 universities including the University of Florida (UF) attended the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Dairy Science Association (ADSA) in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Quick Summary: New research dispels the myth that drinking milk contaminated with a fungal toxin causes liver cancer. Evidence from four continents shows that milk distributors, especially in developing countries, have been too quick to dispose ... READ MORE
In our 4-H program we strive to put our young people on a trajectory to thrive. We find out what young people are passionate about. Often this is related to their project work. We build upon that foundation skills and competencies that ... READ MORE
Here’s the truth: goats are super cute. When I’m stressed out, nothing calms me down faster than a visit to one of the Twitter accounts or subreddits I follow that exclusively post goat photos and videos.
Naturally, I was excited to help ... READ MORE
Family Day at the Dairy Farm is an open house held on March 19, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Dairy Farm located in Alachua, Florida.
This event offers the community an opportunity to see a working dairy farm and learn more about ... READ MORE
Dr. Peter Hansen has been fascinated with dairy cattle since he was a young boy. Growing up, he spent time visiting his cousin’s small dairy farm in Ireland, helping work the dairy and breed cows. Hansen decided that he wanted to find a career ... READ MORE
Dr. Hansen joined the faculty at Florida as an assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and transferred to the Dairy Science Department (now Animal Sciences) in 1986. His research focus is in the fields of thermal biology ... READ MORE