We all know that stress is not good for us and leads to health problems. Stress can also be detrimental to cattle in ways we may not easily see. That is why low-stress or quiet handling of cattle is an important principle in the Beef Quality ... READ MORE
People who own ‘small acreage’ usually look to have some ‘small agriculture’ that perhaps enhances their income or enhances their rural lifestyle. Poultry are a popular choice because they are relatively easy to manage. Goats and sheep ... READ MORE
Florida now has confirmed cases of Bird Flu, which is Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). While the cases in Brevard, Palm Beach and Volusia Counties were detected in wild birds, poultry owners need to be vigilant. Cases have also ... READ MORE
Cattle grazing land in Florida helps your life in ways you may not be aware.
For example, livestock help reduce food waste in many ways. Unsold or stale bakery products provide nutrition for cattle and other ruminants like sheep and goats. ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
With cold weather comes the potential for livestock losses. Once our perennial grasses become dormant and unproductive, it becomes more likely for weed poisonings to occur. As a livestock owner you must stay vigilant to prevent such problems. ... READ MORE
What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE
Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE
Water Wednesdays in December will focus on Urban Agriculture. Last Water Wednesdays, Dr. Catherine Campbell gave an overview and discussed the benefits and risks of urban agriculture.
What is Urban Agriculture?
There is no standard definition ... READ MORE
Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that area. According to U.S. EPA, urban agriculture can contribute to the revitalization of abandoned or underutilized ... READ MORE