Celebrating honey bees
Honey bees deserve their day in the sun. After all, they work most daylight hours and their jobs never seem to end. They are working from the moment they chew their way out of the cell they developed in, until ... READ MORE
Don't kill yourself any longer
Is taking care of your yard hard on your pocketbook and your back? Has it become something out of an Alfred Hitcok film? Are you frustrated with your plants not doing well? Someone may have told you, “That’s ... READ MORE
Florida means citrus
Florida is synonymous with citrus. No better juice-producing trees are grown in the world. Yet finding 100% Florida orange juice is becoming a challenge. Global markets have made juice too inexpensive for Florida growers ... READ MORE
The Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series is back for 2023!
Join UF/IFAS Extension for the Virtual Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series. The Water Ambassador Program is an educational partnership between Martin County ... READ MORE
Agriculture is Central Florida's largest industry. We are often known for the many citrus groves and cattle ranches that are the central agriculture vein throughout our county. Most of you may be familiar with Caladiums. Highlands ... READ MORE
By Amanda Johnson/ guest blogger
Are you interested in learning about beekeeping and the important role that honey bees play in our ecosystem? Look no further! The Heartland Beekeepers Association is offering a Beginner Beekeeping Class for ... READ MORE
By Master Gardener Volunteer/Guest Blogger, Mary Frances Meier
The Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteers will offer a spring plant sale on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture ... READ MORE
Tips from the Help Desk...
What's killing my palm?
by David Austin
Residential Horticulture Agent and
Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
Palm trees are forever a symbol of Florida. Nothing says tropical quite like a palm tree. ... READ MORE
In the old days, food was not as readily available as today. We've come a long way with grocery stores seemingly on every corner. It's hard to imagine how our great-grandparents and those that came before them survived without such conveniences. ... READ MORE
Every year during the Highlands County Fair, you can see various exhibits submitted by our 4-H members. During this time our office gets numerous phone calls from parents wanting to know how their child(ren) can participate in this event. The ... READ MORE