In the technological advanced world we live in today, many people take to Facebook or other social media outlets to receive their "news". This is not the best way to get unbiased news because majority of people use social media as a way to ... READ MORE
If you drive around a few cattle ranches, you might find donkeys randomly thrown into a mix of cattle. Many people think of donkeys as cute and fun “yard ornaments”, but cattlemen can see donkeys as a method to predator management. In ... READ MORE
As a female in a man’s world, sometimes it is hard to feel like you are on the same playing field in the cattle industry, whether that be in skill set or subject matter knowledge. UF/IFAS South Florida Beef Forage Program has put together ... READ MORE
Here in Highlands County, fireweed is emerging everywhere and becoming a nuisance for many of our livestock producers.
Fireweed is a native winter annual species in Florida. It is typically seen in north and central Florida on exposed areas ... READ MORE
When you think of Florida, you may think of citrus. In Highlands County we live among the many orange groves. We are the 3-4th largest citrus producing county in the state, depending on the year. We are also an agricultural ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension office in Highlands County hosted a Basics of: Backyard Chickens Workshop last week and it went splendidly!!
While a smaller crowd attended, there is always room to grow- especially with this program. Topics I covered ... READ MORE
Want to learn the basics of backyard chickens?
Are you looking to venture out and raise a flock of your own chickens at home?
OR do you already own a flock and are looking to better understand them??..and no I'm NOT talking about talking ... READ MORE
As a new extension agent in Highlands County, I was able to create a Needs Assessment and distribute it to the majority of Highlands County cattle producers. Based upon their needs, one of my programming areas focuses on “livestock ... READ MORE
Listed below are some quick facts of information from "Artificial Insemination and Estrus Synchronization for Beef Cattle Fact Sheet", written by Taylor Davis.
Reduces time required to check heat when using ... READ MORE
Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are
now ON SALE!
Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 are available!
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 - Southern Highlands County ... READ MORE