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
Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetables grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don't fret, Florida is a giant producer of commercial vegetables and ... READ MORE
Last Year's success
It was not quite a year ago the Highlands County Master Gardeners had their inaugural Garden Festival and plant sale. They themed it, Let It Grow! And grow it did; from a great plant sale to a fantastic festival. The festival ... 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
A New Partnership
In a new partnership with the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency, IMSA (International Motor Sports Association), Sebring International Raceway, and Visit Sebring, Highlands County 4-H hosted the first ever 4-H Pinewood ... READ MORE
Let it Grow
The Highlands County Master Gardeners took a leap of faith last year and it paid off. The annual plant sale became a Garden Festival. Their theme, "Let it Grow" described the process to a Tee. No longer were they just selling plants ... READ MORE
What's a succulent?
One of the latest crazes in gardening is growing succulents. Anyone that has collected a few usually finds themselves hooked. They come in all shapes sizes and colors and the ease of growing them can be unmatched. If you ... READ MORE
Garden Festival and Plant Sale
They say time flies while you're having fun. This may explain why the Garden Festival feels like it is coming so quickly. Yes, the Annual Plant Sale, which comes on the 3rd Week of November every year, is morphing ... 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
Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are
now ON SALE!
Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 are available!
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Northern Highlands County ... READ MORE