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
Florida has been through a period of warm winters. When I say warm I mean Central Florida has not seen many hard freezes in the last 11 years. During these warm periods, homeowners forget those tortuous cold nights on their tropical plants. ... READ MORE
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
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
When we think of things as being invasive we often imagine something like water Hyacinths covering every inch of a waterway or acres of Brazilian Peppers blocking out the sun where nothing else will grow. Invasive species are ... 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 "Anatomy and Physiology of Beef Cattle Fact Sheet", written by Taylor Davis.
Female External Genitalia:
The external part of the reproductive tract. The thickened folds ... READ MORE
Highlands and Hardee County will be presenting Beef Cattle Reproduction Workshop 2017. In this workshop, you will learn the anatomy and physiology of bovine reproductive tracts, advantages of establishing a calving season, artificial insemination ... READ MORE
This course is sponsored by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and is conducted in conjunction with area large animal Veterinary practitioners. It is part of a continuing multi-county effort to help South Florida beef producers market ... READ MORE
What is “STEAM”?
Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence ... READ MORE