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Category: Agriculture

Hurricane Preparedeness for Citrus Groves

Its that time of year again. Hurricane Season, and with it comes lots of wind and rain.  Sometimes too much wind and rain.  It is important to be prepared for whatever mother nature throws your… Read More

Raising Blue Ribbon Kids

Spring in the Suwannee Valley means it’s time for youth livestock shows.   The hard work of youth raising their steers, pigs and other livestock all leads up to that one week.  It’s every exhibitor’s dream… Read More

Container Gardening with Kids

When trying to find the perfect outdoor activity for children, consider container gardening.  There are many benefits to kids gardening from the educational to the physical benefits.  But one of the best things is your… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but… Read More

2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County

Florida’s climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly occurring between the months of June through October.  The average amount of rain for Lafayette County is 55-56 inches per year.  The oldest… Read More

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant

What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas?  Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia.  Most people might not know the… Read More

2018 Annual Farm Judging Competition

Since 1993, the Lafayette County Extension Office has hosted a Farm Judging and Farm Manager Contest.  Over the 26 years, over 5,000 youth have participated.  FFA and 4-H members from 16 different schools and clubs… Read More

Lafayette 4-H Members Participate in 2018 Suwannee Valley Youth Show

Lafayette 4-H Club was well represented at the recent Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale at the 103rd Suwannee County Fair in Live Oak. Lafayette 4-H Hog Exhibitors Members showing hogs included : Gavin… Read More

Mandatory Dicamba Training March 16th

Florida Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training Video – Lafayette County Extension Office Friday, March 16th from 10:00 am – Noon   In a recent ruling from EPA, “Auxin Specific Training” is now required before anyone… Read More