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Family Gardening During Pandemic Rises


June 28, 2021

One of the unexpected results of the pandemic during the last year has been the increase of families in the yard and garden. As a matter of fact, according to a new survey released by Scott's Miracle Grow, over half of the US population (55%) ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Relationships & Family
Tags: Family, Gardening, Lawn, Vegetables, Yard, Youth

Gardening Increases Self-Confidence in Youth


June 24, 2021

Confidence plays a crucial role in youth development. Kids with low self-confidence are more likely to drop out of school, experience depression, succumb to peer pressure and not have friends. As a parent, you can help your child build self-confidence ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Confidence, Family, Gardening, Youth

Hurricane Preparedeness for Citrus Groves


May 18, 2021

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 way. Especially when you have citrus groves. Hurricane ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Work & Life
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Grove, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Florida, Hurricane, Planning, Preparing, Storms, Tropical Storm, Weather

Raising Blue Ribbon Kids


March 16, 2021

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 to have that blue ribbon animal. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Farm Management, Livestock, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: 4H, Award, Awards, Competition, Family, Livestock, Youth

Container Gardening with Kids


April 14, 2020

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 kids will love it! It ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Crops, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Container Gardening, Fruits, Gardening, Herbs, Kids, Nutrition, Plants, Raised Bed, Vegetables, Youth

2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County


January 23, 2019

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 official rainfall ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: El Nino, F.A.W.N, Lafayette County, Rainfall, Weather

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant


December 5, 2018

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 story of the poinsettia and how ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Christmas Plants, Florida Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscaping, Poinsettias

2018 Annual Farm Judging Competition


October 18, 2018

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 test their judging and farm ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-h, Events, Farm, Farm Judging, Livestock, Youth

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