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
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
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
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
In 2018 Florida farmers planted over 115, 000 acres of cotton with over 5,000 acres in the Suwannee Valley area. Cotton production has a long history in our area and we are seeing renewed interest in this crop.
If you go back 100 years ... READ MORE
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 uses a dicamba ... READ MORE
The 42nd Annual Tri-County Peanut Production Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the 4th District Community Center near Branford, Florida. The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm with an optional pesticide training for producers ... READ MORE
January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day. Unless you have a peanut allergy, you are one of the millions of Americans who like to indulge in some peanut butter quite often. Creamy or chunky, with chocolate or with jelly, peanut butter has ... READ MORE
No matter ones feelings on tobacco, its production has a long history in the Suwannee Valley Area. Since the 1920's, this area has consistently produced some of the highest yielding and finest quality tobacco in the world. Although planted ... READ MORE
Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers' approach to addressing food access, affordability and nutrition education is unique in that it works with the full food system from producer to consumer. With almost five years of experience ... READ MORE