Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy

Panorama view of Italian farm

By Linda Porter and Brenda Noah, Marion County Master Gardeners Visitors to Italy often return praising the food, wine, and hospitality of the people. The Florida Master Gardeners who recently enjoyed the Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy… Read More

How to Select Horse Hay

Hay Bales in field

Feeding our horses is typically the largest expense in horse ownership, but feeding them according to their nutrient demands could offer some cost savings. Selecting a good quality hay for our horses often becomes a battle of which… Read More

Have You Been Diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome?

Approximately 47 million adult Americans have metabolic syndrome. It is a serious health condition characterized as a group of risk factors that can increase your chance of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.  It… Read More

Have You Measured Your Waist Lately? You Could Have Abdominal Obesity …

What Does Waist Measurement Have To Do With Your Health? Waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) are two screening measurements used to assess body weight as it relates to disease risk.  Excess body fat increases risk of… Read More