This year Nassau County sent 5 riders and 2 “crew” 4-H members to the Area North Horse Show! We are happy to announce that all of them qualified to show at the State Horse Show in Tampa this summer! In addition to qualifying, our Nassau ... READ MORE
With the cancellation of the Northeast Florida Fair, we are creating a virtual livestock showmanship contest!
We understand that 2020 has been challenging and oftentimes disappointing for our youth. Many of the annual experiences ... READ MORE
What is "intentional"?
Intentional is doing something deliberately, with purpose, and whole-hearted.
When it comes to riding, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a good play or leisurely stroll, however, to improve our horses and ourselves ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
The Northeast Florida Small Farms Network connects livestock producers and growers to a resource-network focused on diversified and economically sustainable agriculture. Facilitated by the UF/IFAS Agriculture Extension agent of Nassau County, ... READ MORE
Many may remember the mad cow disease epidemic in the United Kingdom during the mid-nineties. But what is mad cow disease and where did it come from? Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or commonly referred to as mad cow disease is a fatal ... READ MORE
If you take a look around your yard this spring, chances are you will spot bags of caterpillar webs. If you were to peer closer you will see numerous Eastern Tent Caterpillars(ETC) inching around. These insects exist throughout the United States, ... READ MORE
National Pasture Lease Information
Pasture leasing is an annual expense that needs to be factored into annual budgets. The national average cash rent pasture rates in 2017 are $12.50/acre, which is a decrease of $0.50/acre in comparison of ... READ MORE
Trich- a very tricky situation
Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as “trich”, is a venereal disease that impacts several species, including humans. In cattle, the disease is caused by the protozoa Tritrichomonas foetus, a motile organism ... READ MORE
With hurricane season here and in full cyclone, the likelihood of having to evacuate is pressing. Evacuating horses is not a simple task. Horses are large, high-value, flight animals that are subjective to dangerous behaviors and injuries when ... READ MORE