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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

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 recent limits on… Read More

Grouping and Feeding Cows by Nutritional Need

When dairy cows are grouped by production level, dairy farmers and nutritionist can formulate a ration that meets their nutritional needs. At the 29th Annual Ruminant Nutrition Symposium, Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison, spoke about the financial… Read More

Winter Tips for Turfgrass

Article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charles Reynolds for publication on October 8th, 2017 in the Highlands Today Newspaper. Florida lawns may go into a form of dormancy during the winter but there are several things… Read More

Dairy Producers Strive to Improve Milk Quality

Dairy producers are constantly striving to improve the quality of milk they produce. Higher quality milk can mean a price premium and longer shelf life for dairy products.  Milk quality continues to improve because of advances in equipment,… Read More

STEM+Agriculture and 4-H!

What is “STEAM”? Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence to change the world… Read More