In Osceola County, Florida:
Need help with crops, bees, food businesses, agritourism? Contact Jessica Sullivan, 321-697-3040
Need help with livestock, pastures? Contact Brittany Justesen
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Rangelands in Florida are land with native vegetation that have adapted to Florida’s conditions and during the winter months these rangelands are grazed by livestock.
Florida is home to 350 native grass species, but no native grasses are ... READ MORE
Grazing management: The manipulation of grazing in pursuit of a specific objective or set of objectives. Grazing management is important to provide persistent and good forage to meet the needs of a plant and animal in a livestock operation.
There ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management.
"Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important than ... READ MORE
Many workplaces, schools, and social venues have been shut down. One thing remains: Everyone still needs to eat. It’s more critical than ever to keep domestic farming, ranching and associated food processing, packing, and distribution up and ... READ MORE
Every producer knows agriculture is a business with risks. Having the right insurance coverage can be the difference between sustaining your operation and literally losing the farm.
This gives an overview of insurance considerations for agricultural ... READ MORE
Rodents destroy stored feed, damage crops, infest buildings, and chew through wires, plastic pipes and irrigation lines. They can be troublesome in barns, fruit groves and packing houses. Rodents can carry diseases and parasites that can be ... READ MORE