What is biosecurity? Biosecurity are management practices that are used to prevent the introduction and spread of disease on your operation. Developing a biosecurity plan is an essential part of maintaining healthy livestock as well as profitability ... READ MORE
Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? If you are interested in improving your pastures to be greener on your side of the fence, pasture management is the recommended practice for you.
Pasture management is recommended ... READ MORE
With increasing interest in homesteading and self-sufficiency in recent years, many people want livestock for food production. Chickens are a good option for small acreage, and some Florida cities even allow small flocks of hens in urban yards.
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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
Spring is honey bee swarm season. When flowers start blooming, bees start making honey and bee colonies increase in size, causing them to outgrow their nest. The queen and about half of the worker bees then leave the parent colony to find ... READ MORE
The Osceola County Fair is here! The Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show and Osceola County Fair is held February 12-21st. The Osceola County Fair is a great place to come out and support Osceola County 4-H and FFA members who work very hard all ... READ MORE
Big jackets and hot chocolate is a sign of winter weather in Florida, but this time of year can also bring additional challenges for horse owners. During these cooler weather months horses can decrease their water consumption amount due to colder ... READ MORE
The Osceola County 4-H Horse Program is a great opportunity for youth to expand their knowledge and improve their horsemanship skill while having fun! Youth will participate in activities to help improve their citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship, ... 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
Out with the old, in with the new. New deworming methods that is. In the past horse owners would deworm their horses every four to eight weeks to treat for intestinal parasites, but that is an outdated and incorrect method for treating intestinal ... READ MORE