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
Find your county's UF IFAS Extension Office.
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
The definition of a growth habitat is the type of stem and the positioning of the stem. The plant morphology structure and characteristic that determines growth habitat are rhizomes, stolons and tillers. The sod forming grasses that have rhizomes ... READ MORE
In Florida, warm-season perennial grasses provide adequate forage during the summer months, but both forage quality and quantity are limited in the winter months. During the winter months warm-season perennial grasses go dormant because of shorter ... READ MORE
Free, online class:
Beekeeping: Is it for me?
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
6:00pm-8:00pm Eastern Time
Find out if beekeeping would be a good hobby or business for you! We cover the basic considerations for potential beekeepers: ... READ MORE
In-person class in Osceola County, FL:
Keeping Backyard Chickens
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Kissimmee, FL (this is an in-person class)
Learn how to keep chickens for fun and egg production.
Topics covered include:
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The definition of a weed is a plant growing where it is not wanted. Weeds in a pasture can limit productivity, reduce forage growth, and cause livestock harm. Weeds and forage grasses are constantly competing for resource and can be costly for ... READ MORE
Warm-season perennial grasses cover most of the state of Florida and can be a wonderful tool in a livestock production system. Warm-season perennial grasses can be utilized for grazing and hay production. Hay production allows the surplus of ... READ MORE
Authors: Brittany Justesen & Jessica Sullivan, UF IFAS Extension - Osceola County
Backyard poultry flocks have become more common in recent years, and small flock owners should be aware of how to prevent illness in their flocks ... READ MORE