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
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.
Benefits ... 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
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