Gardening is a great way to get some exercise, relieve stress, eat healthier, and increase your food security. And while some of us have always enjoyed gardening, it’s great to see a whole new crop of gardeners is emerging as people find themselves ... READ MORE
Local farming and home gardening is never more relevant than in times of emergency when food supply and distribution have the potential to become unstable. Those stuck at home can make the most of it and grow a great spring garden. Tropical ... 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
The Clean Water Act
The Clean Water Act was first enacted in 1972. It serves as a framework to regulate the pollution of surface waters in the United States. It does not include the protection of groundwater (which is a protected under of the ... READ MORE
Equine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be spread directly and indirectly to horses.
Incubation period is 1-3 days post exposure and symptoms usually appear 3-5 days after the horse has been exposed.
Symptoms ... READ MORE
Temperature Pulse Respiration
Temperature, pulse, and respiration also known as TPR is a great way to check your horse’s vital signs to make sure your horse is healthy. Knowing your horse’s normal vital signs will help you recognize when ... READ MORE
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Kissimmee, FL
If you are considering starting or expanding a small farm business, this workshop will help you find the answers you need.
Presentations and discussions include:
Osceola County and State regulations ... READ MORE
Tomatoes are native to South America and have become one of our favorite vegetables in the United States. Tomatoes have been grown commercially in Florida for nearly 150 years, and we remain one of the top tomato-producing states. Florida tomatoes ... READ MORE
The bright lights of the Ferris wheel, a taste of those delicious boiled peanuts, the sound of the auctioneer, and that familiar fresh sawdust smell. Those are some of my favorite things about the Osceola County Fair! So grab some of those boiled ... READ MORE
Why did my tomato plants not have any fruit last summer?
In Florida, the summer season is just not the right time to grow them. While a few varieties, mostly cherry tomatoes, may be capable of enduring the summer, most varieties prefer more ... READ MORE