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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It’s the rainy season here in Central Florida and heavy rainfall can cause puddles and standing water around the yard. Unfortunately, this standing water can provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes pesky pests, but ... READ MORE
Are you ready to make bank with your baking? Florida Cottage Food Law was just revised, expanding options for food entrepreneurs. Concurrently, new State laws for home-based businesses were also revised, making further allowances for at-home ... READ MORE
Summer is here, and with the heat comes rain. Where does all this rainwater go? Some of it soaks into the ground, some evaporates back into the air, but some also runs off into waterbodies. Rain that runs off the ground is called stormwater ... 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
American Elderberry is an interesting-looking Florida native plant that’s putting on a show now along roadsideswith its blooms and berries. In recent years, Elderberry products have become some of the most in-demand health supplements ... READ MORE
Please join us for our Limited Pesticide Review on May 27th from 8:30 – 3:30. You may attend the full day if you need to certify for the Limited Commercial Landscape or Limited Lawn and Ornamental pesticide license or if just need the 6 CEU ... READ MORE
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation!
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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
Citrus is Florida’s most valuable crop, with over 430,000 acres in citrus groves throughout the state. Florida citrus is harvested October-June. Most of Florida’s citrus is processed for juice, but plenty of fresh fruit is available at groves, ... READ MORE