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
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
“What are all those pretty yellow flowers growing in the farm fields”?
That would be Sunn Hemp – a leguminous cover crop that adds organic matter and nutrients to the soil during the fallow times of the year. Annual cover crops are ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS hosted a legislative farm tour through the Tri-County Agriculture Area (Putnam, St. Johns, and Flagler Counties) for elected officials on November 14, 2019. We visited four farms throughout the day and attended the Farm Bureau CARES ... READ MORE
For those growers that use pesticides, you need to familiar yourself with the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS). WPS is a federal regulation that is designed to protect agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. An EPA guidance ... READ MORE
Most of the Central Florida Livestock Agents (CFLAG) are quite familiar with the annual gathering at Deseret Ranch in Osceola County known as Beef Reproduction School. The old timers tell me that UF has been a part of hosting this program ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension hosted a successful food systems tour of Flagler County for many interested legislators on March 15, 2018. Dr. Wendy Mussoline, Agricultural Extension Agent for Putnam and Flagler Counties, organized the event and partnered ... READ MORE
White clover is a cool season legume that adds a high-protein supplement to common pasture grasses such as Bahia and Bermuda grasses. White clover is a very nutritious supplement for livestock since it contains 15% protein (on a dry matter ... READ MORE
They both need to get plump?
Actually, the correct answer is Clay Ranch, LLC in Florahome (Putnam County, Florida). Diversification is an essential element to succeed in the agribusiness world today. Chance Clay is a young generation farmer ... READ MORE
It’s that time of the year when our ranchers are blessed with lots of baby hooves hitting the ground. When you pass by, you can usually catch a glimpse of a newborn calf standing beside its mother. In typical cow-calf operations, desirable ... READ MORE