Have you ever met someone who was “stuck in their ways”? This was the case with adults in agriculture back in the 1800s. Universities found young people to be more open and accepting of new research and agricultural developments. The thought ... READ MORE
March of 2000, wasn’t that a million years ago? That was the last time I walked into the show ring at the Putnam County Fair as a youth exhibitor. Who would have thought I would come back to that same arena as the University of Florida/IFAS ... READ MORE
Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature. Today, however, I am going to talk about something that may not sound or smell that pleasant: Onsite Sewage Treatment ... READ MORE
June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day. Most readers are probably aware that sea turtles nest on our local beaches during the summer months (May through October). Three species commonly nest on Florida beaches. Over the past five years (2015-19), 3,344 ... READ MORE
If you are passing by one of the local potato farms, you may notice potatoes rolling off the harvesters and filling the tractor-driven wagons. I stand in awe as I watch a four-row mechanical harvester dig approximately 20,000 pounds of potatoes ... READ MORE
Many people are probably familiar with the Portuguese Man-o-War. That’s the floating ocean animal that looks like an inflated plastic bag attached to long purple and blue tentacles. Oh, and those tentacles will deliver a nasty sting if you ... READ MORE
Organic sweet potatoes certainly catch the eye of the health-conscience consumer looking for the best starch to add to their diet. They’re a great source of vitamins A, B-6 and C, as well as fiber, calcium, iron and magnesium. California ... READ MORE
Some plastic products are labeled as “biodegradable,” “environmentally-friendly,” or “compostable.” All of these terms imply that the product will have a minimal or no negative impact on the environment. Unfortunately, the public ... READ MORE
Citrus season is here!
The Putnam County Horticulture and FCS (Family & Consumer Sciences) agents will provide information on variety selection for cold-hardy citrus, general care and maintenance, pest management, and an update on citrus ... READ MORE
There are lots of gatherings this time of year in the agricultural community and UF/IFAS Extension is excited about participating in all of them.
The Bunnell Bonanza attracted families to a fun-filled day of games, pony rides, ... READ MORE