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2021 Virtual Farm Tour and Video Scavenger Hunt

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What is Farm Tour? Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is usually a fun-filled day where people get the chance to learn about agriculture by visiting local farms in… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Organic Farming, CSAs and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 1 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Big Daddy’s Farm In growing plants, farmers face many challenges on the farm. Plants need a certain amount of water and nutrients… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 5: Gardening, camellias, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 5 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 5: South Seminole Farm and Nursery Florida’s nursery industry ranks second in the U.S. next to California. There are over 7,000 registered nurseries… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 3: Agritourism, pesticide research and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 3 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 3: Pappy’s Patch What is agritourism? As many of us know, tourism is Florida’s number one industry! Agriculture is our number 2 industry… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 4: Citrus production, juicing, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 4 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 4: White’s Red Hill Groves What is Florida’s history with citrus? You may not know this, but citrus is not native to Florida…. Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Pollination, beekeeping, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 6 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Dennis the Bee Guy What is pollination? Pollination starts with the flower. There are female flowers, male flowers or flowers that have… Read More

What is an invasive weed? Weed Wrangle© Week

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Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is a weed? To understand what an invasive weed is, we must first learn what is a weed! A weed is any plant… Read More

What fruits can you grow in Central Florida?

Fruit Gardening Webinar Series Here at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, we just finished up our “Get Your Grove On” webinar series. The series ran from September 23rd-October 21st and met for an hour every Wednesday… Read More

Updates on Suspicious Seed Packets: How to properly dispose of seeds

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What is going on with the seeds? If you have not heard about these suspicious seed packets, visit this blog post for the full story. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes that the… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Water Gone Virtual

Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food?… Read More