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Celebrate World Pest Day Today!


June 6, 2022

What is World Pest Day? Today, June 6th, is National World Pest Day! World Pest Day was first celebrated on June 6, 2017 and has since become an annual event. The day is recognized to bring awareness to the problems pests can cause and the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: CEUs, Licensing, Pest, Pest Control, Pesticides, SeminoleCountyAg, World Pest Day
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Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida


October 12, 2021

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Eradication, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, News, South Florida

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida


June 24, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Water
Tags: Ag BMP, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Cost Share, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity
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2021 Virtual Farm Tour and Video Scavenger Hunt


April 19, 2021

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 the area! Why do we want to learn about agriculture? ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour, Agriculture, Compost, Farm Tour, Farms, Fresh From Florida, Hydroponics, Scavenger Hunt
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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Organic Farming, CSAs and more!


April 19, 2021

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 to grow and every plant species is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour, Agriculture, Compost, Farm Tour, Farms, Fresh From Florida, Hydroponics, Scavenger Hunt
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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Livestock, cowboys, and more!


April 19, 2021

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 2 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Ed Yarborough Ranch, Inc. Livestock is an important component of Florida agriculture. About 15.6% of all the land in Florida is improved pasture, rangeland and woodland used ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour, Agriculture, Compost, Farm Tour, Farms, Fresh From Florida, Hydroponics, Scavenger Hunt

Water Wednesdays Recap – Manure Management


November 3, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ag BMP, Caitlin Bainum, Composting, Livestock, Manure Management, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang
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National Farm Safety and Health Week: COVID-19 Farm Safety


September 21, 2020

What is National Farm Safety and Health Week? Agriculture is one of the most important industries in the United States, but also one of the most hazardous. Many injuries seen in agriculture can be prevented through proper training and education. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Educational Resources, Farm Safety, Farmers, Farmworkers

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