Beekeeping as a hobby has been growing in popularity since 2006. And one of the perks of being a beekeeper is collecting honey from your colonies. But how do you prepare for all the mess and what do you need to have on hand to ensure a smooth ... READ MORE
Beekeeping as a hobby has been growing in popularity since 2006. And one of the perks of being a beekeeper is collecting honey from your colonies. But how do you go from frames of honey to honey in a jar? Let’s take a closer look at how it ... READ MORE
Where can I buy locally grown food?
Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE
Recently, I’ve been trying to use some of the mathematical approaches to grazing management. This had always seemed a little too complex for me, but I decided to give it a go. I wanted to see how many pastures, how many days, and how much ... 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
Freeing stuck vehicles is a common thing in the agricultural world. Maybe you are rolling a newly planted pasture and got a little too close to that wet spot you knew was there, but thought you had it. Or maybe you’re out hog hunting and ... 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
Rotational grazing is a tool that can help increase forage production and average daily gain. But rotational grazing comes with more management planning. One of the biggest factors that determine the feasibility of rotational grazing is actually ... READ MORE
There are several situations where you may find yourself with a bottle calf. At the earliest stages you may have witnessed the birth. If the mother survived let nature take its course. But if you happen to see the mother die from birth, or she ... READ MORE
In case you didn’t know medication isn’t cheap. Whether you are buying for a human, or any of our livestock this holds true. It would be a shame if that livestock medication never made a proper transition from bottle to animal wouldn’t ... READ MORE