If you are anything like me, you may have a tendency to collect living beings that require routine care and attention, and the occasional house sitter. Once I realized there were enough cats and dog running around, I turned my attention towards ... READ MORE
December is a wonderful time of year in St. Johns County!
Our local breweries team up for the annual "Nights of Pints" event where you can purchase one t-shirt and receive a complimentary beer at each brewery. Jenna Alexander Studios offers ... READ MORE
On November 18th, the 2022 Tri-County Ag Area celebrated the recipients of the FDACS CARES Award at the St. Johns County Ag Center. This award is provided to those who practice environment stewardship, as recognized by staff of the FDACS Office ... READ MORE
The latest FDACS statistics ranks snapbeans as #7 in the state for value of production.
St. Johns County is known for potatoes, cabbage and sod, primarily, in the world of agriculture. Vegetables of Asian origins (longbeans, bitter melon, ... READ MORE
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we're taking a look back at how our 4-H'ers learned to keep their horses safe during a natural disaster.
The 4-H Bits & Boots Club is comprised of horse-loving youth ages 8-18. Throughout the year, youth ... READ MORE
It has been an exciting year for our artichoke trials in Hastings!
After completing three years of variety trials, we came out with some exciting findings and have been sharing our results!
Back in 2017, our retired director, Gary England, ... READ MORE
Often underrecognized for their contributions to our environment, bats play a pivotal role in keeping insect populations under control while also providing fertilization and pollination services.
Emerging from their roosts at ... READ MORE
It is well known that plants and gardening can promote wellbeing. Most of you reading this are likely gardeners or plant enthusiasts who have first hand experience with the myriad benefits caring for our green friends can impart. Caring for ... READ MORE
In 2021, St. Johns County was honored to have David and Cristol Lee of First Farm be recognized as the CARES award recipient. Every year, farmers are recognized for their conservation efforts and being stewards of the land. First Farm is located ... READ MORE
Organic crop production is increasing in the tri-county agricultural area, with a healthy abundance of vegetables headed straight to your local grocery stores and retail markets. But what makes your produce "organic?"
When discussing organic ... READ MORE