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
Historically, humans and poultry have interacted in many ways beyond owning chickens as farm animals. From domesticated fowl being used for meat and egg production to fancy breeds being shown in competition, ducks, chickens, turkeys, and other ... READ MORE
If you are interested in registering to attend a FREE Beef Cattle Workshop for Beginners on December 15, 2021 from 9 AM - 12 PM at Spring Ranch in Putnam County, contact Tim Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County - Production Ag Agent at ... READ MORE
Cow/calf breeders produce calves that are then grown and harvested to provide a renewable, healthy, nutritious protein source in the form of beef. Feeding cows and heifers that do not produce a calf each year can severely impact the profitability ... READ MORE
If your pasture production is declining, one of the first steps to take to help solve this problem is collecting a soil sample. The information you gain from this analysis can be used to make necessary adjustments to help you achieve your goal. ... READ MORE
How to Take a Pond Water Sample
If you own a pond and plan to collect a water sample to have it tested for dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, toxic ammonia or alkalinity by your County Extension Agent, you will want to watch the video below to learn ... READ MORE
Once again, we planted our pumpkin patch at UF/IFAS Hastings!
But this year, we doubled the number of varieties planted! Of the dozen tested, three are meant for seed roasting while seven are ideal for baking. After our first successful year ... READ MORE
This month Water Wednesday will feature Reclaimed Water!
Reclaimed water is all around you and you probably don’t even realize it! Walk outside and look down at your sprinklers. Are they purple? If the answer is yes, that’s reclaimed water! ... READ MORE