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What are the judges REALLY looking for on County Events Day?


January 3, 2022

How hard would it be to play a game if no one told you the rules or how to win? How would you feel? How long would it hold your interest? If you kept trying again and again but continued to lose, would you keep playing? Often, youth go into ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Events,
Tags: 4-H, 4-H County Events, 4-H Demonstration, 4-H District Events, 4-H Illustrated Talk, 4-H Public Speaking, 4-H Share-the-fun, 4-H State Events, Public Speaking

Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Awards and Recognition for Extension Professionals


January 3, 2022

As we wrap up the old year and before we begin diving into the new year, it is important that we take time to reflect on the highlights of our programing efforts from this past year. These highlights can then be transformed into award winning ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Award Application, Awards, Awards And Recognition, Central District, Central District RSA, Extension Professionals, Geralyn Sachs, Professional Development, Scholarly Nuggets, Scholarly Works

Brace Yourselves Stock Show Kids… Winter is Coming!


December 28, 2021

After spending 5 years managing a horse farm in the Texas Panhandle, I have come to greatly appreciate our mild Florida winters! Although it’s pretty unlikely that any of us will be busting ice 3-5 times per day in negative temperatures and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Livestock
Tags: 4-h Livestock, Cattle Winter Management, Florida Winter Livestock, Horse Coat Management, Swine Winter Management In Florida, Winter Care For Livestock

What does Charles Darwin have to do with pesticide resistance?


December 15, 2021

In agriculture, one of the things we worry about the most is pesticide resistance. When a pest like an insect, weed, or disease is no longer effectively controlled by a pesticide, growers may be left with few - if any - alternatives. The concept ... READ MORE

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