At t=the local grocery store produce department, so many different vegetables that may be purchased at any time, whether in season or not! Vegetables that are always available include tomatoes, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, lettuce, ... READ MORE
Camellias are a delightful evergreen, flowering shrub choice for your fall to winter garden in Sumter County. Camellias came to America from Asia in the late 1700, and since 1900 southern gardeners have been planting them in their gardens.
Types ... READ MORE
We all know that stress is not good for us and leads to health problems. Stress can also be detrimental to cattle in ways we may not easily see. That is why low-stress or quiet handling of cattle is an important principle in the Beef Quality ... READ MORE
If your power goes out, when it comes back on, check your indoor humidity. Without electricity you have not had air circulation or removed moisture from the air with air conditioning or a dehumidifier. The average relative humidity in Florida ... READ MORE
If your child is having their tonsils removed or your grandma is having a serious medical crisis in intensive care, each patient needs a family advocate. You are not always allowed in the room and sometimes they are not allowed to stay overnight. ... READ MORE
Happy New Year! Have you started to think about your project or record book and Standards of Excellence application for the year yet? I’m willing to bet that the answer to that question is “no!”.
Most of us tend to wait until riiiiight ... READ MORE
It has been a few years since Sumter has had an active County Council. We are VERY excited to be bringing it back for the 2022-2023 4-H year!
Many do not know about the Florida 4-H State Council System or how it works. In this blog, I will ... READ MORE
People who own ‘small acreage’ usually look to have some ‘small agriculture’ that perhaps enhances their income or enhances their rural lifestyle. Poultry are a popular choice because they are relatively easy to manage. Goats and sheep ... READ MORE
Common Name: Wild Pig, Wild Hog, Feral Swine
Status: Invasive Species
Scientific Name: Sus scrofa
Occurrence: Year-round resident throughout Florida
Identification: The average wild pig can be about three foot tall, and over five ... READ MORE
In June of this year, I had the opportunity to attend my very first Florida 4-H Legislature session. Although I grew up as a Florida 4-H’er and heard this event mentioned over the years, I never knew what it was or attended; something I deeply ... READ MORE