There is no doubt that cattle prices are high. With added income this year, you may be considering investing some of that money instead of sending it in as taxes next April. It is important to make wise use of that money to provide years of ... READ MORE
Background: This sunflower sample from a commercial farm in Central Florida was showing widespread, fast decline with necrosis throughout the plant.
Diagnosis: After culturing a sample of the plant tissue, we ... 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
As an agriculture agent, one question I get a lot is "How do I apply for the ag exemption?" Clients who ask this are typically referring to granting their property Agricultural Classification, more commonly referred to as "Greenbelt." Agricultural ... READ MORE
There are several issues to consider when a storm is headed toward your property and having livestock adds to the complexity of preparations. High winds, torrential rains and flooding can affect livestock owners in several ways. Many preparations ... READ MORE
High winds, torrential rains and flooding can affect poultry owners in several ways. Many preparations are a part of your regular routine. Regular maintenance of fence and coops or housing keep poultry safe at all times. Reinforce barns, ... READ MORE
Many preparations should already be part of a horse owner’s normal routine. Regular maintenance of fence around pasture keeps horses safe at all times. All horse owners need to keep vaccinations and Coggins tests current for good health ... 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
One cow, skipping one calving season equals a $500 loss, at very least. Cattle management encompasses many duties for cattle owners and improving reproductive efficiency of the herd lumps much of that management into one basket, of sorts, because ... READ MORE
In a nutshell, Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence by educating people on proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry (BQA.org). When better quality ... READ MORE