In an age where the topic of participation trophies sparks a heated debate, 4-H offers an alternative by teaching youth activities where the results is the reward through life skills development!
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Holiday Food & Festivities
With all the food and festivities during the holidays, make sure it isn't an invitation to pesky pests! Pests will eat just about anything, but they might leave you alone if they don't have easy access to food. ... READ MORE
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one out of every five children have obesity and there are many more who are overweight. This is a concern as children who have obesity are at a higher risk for other chronic ... READ MORE
National Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness month. Each year, this observance emphasizes the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Prior to the COVID-19 vaccine we saw the devastating effect ... READ MORE
National Watermelon Month
July is National Watermelon Month. As the name implies, watermelons are made of mostly water. In fact, watermelons are 92% water! The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA’s) recommends eating fruit, especially ... READ MORE
June is National Dairy month, so grab yourself a nice cold glass of milk and celebrate! The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that we meet our food group needs with nutrient-dense foods and beverages. These foods provide vitamins, ... READ MORE
The ag sector thrives throughout Suwannee County and for producers to continue to be successful, they require up-to-date information on new emerging crops. One research project being conducted at the NFREC-SV is examining Calabaza Squash as ... READ MORE
Perennial peanut has many benefits as both a ground cover and forage. In fact, one of its best features is its resistance to nematodes, pathogens, and drought. However, if you have an older variety like ‘Florigraze’ and notice your perennial ... READ MORE
Why celebrate bees?
Celebrate the importance of bees to our food crops and support local beekeepers on May 20. More than 90 crops rely on honeybees for pollination in the US including fruit, fiber, nut and vegetable crops. The crops pollinated ... READ MORE
If you asked someone to rank the importance of sleep on a scale of 1-10, they would probably rank it fairly high. Little can compare to a good night's sleep leaving your mind and body feeling refreshed and restored. Most people know and have ... READ MORE