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Agriculture

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Bradford County has farms of varying sizes and types of operations from livestock cow/calf and beef, hay production, timber production, beekeeping, hydroponics and aquaponics, vegetable and fruit production. We are here to help current and prospective farm operators find information on current issues, practices, and recommendations as well as find educational programs being offered locally and regionally. UF/IFAS Extension provides information and educational resources to area residents, in order to promote economic, environmental, and social sustainability of locally diverse agricultural and forest systems.

Cows in pasture

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURE MANAGEMENT

Livestock Management – Cattle, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, swine, and herd health Pasture management – Pasture grass selection, establishment, and management, weed identification and treatment, pasture fertilization, toxic weed control Pesticide Education and Licensing – Agriculture Pesticide licensing, exam preparation, pesticide application and calibration Youth Livestock Education

Pesticide Licenses

Farmers and other professionals with pesticide applicator licenses must maintain and re-certify those licenses, as well as increase their knowledge and safety standards.

Small Farms

The agricultural industry in Florida is in constant threat of economic losses from plant disease, insects, weed problems, and invasive species. In Bradford County we are known for our Strawberries and Greens. Current growers in the area are seeking alternative cropping systems to stay sustainable.