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The Polk County Livestock Extension Program is designed to provide educational programs and assistance for livestock producers, and promote agricultural awareness and its importance to our food system and economy.  This agent is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating these livestock Extension programs in Polk County.  The agent delivers educational programs in livestock production and management, forages and pastures, plant science, farm management, and agricultural awareness.

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CONTACT

Bridget Stice

Livestock and Forages

Extension Agent III, M.S.

863-519-1048

bccarlis@ufl.edu

Recent Livestock Blog Posts

2019 Average Farm Rent & Labor Rates

Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers negotiate salaries for the year ahead. It...
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2019 Weather Summary and 2020 Outlook

- Rainfall 2019 was not a good weather year for farming in the Panhandle.  It was the hottest year on record along the impact zone of Hurricane Michael.  It was also abnormally dry over the second half of the...
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7 Steps to Successful Pasture Establishment

I have received a number of calls recently with questions about pasture planting.  There are a number of reasons to plant or re-plant pastures, whether you are converting crop or timber land to pasture, renovating a field that had been...
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