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UF/IFAS Extension
Bradford County

The Bradford County Cooperative Extension Service is a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), provide scientific research-based educational programming and information.

(904) 966-6224
2266 N Temple Ave
Starke, FL 32091


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8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Heifer Selection
Depending on which calving season you have, cattlemen must make decisions on which heifer calves they want to keep or buy for their herd. Usually, 10-20% of your herd will need to be replaced with heifers each year


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2021 Peanut Butter Challenge
Take The Challenge By Samara Purvis Bradford County 4-H Extension Agent Peanut Butter: a nostalgic staple found in most American kitchens has made its appearance in many lunch boxes or ladled around a spoon for a snack. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), The creamy nutty spread holds 7 grams of protein for every 2 0z serving


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


Saddle and Tack Care in Florida
It is that time of year again, where your saddle and leather tack probably have some mold and mildew on them. Have you ever wondered how to properly clean your tack, oil it, and finish/condition it? Don't let that mold or mildew continue to grow on your leather, it can ruin it


MAY is Beef Month!
May is Beef Month: This is a beautiful time to recognize the importance of the beef industry and to celebrate the farmers and ranchers who work hard every day to raise & care for cattle while preserving the land. According to the Florida Beef Council, Florida’s cattle industry is ranked 13th in overall cow numbers nationwide


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    Tactics on Preventing Small Ruminant Footrot
    Small Ruminant footrot is caused by an infection from two organisms: Dichelobacter Nodosus and Fusobacterium Necrophorum. Fusobacterium necrophorum is in most sheep and goat environments and can set the stage for footrot to occur


    Resources for Florida’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Industries Impacted by Hurricane Ian
    Andrew Ropicki, Marine Resource Economics Specialist, UF/IFAS Extension, and Florida Sea Grant Scott Jackson, Regional Specialized Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County, and Florida Sea Grant (Updated Oct 3 2022) Hurricane Ian caused significant damage to large parts of Florida and the state’s fisheries and aquaculture industries were particularly hard hit. Several sources are available for industry members needing assistance