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LIVESTOCK AND FORAGES

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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

Differences in Selenium and Copper Metabolism between Brahman and Angus cattle

by Juliana Ranches, Ph.D. Candidate, UF Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, Ona Copper and selenium are trace minerals required for cattle's optimum performance. Selenium works as an important...
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Study: Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids. Maria Silveira, a professor in the UF/IFAS...
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Farm Cost-Share Kickoff Breakfast – September 18

The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a Cost-Share Kickoff Breakfast on Wednesday, September 18.  The event will begin at 7:00 AM Central Time and will be located at the Jackson County Extension Office Auditorium, 2741 Penn...
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