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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

UF scientists discover genetic markers tied to loss of the ability to sweat in horses

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time,...
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Livestock Predation: Identifying the culprits

By: Hannah Fox, Intern UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Livestock loss, and calf loss in particular, is a major issue in Florida. According to the USDA 2015 report on livestock loss, operations in Florida...
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Marion County Agriculture Hall of Fame Recognition

As a part of Farm City Week Marion County Extension honors individuals from our Community for their contributions to Agriculture. Since its inception in 2003 Marion County has recognized thirty-four men and women for their place in Marion...
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