The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.
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World Bee Day
When you read the word “bee,” what comes to mind? Is it an image of a honeybee? If so, you are in the company of most people. Not many would argue the sweet benefits of this insect
Tri-County 4-H Potato Project: Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Potatoes and Youth
In January and April, 4-H agents, Ag Agents, FCS Agents, volunteers, and farm staff from St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties came together to provide two days of hands-on learning experiences for our 4-H kids at the UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture Extension Center on Cowpen Branch Road
What's Going on in Florida
Irrigation Orientation – A Webinar Series for Florida Homeowners
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know.
Extension’s 108th Anniversary
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s also the 108th anniversary of an obscure piece of legislation that might also play an important role in your life
Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Tips That Can Help You Publish
In a 2021 in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, as well as the need for a “diversified scholarship portfolio” (Adams, et al, 2005)
Laughter, Lights, and Fun Nights: Seeing the County Fair Through New Eyes
March of 2000, wasn’t that a million years ago? That was the last time I walked into the show ring at the Putnam County Fair as a youth exhibitor. Who would have thought I would come back to that same arena as the University of Florida/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Agent in 2022? It sure wasn’t me! Something like this wasn’t even on my radar, back then
A Taste of Tradition: 65th Annual Cracker Day Returns
What is Cracker Day? After two years’ hiatus due to some creepy crawly virus, Cracker Day returns with a vengeance. Where else can you go to eat beef that’s been slow-grilled over Blackjack oak all night long, enjoy professional bull riding by the Rough Riders and watch kids try to lay on a goat backwards for 7 seconds while running through the arena? Only Cracker Day in Bunnell, Florida
How do Hard Freezes Affect Local Crops?
The winter weather arrived a bit late in Putnam County, but it is certainly making up for lost time. A “freeze” occurs when temperatures drop below 32ºF, but a “hard freeze” is when temperatures dip down below 28ºF for at least a few hours