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In Florida, the Cooperative Extension Service is administered by the University of Florida. St. Johns County Commissioners provide support for local faculty, staff and facilities. Check out our recent blog posts below. You can "sort by your interest" to see blogs from other program areas.

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A 4-H’ers Tips for Creating an Attractive Holiday Centerpiece
Tis' the Holiday Season and family gatherings are in full swing! A key part of any holiday table is the centerpiece. Recently, St


What's Going on in Florida

Beef Cattle Workshop for Beginners
If you are interested in registering to attend a FREE Beef Cattle Workshop for Beginners on December 15, 2021 from 9 AM - 12 PM at Spring Ranch in Putnam County, contact Tim Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County - Production Ag Agent at timwilson@ufl


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


Improving the Reproductive Efficiency of Your Cow Herd
Cow/calf breeders produce calves that are then grown and harvested to provide a renewable, healthy, nutritious protein source in the form of beef. Feeding cows and heifers that do not produce a calf each year can severely impact the profitability of these operations


Soil Sampling Your Pasture
If your pasture production is declining, one of the first steps to take to help solve this problem is collecting a soil sample.  The information you gain from this analysis can be used to make necessary adjustments to help you achieve your goal


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    How to Take a Pond Water Sample
    How to Take a Pond Water Sample If you own a pond and plan to collect a water sample to have it tested for dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, toxic ammonia or alkalinity by your County Extension Agent, you will want to watch the video below to learn how to collect your sample.  Samples that have not been collected appropriately could yield results that are inaccurate which, in turn, could change management recommendations related to improving fish


    Pumpkins & Squash: Connecting Agricultural, Urban and Youth Audiences with Food Systems
    Once again, we planted our pumpkin patch at UF/IFAS Hastings! But this year, we doubled the number of varieties planted! Of the dozen tested, three are meant for seed roasting while seven are ideal for baking. After our first successful year in 2020, this project has grown to include education for 4-H and urban audiences