Welcome to the UF/IFAS Extension in Suwannee County website. From learning principles of proper nutrition to growing profitable crops and helping youth develop leadership skills and self esteem. Suwannee County's Extension offers a wealth of practical information for the citizens of our county.
1302 11th Street SW
Live Oak, FL 32064
Breakthrough laminitis research shows promise for the future
Horse owners usually dread hearing the diagnosis of “Laminitis.” The disease plagues horses of many backgrounds, ages and disciplines
Celebrate National Dairy Month
June is National Dairy month, so grab yourself a nice cold glass of milk and celebrate! The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that we meet our food group needs with nutrient-dense foods and beverages. These foods provide vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting components
What's Going On Near You
2019 Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale
With deadlines approaching for the 2019 Suwannee Valley Youth Livestock Show and Sale (SVYLSS), it is a good time to start planning for the year. Below is the important information to keep in mind: Important Dates November 1, 2018 - 4HOnline Registration and Membership Fees due; Entry forms due to local Extension Office (NEW RULE) December 8, 2018 -
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
Topic Tuesday: Stink Bugs
The ag sector thrives throughout Suwannee County and for producers to continue to be successful, they require up-to-date information on new emerging crops. One research project being conducted at the NFREC-SV is examining Calabaza Squash as a new emerging crop for north Florida led by Dr
What’s Wrong with My Perennial Peanut?
Perennial peanut has many benefits as both a ground cover and forage. In fact, one of its best features is its resistance to nematodes, pathogens, and drought
Topic Tuesday: Chilli Thrips
It’s that time of year again - blueberry season! I know I’m excited! Blueberries are a major crop grown here in Florida with ~7,000 acres of commercial blueberries. In addition, there are many U-Pick operations scattered throughout this region
What Flies Are Irritating Your Horses?
External and internal parasites cost the horse industry billions of dollars annually. In this blog we will focus on external parasites such as flies