Join us and learn about starting a home-based food business.

Thinking about opening a Home-based Food Business? Are you interested in selling food products that you make in your own home? Do you want to sell your home-made baked goods, candies, preserves, and more to the general public? If so, you don’t want to miss this workshop! This workshop will be held f...

The southern pine beetle causes significant economic damage across the Southeast. The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agricultur...e and Consumer Services, is offering a Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program for non-industrial, private forest landowners. Applications can be submitted through July 31:

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The Southern Pine Beetle Florida Township Hazard Rating Map is based on a model developed by the USDA Forest Service. The model computes hazard scores based on input variables that estimate the density and basal area of the most susceptible host pine species (e.g., loblolly and shortleaf pine) an
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Laurel wilt disease has killed as many as half-a-billion trees. And,a new study by a researcher with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences …

For many years, mole crickets — an invasive species originally from South America — posed a significant problem for the environment in Florida. However, UF/IFAS researchers were able to travel to South America and find a solution in three natural enemies: #UFBugs

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension outreach is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers ...

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dixie County Health Dept.
Date: May 18th, 2017
Phone: (352)-498-1360

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Information on rabies

We can't wait for our second annual Livestock Judging Camp. Registration is now open on eventbrite and the link is below. We are expecting this to be bigger and better than last year and we are excited to see everyone there.

Are you a Livestock Judge that wants to take their skills to the next level? This is the event you must attend. Lots of one on one work with both judging and reasons. This event is for judges of all experience levels. The goal of this event is to prepare students for the Florida State Livestock Judg...
Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on just one type of plant, and that’s milkweed (genus Asclepias). Unfortunately, milkweed often has a…

Several experts weigh in on when grain prices could rebound.

Where are grain prices headed for the rest of 2017?

These lizards have been reported as far north as Alachua County, can grow as big as five feet long and they feed on mammals, birds and other reptiles.

They can grow as big as five feet long and they feed birds and other reptiles. The Florida Wildlife Commission reports sightings of Nile Monitor
Come see the amazing impact that the Alachua County Food Hub's Farm to School to Work program is having on all students, faculty and staff involved. This pro...

While this may not be a human food, handling contaminated pet foods can increase your illness risk.

Pet International Recalls Dog Treats Due to Salmonella Risk By News Desk | February 11, 2015 Pet International of Miami, FL, is recalling 1,500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals (e.g., dogs) eating the pr…
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UF Ropin' in the Swamp

We have finalized some of the details for this years Ropin' in the Swamp! Please see the photo of this years event flyer for more information. Feel free to cont...act us with any questions or concerns! Also, please check out our Block and Bridle Website's events page for more information about this coming Ropin' in the Swamp at

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UF IFAS Solutions

"For-Hire" Fishing Workshop will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28th in Crystal River! Registration is required.

Direct questions to Stephanie Clamer at

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We know what we're doing with our leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
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Please join Clay County 4-H at Clay County Fair Grounds for their 3rd Annual Steer & Heifer Showmanship Showdown Clinic and practice show on January 10th, and our 2nd Annual Getting Down & Dirty Swine Showmanship Clinic on January 11th. RSVP to Katrina -