Tag Archive: Health

Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health

Picture: UF/IFAS agronomy students dig up peanut plants for a nodule sample at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center near Live Oak, FL David Hensley and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/peanut-nodule-analysis-to-assess-crop-health/

Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month

Most of us are willing to go to the doctor or the dentist, which are both part of taking care of our health. However, do you go to the eye doctor? If not, you definitely should add it to your healthy lifestyle regime. Eye exams at every age and stage of life can help you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/05/keep-an-eye-on-your-eye-health-august-is-national-eye-exam-month/

4-H Horse Health Clinic Scheduled for June 13th

The Area A 4-H Horse Advisory Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Bess Darrow, DVM and Mr. Billy Blackman, Professional Farrier to our first Area A 4-H Equine Clinic.  Our focus will be on overall equine health, as well as dental and hoof concerns.  There is no fee for this clinic but you must register …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/4-h-horse-health-clinic-scheduled-for-june-13th/

Honey Bee Health & Best Management Strategies – August 30th

Florida A&M University will be hosting a bee health workshop on Sunday, August 30th from 11AM to 5PM at the FAMU Research and Education Center in Quincy.  The workshop will be led by Michael Schmaeling of the Rodale Institute. Credit: Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory, University of Florida. Topics to be discussed at the workshop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/22/honey-bee-health-best-management-strategies-august-30th/

Beat the Heat this Summer – Stay Hydrated for Health

Stay hydrated to beat the heat! Summer is in full swing and our part of the country is very hot.  When the temperature rises, proper hydration is extra important. You need to provide your body with the fluid that it needs to stay healthy. Water regulates many different body processes, including body temperature, digestion, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/beat-the-heat-this-summer-stay-hydrated-for-health/

The Cow is the First Source of Calf Health

Colostrum consumption is a key factor in the long-term health of newborn calves. This calf needs to get up and nurse several times within the first four hours after birth, to ensure adequate consumption. (Alachua, Florida) When it comes to the health of newborn calves, it all starts with the cow. The cow’s plain of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/07/the-cow-is-the-first-source-of-calf-health/

Webinar: Farmers Making a Smart Choice for Health Insurance

Date: January 28, 2015 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern Time (12:00-1:30 pm CT) Presented by national expert: Dr. Roberta Riportella, Kansas State University Extension A panel of experts have been invited to answer questions, including: IRS SBA Participants will learn how the Affordable Care Act affects farm/ranch families as individuals (consumers), as business operators, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/webinar-farmers-making-a-smart-choice-for-health-insurance/

Reduce Maintenance and Improve Palm Health!

Over-pruning. Photo credit: JB McConnell, UF/IFAS Many people picture sugar sand beaches, emerald green water, and gorgeous palm trees swaying in the breeze when they think about visiting or moving to Florida. The panhandle offers the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and sugar sand beaches, but sometimes its palms look a bit deficient. Why is that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/02/reduce-maintenance-and-improve-palm-health/

Panhandle Equine Health and Management Workshop

Photo by Jennifer Bearden Join us for an educational evening! Topics will include: Equine Digestive System and Nutrition Equine Dental Care Internal Parasites of Equines Quality Forages   When:  December 9, 2014 Time:  6-8:30pm Where:  UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy   Download the flyer to share this information with other horse enthusiasts: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/15/panhandle-equine-health-and-management-workshop/

Soil Health and Cover Crop Group to Meet April 1

We know not to plant crotalaria now and the County Agent doesn’t wear a tie anymore, but Jefferson County and cover crops still go together.  Photo Credit: Estimated date of photo is 1920′s from the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/12 The first meeting of a Florida soil health/cover crop working group will be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/15/soil-health-and-cover-crop-group-to-meet-april-1/

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