Tag Archive: Health

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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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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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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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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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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Hypertension and Your Health

Check your blood pressure regularly to monitor hypertension. For World Health Day on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) chose to highlight high blood pressure as a major public health concern.  This chronic disease is responsible for increasing the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/10/hypertension-and-your-health/

Research Shows: Volunteerism Promotes Better Health

Melanie G. Taylor Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Agent Gulf County metaylor@ufl.edu The importance of volunteerism has always been strong, but in these tough times of economic hardship, natural disasters, and wartime, the number of volunteers helping those in need are not only helping others, but themselves, too.  Upon entering office, President Obama began a campaign-United …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/02/28/research-shows-volunteerism-promotes-better-health/