Friday Feature:  Farmer Mental Health

Friday Feature: Farmer Mental Health

This week’s featured video was produced by the University of Texas at Tyler’s South West Ag Center to address a serious issue, the mental health of farmers.  In this video, Grant Heinrich, a Lubbock farmer and crop duster, shares his experience with mental...
Managing Horses to Prevent Heat Stress

Managing Horses to Prevent Heat Stress

Carissa Wickens, UF/IFAS Extension Equine Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences   During the summer months in Florida, we expect periods of high heat and humidity, but exposure to extreme temperatures when the heat index (how hot it really feels when the...
Mitigating Risk for an Equine Enterprise

Mitigating Risk for an Equine Enterprise

  Saundra TenBroeck, UF/IFAS State Extension Horse Specialist Running a horse operation or simply owning horses can bring potential risk associated with clients and/or guests on your property, particularly youth. Some courts have found that a child can find a...
Guidelines for Selecting a Consulting Forester

Guidelines for Selecting a Consulting Forester

  Ian Stone, Forestry/Natural Resources Agent-Walton County Selecting a consulting forester is a major decision for landowners with both small and large private forest management enterprises. Consulting foresters provide technical forestry assistance in all...
Reducing Farm Food Safety Risks

Reducing Farm Food Safety Risks

Fall is here so is harvest season! For our fresh produce that is harvested and packed by hand, food safety practices play a major role in protecting consumers. Some growers may be subject to the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization...