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Preparing Your Honey Bees for Winter

As temperatures in North Florida grow colder, honey bees may need some special attention. Photo by Evan Anderson As temperatures in North Florida grow colder, honey bees will need some special attention. There are a number of management considerations local beekeepers need to be aware of. Weather and Temperature During the winter, honeybees are less …

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Now’s the Time to Start Preparing for Hunting Season

Deer hunting season is just around the corner. It’s time to start scouting and making preparations to plant cool season food plots. Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin The temperature might still be in the 90s but the kids are back in school and football season is starting soon; that means fall is coming and with it, …

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Tips for Preparing your Child Emotionally for a New School

As summer break comes to a close, many children will be experiencing changes in their school experience at an entirely new school. Be sure to make the transition as easy as possible by talking with your child about the positive experiences they may have this new school year. Below are a few tips on how …

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Preparing for the After-School Snack Stampede!

Young boy drinking a glass of milk It may be hard to believe, but summer vacation is drawing to a close and school is right around the corner. It’s time to plan for lots of things like new classrooms and teachers, unexpected supply needs, extracurricular activity requests – and hungry kids arriving home from school. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/25/preparing-for-the-after-school-snack-stampede/

Preparing for Summer Camp

Photo credit UF IFAS Washington County School is out and the summer is quickly approaching. As a kid, this was my favorite time of the year because in a few weeks I would be off to summer camp. I was always excited about summer camp because it was a time to make new friends while …

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Preparing for 4-H Day at the North Florida Fair

Did you know that you do not have to own an animal to participate in 4-H Day at the North Florida Fair? Many youth look forward to competing in judging contests. The North Florida fair provides opportunities for youth to compete in agriculture judging, horticulture judging, and consumer judging. In addition to the judging contests, …

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Preparing for a Livestock Show

For 4-H members and spectators alike, livestock shows are one of the most anticipated parts of a fair. Preparing your animal for a show begins months in advance. Great care is needed in feeding your animal, practicing showmanship, and making sure your animal is healthy. After all the time and effort that goes into raising …

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Preparing Exhibits for the North Florida Fair

Fairs are often the highlight of the 4-H year. From a youth development perspective, fairs provide an opportunity for 4-H members to demonstrate new knowledge, abilities, skills and attitudes. When youth, parents and volunteers work together, fairs are a great way for youth to learn and also be recognized for their efforts. Being properly prepared …

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Preparing Your Vegetable Garden

Healthful outdoor exercise, a feeling of accomplishment, and potential saving on the family food bill are good reasons why more and more Floridians are turning to home vegetable gardening. Image Credit: FAMU Usually, the most physically challenging part of a vegetable gardening project is to get the soil ready for planting.  However, whatever you do, don’t give …

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Start Preparing for Winter Pastures

Replacement heifers on cool-season forages, Dec. 6, 2013 at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Marianna, FL. Photo credit: Jose Dubeux. Jose Dubeux – NFREC Forage Management Spcialist  dubeux@ufl.edu Cool-season forages are a viable option for North Florida. They extend the grazing season by providing high quality forage to enhance livestock performance. There …

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