Monthly Archive: June 2015

National Forage Week June 21-27

Cattle graze on Bermudagrass at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo #NationalForageWeek The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) is introducing National Forage Week for the first time June 21–27, 2015.  Slightly less than 2 percent of the total U.S. population lives on a farm, making it more difficult for the general public to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/27/national-forage-week-june-21-27/

Crop Oil: Use 1 Gallon per Hundred or 1 Quart per Acre?

Crop oil adjuvants can boost herbicide activity on hard to control weeds. There is some confusion, however, about how much crop oil to add to the sprayer tank to get the right mix.  Photo credit:  Doug Mayo Jay Ferrell and Ramon Leon, University of Florida Weed Specialists A crop oil adjuvant is an essential part …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/27/crop-oil-use-1-gallon-per-hundred-or-1-quart-per-acre/

Agritourism Can Promote Your Farm and Generate Extra Revenue

Silent auction event in a greenhouse at Turkey Hill Farm. Photo by Molly Jameson. The momentum behind the local food movement has meant a huge growth in the number of consumers heading to their local farmers’ markets each week. Not only are they interested in buying produce that is fresh and locally grown, but they …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/agritourism-can-promote-your-farm-and-generate-extra-revenue/

Watermelon – A Taste of Summer

Rarely do I hear the phrase “school’s out” and not think of my own summers of fun and, of course, Alice Cooper’s 1972 major hit single “School’s Out for Summer” – does that age me? In fact, “word” has it that Alice Cooper said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/watermelon-a-taste-of-summer/

Summer Break Spot

Summer Break Spot With school out for the summer, many children may miss out on a meal they normally would receive through USDA’s school meals programs. Florida’s at-risk children now can have meals all summer long. The Summer Break Spot Program, also known as the Summer Food Service Program, is federally funded under the U.S. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/summer-break-spot/

Water Smarts To Keep Kids Safe

Photo Credit: Vicki Vargason On June 20, 2015, a two-year-old boy in Bay County, Florida, drowned in his family’s above-ground pool after being able to get out of the house undetected. Drowning is a very real risk for young children, especially in Florida. Drowning is quick and silent. A child can drown in less than …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/water-smarts-to-keep-kids-safe/

Friday Funny: The Crafty Principal & the Lipstick Mirror

Lipstick on the School Bathroom Mirror A rural middle school in Northwest Florida was recently faced with a unique problem. A new fad arose amongst the 8th grade girls with the use of lipstick.  They began bringing, sharing, and trading with their friends to try out all the new styles and shades.  The gathering point …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/friday-funny-the-crafty-principal-the-lipstick-mirror/

The Idyllic Picnic – Make It a Safe One!

It’s that time of year…Summertime! What could be more enjoyable than a summer picnic? Along the Gulf Coast, all you need is a sunny day, white sand beach, and a menu to remember. However, poor planning can turn a picnic into a small disaster, so first, check the weather forecast because a rainstorm can put …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/the-idyllic-picnic-make-it-a-safe-one/

Get a “Bang” Out of July 4 Safely

Photo Credit: Chris Luczkow, www.flickr.com The bright, beautiful colors of a fireworks displays are a sight to behold and the highlight of July 4 celebrations across the country. But, it’s important to be careful when selecting and using fireworks for your family’s celebration. The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these consumer safety tips: Check …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/get-a-bang-out-of-july-4-safely/

The Impact of Teen Volunteers As Camp Counselors

Most of us are familiar with the need for our teens to become more independent, better communicators, and to develop good decision making skills.  A quick scan of the news headlines can really make one wonder about the future of our community, country, and world.  This post will help relieve your anxieties!  One of the ways that …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/the-impact-of-teen-volunteers-as-camp-counselors/

Older posts «