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Citrus Health Forum – February 23

Oranges on trees in a grove at the Citrus Research and Education Center. Photo taken on 03/04/16. Florida citrus growers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Citrus Health Forum, February 23rd at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. With the continuous development of cold-hardy citrus varieties, and improvement in freeze protection, there …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/28/citrus-health-forum-february-23/

Healthful Treats? You Betcha! Surprising health benefits of favorite seasonal treats

As we head into the season of overindulgence, it’s good to know that some holiday “treats” can actually be nutritiously guilt-free if we eat them in moderation. Read on to find the hidden health benefits of some classic favorites. Sweet Potatoes: Sure, it’s a no-brainer that sweet potatoes are a source of vitamins, but these …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/26/healthful-treats-you-betcha-surprising-health-benefits-of-favorite-seasonal-treats/

For the Health of It: Cooking Solo

A large and ever-growing number live the single life these days. You have a lot of company and something in common:  freedom of choice. Cooking for one or two can be creative and nutritious. Whether you’re a novice cook or your family has grown and moved out, and, once again, you’re solo cooking…it still can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/18/for-the-health-of-it-cooking-solo/

FAMU Workshop Focuses on Soil Health August 31

Soil Health and Quality Workshop August 31, 2016 Florida A&M University will be hosting “Healthy Soils Grow Great Plants!” on Wednesday, August 31 from 9AM to 4PM at the FAMU Extension and Research Center, 4259 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy, FL 32352. The fee for the workshop is $ 5 per person. Please call (850) 599-3546 no …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/12/famu-workshop-focuses-on-soil-health-august-31/

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://leon.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://leon.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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/06/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://leon.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://leon.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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/15/panhandle-equine-health-and-management-workshop/

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