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Improving Ranch Efficiency through Record Analysis

Figure 1 U.S. Average price for 550 pound steers from January 2010 to October 2016. Source Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Regional Beef Economics Regional Specialized Agent Cattle prices peaked at unprecedented levels in 2014, fell off a cliff in 2015, and took another steep nosedive in 2016.  When you look at Figure 1 above you can …

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Three Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2016 SE Hay Contest

Bill and Donna Conrad, Bascom, FL were recognized for their 3rd place alfalfa hay entry in the 2016 SE Hay Contest with an RFQ score of 238. Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist (right)  coordinated the 12th annual contest and recognized the winners at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie Georgia.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo …

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4-H Grows Leaders Through Military Partnership

The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. Since 1986, April has been designated Month of the Military Child. This allows us to acknowledge the significant role military youth play in our communities and honor them for their commitment and sacrifice. They are resilient …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/29/4-h-grows-leaders-through-military-partnership/

Growing Independence Through 4-H Clubs

Today is our final post for this year’s National Volunteer Week Celebration.  We’ve heard from several different types of volunteers- project club leaders, school volunteers, gardening volunteers and SPIN club volunteers.  Today we will hear from Mrs. Linda Jones, a Gadsden County 4-H Community Club Volunteer.  After retiring from a career of teaching, Mrs. Jones stopped …

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Free Online BQA Certification through April 15

Cattle ranchers have a great training opportunity for both themselves, and their employees.  For a limited time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) is covering the cost of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training.  BQA is more than just giving shots correctly.  BQA means training everyone who works in the beef industry about humane animal handling, proper …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/free-online-bqa-certification-through-april-15/

4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education

By 2050, the United Nations estimates that the total population will total around 9 billion people globally (United Nations: 2004). Meeting the challenge of addressing the needs of so many people is an opportunity for growth that can be gained through scientific developments and personal responsibility, areas in which 4-H eagerly works to educate youth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/19/4-h-teaches-youth-to-think-globally-and-act-locally-through-energy-conservation-education/

Florida 4-H Club Grows Compassion through Community Pride Grant

Fire Ants 4-H Club members prepare and serve meals for hospice patients and caregivers to develop compassion and empathy in their community. There are many genetic traits you’re born with that can’t be changed.  But what about traits such as compassion and empathy?  Can they be learned?  A new study conducted by the University of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/15/florida-4-h-club-grows-compassion-through-community-pride-grant/

4-H Meets Community Needs through Service

Clear evidence of mastering a skill is being able to employ it in one’s everyday life. Knowledge is only as good as how we are able to use it. 4-H dedicates itself to educating youth with research based curriculum not only for their own benefit but also so they can share that knowledge with others. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/19/4-h-meets-community-needs-through-service/

Two Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2015 Southeast Hay Contest

The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced this week.  There were 375 total entries in the contest this year (185 in 2014).  Hay and baleage samples were ranked based on their Relative Forage Quality score (RFQ).  The contest was divided into seven categorizes:  warm season perennial grass hay (bermudagrass, bahiagrass),alfalfa hay, perennial peanut hay, perennial …

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4-H Grows Creativity through Robotics Programs

A scribble bot was built by a team of Gadsden County 4-Hers during the “It’s Alive! Junk Drawer Robotics Day Camp.” More than 60 youth participated in the district Junk Drawer Robotics Challenge this summer. Everyone has a measure of creativity in them but how we express our creativity is our choice. What is creativity? …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/4-h-grows-creativity-through-robotics-programs/

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