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Why 4-H is a Good Investment

Photo credit: National 4-H Council September 1st marks the new 4-H year in Florida, and many families are enrolling their kids this week. There are several different ways that youth can participate in 4-H.  The most traditional delivery mode is community clubs, but youth can also participate through their school or afterschool program, military youth …

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So What’s Good with Local Seafood?

Shrimping in the Gulf of Mexico.Photo: NOAA Actually, if you like seafood – it’s all good! However, not everyone does and sometimes when this question is asked they are interested in not how it taste but where the seafood came from.   In recent years, there has been a move across the country to learn …

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Cattlemen’s Prospective – Telling Your Good Story

Andy Andreasen, AAA Farms, Marianna was recognized in 2015 through Florida Farm Bureau’s County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) Award.  Photo: UF/IFAS Josh Wickham. An economic recession, decreased cattle numbers, and increased commodity prices are variables which have caused volatility in the cattle market over the past several years. Variables which have not changed …

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Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds

Perilla mint, a plant toxic to livestock, in a pasture. Photo Credit: Jennifer Bearden Spring is a good time to walk your pastures to scout for toxic weeds. Summer pastures are just greening up but are still short, and warm season weeds are just beginning pop up out of the ground.  In almost every case, …

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Cool Good Bug

With all the media discussion of “bad” insects, like mosquitoes, many of the good guys are forgotten. One that has been very active this summer is the blue mud dauber, Chalybion californicum. These wasps are metallic blue, blue-green or blackish in color with very short narrow waists.  During the summer, female blue mud daubers build nests …

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Volunteering Makes Good Sense

Nate Grimsley is known for teaching crafts at 4-H camp each year. In a world where so many things don’t make sense, Nate Grimsley has discovered something that does.  Ten years ago, Nate’s daughter won 1st place at the Leon County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program and was awarded a full scholarship to Camp Cherry …

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Surprise… Good Nutrition is “In the Can”!

Sometimes canned foods get a bad rap. Often, concerns are valid because canned foods tend to be high in unwanted salt and/or sugar. The good news is that you can buy fruits canned in their own juice and vegetables or beans labeled “low-sodium or” no salt added”. By draining and rinsing your canned produce with …

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Be a Good Roll Model

MyPlate “Roll Model” Set a good example for your family and friends by eating whole grains in meals and snacks. Whole grain rolls, tortillas, hot and cold cereals, breads, pastas, crackers, and brown rice are excellent foods that boast health benefits and add a variety of tastes and textures into your diet. What is a …

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Insectary Meadows Provide Food for Pollinators and Homes for Good Bugs

European Honey BeesPhoto: Ashley N. Mortensen; University of Florida Bees have been disappearing at an alarming rate and continue to vanish without a trace. Why should anyone care? Well, they matter a lot more than most people think. Bees are the overwhelmingly dominant pollinator for most food crops. Native bees in the United States are …

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Flavonoids: Good for the Heart!

Photo taken by: Marjorie Moore February is heart month, a time to consider including foods in your diet that will benefit your heart. Much has been in the media during the last few years about the positive heart health benefits of blueberries, red wine and dark chocolate. According to research, the compounds responsible for the …

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