Tag Archive: Service

Natural Service Synchronization for the Cow Herd

Photo Credit Kalyn Waters The benefits of estrous synchronization to enhance artificial insemination (AI) are well established in the beef industry, however, in the United States, 94.2% of the cows are bred by natural service (bull breeding).  Estrous synchronization can also be a useful tool for natural service to get more calves born early in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/05/natural-service-synchronization-for-the-cow-herd/

Florida 4-H Celebrates Global Youth Service Day

Teens from across the panhandle joined forces to take a stand against cancer by celebrating Global Youth Service Day. This weekend, hundreds of Florida 4-H youth are taking a stand against cancer by distributing chemo kits to cancer patients.  Our 4-Hers are joining millions of others around the globe who are celebrating Global Youth Service …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/21/florida-4-h-celebrates-global-youth-service-day/

Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App

On February 20, 2017 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app is now …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/17/florida-forest-service-releases-fire-information-app/

Forest Service offering Cogongrass Control Cost-Share Program

Cogongrass infestations negatively affect tree growth, wildlife habitat, and property values. Photo credit: C. Evans, UGA The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced on April 20, 2016 that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Applications for the program will be accepted through July 29, 2016. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/29/forest-service-offering-cogongrass-control-cost-share-program/

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://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/19/4-h-meets-community-needs-through-service/

4-H Grows Generosity: “I Pledge my Hands to Larger Service”

Leon County 4-Hers grow gratitude and compassion through service-learning Developing a heart for giving back and helping others is one of the most important personal benefits youth can obtain through active involvement in a 4-H program. During this season of thanks , 4-H members all over the United States will put the third sentence of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/26/4-h-grows-generosity-i-pledge-my-hands-to-larger-service/

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the US Extension Service

4-H Corn Club youth showing a County Extension Agent that he had properly cultivated his corn. 1919. Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36694 Truly amazing things can happen in the span of 100 years.  In this day and age, however, where everything is expected to be “bigger-better-faster,” accomplishments over a 100 year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/11/celebrating-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-us-extension-service/

Pledge Your Hands to Service Learning

April kicks off the global month of service. If you are responsible for guiding and organizing service learning projects for your 4-H Club (or any other organization), follow this five step process to ensure a successful, enriching experience for all involved: 1. Assess. Who (or what) needs help in your local community? Ask for youth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/12/pledge-your-hands-to-service-learning/

Weekly Cattle Market & Feedstuff Electronic News Service

Weekly Market Report Provided by the Alabama Market News Service The USDA Agriculture Market News Service provides a weekly Cattle and Feedstuff Market electronic newsletter free of charge via email.  If you would like to receive this service, send your e-mail address to Diana.Drummond@ams.usda.gov or call the office at 334-240-7289.  You can also access the reports on their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/01/weekly-cattle-market-feedstuff-electronic-news-service/

US Forest Service 2012 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners

USDA Forest Service tax information website for forest landowners. The USDA Forest Service has updated their web page with information on Federal income Tax returns for Forest Landowners.  The web site provides non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners with a consolidated source of information on the complex tax issues associated with forest maintenance and management. While our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/12/20/us-forest-service-2012-tax-tips-for-forest-landowners/

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