Panhandle Agriculture

UF/IFAS Extension will Host Farm Bill Trainings in January

Farmers have some decisions to make about the new risk management programs created by the recent Farm Bill.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Time To Start Thinking About The Farm Bill In late September, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, announced the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools.  He further announced that farm owners could begin to …

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Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar December 17

What are the food safety actions that Floridians do and do not practice?  What food safety issues are Floridians concerned about?  What do people think about the safety of organic or local food?  The Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar will focus on the results of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) recent …

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November 2014 Panhandle Weather Summary

Much of the Southeast was 4-8 degrees colder than normal for November. Cold weather came early to the Panhandle this year. Fawn station low temperatures for Wednesday, November 19. Frost around Thanksgiving is not that unusual, but a hard freeze came on November 19th, and set record lows for the area.  Satsuma citrus fruit that …

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Carinata Starting to Come Up in Jackson County

This fall several growers in the Panhandle and South Georgia contracted with a company out of Canada called Agrisoma to grow Carinata. Carinata is an oilseed crop that can be used for producing jet fuel, that also has potential for being grown in the South. See Dr. Jim Marois’ post titled Ethiopian Mustard: a New …

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Underperforming Food Plots? Three Possible Reasons Why

Deer grazing test forage test plots at the NFREC in Quincy. Quality food plots take effort and planning. Deer hunting season has begun in Northwest Florida. As hunters venture into the woods and sit for hours on end they have plenty – sometimes too much – time to contemplate what they could have done, or …

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Compost Community Honored as Leon County Agricultural Innovator

Kendra Zamojski and Scott Jackson, Leon County Extension recognized Sundiata Ameh-El and youth from Compost Community as Agricultural Innovators in Leon County. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This …

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Tri-state Cucurbit Meeting – January 23

The 2015 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Friday, January 23, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration opens at 7:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end with a sponsored lunch. This meeting will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, cantaloupe, squash …

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Managing Winter Pastures

Rye pasture in Santa Rosa County is not ready for grazing yet. Small grains need to at least 8-12 inches tall before grazing, and ryegrass at least 6-12 inches. Photo credit John Atkins Winter feeding of the cow herd accounts for 40 to 50% of the total variable cost for producing weaned calves. Because winter …

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Liquid Feeds for Winter Cattle Supplementation

The frosty cold mornings of the past few days help remind us about the importance of supplementing our cattle with high-energy winter feeds. Photo by Ralph Yoder Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC There’s nothing like the cold mornings of the past two days to remind us about the importance of supplementing …

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2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum

2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 4, 2014 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service Agenda: Presiding: Dr. Henry G. Grant, County Extension Director, UF/IFAS, Gadsden County, FL A.M.  (Eastern Standard Time) 8:00 Registration & Coffee 8:15 Opening Remarks: Dr. Nicholas Cumberford, Director, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research …

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