Panhandle Agriculture

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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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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Alabama Dairy Margin Protection Program Meeting

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:30 – 12:00 Jon Archer Agricultural Center (Large Auditorium) 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL 33608  On August 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced details for a long-awaited and much-improved safety net for dairy farmers. Developed by the National Milk Producers Federation and five years in the making, the …

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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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Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course December 15 & 16

The 2014 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course will be held December 15 & 16 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center Auburn, Alabama.  Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s will be available for participants.  Pre-registration is required. Agenda Download the printer friendly brochure:  2014 AL Corn and Wheat Short Course brochure Registration is …

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2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in October

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just a few …

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Greg Jubinsky Honored as Gadsden County Agricultural Innovator

Mil and Greg Jubinsky receive the Gadsden County Agricultural Innovator Award from Alex Bolques, Gadsden County Extension Agent. 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 is the fourth year …

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Fertilizer Basics for Pastures and Hay Fields

Pasture Fertilization Demonstration highlighting different sources. Soil fertility and plant nutrient management is an important part of agroecosystems. Agroecological approaches to soil fertility and nutrient management begin with soil testing. A soil test will tell you soil pH. Soil pH affects the availability of nutrients to the plant. Soil pH should be adjusted to the …

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