Panhandle Agriculture

Friday Funny: Antique Tractor For Sale

Farm machinery classified adds are normally dull and boring, but do get the point across in just a few words.  Recently a farmer in the Panhandle came up with something really clever to generate income for his farm from an antique tractor restoration project that had never quite been completed. Antique Tractor For Sale John …

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Two Weeks Left to Register for the Fruit & Vegetable Conference – October 11

The Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference is just around the corner.  The conference will provide a great opportunity for networking and sharing practical farming knowledge that can help farmers from across the region. This event promises lots of learning opportunities for everyone, from prospective to experienced farmers, and from rural to urban settings. Come network …

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Income Tax Workshop for Farmers, Accountants, and Attorneys – October 3

  On October 3rd at the ALFA building in Robertsdale, AL the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering a workshop on income tax for agricultural operations from 6:00-8:30.  The ALFA building is located at 21332 Highway 59, Robertsdale, AL 36567. Topics will include the following: Schedule F—Profit or Loss from Farming How to report farming income and government payments: …

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Zika Virus and Mosquito Control – Recommendations for Beekeepers and Rural Landowners

Judy Biss, UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County Office, Jace Ford, Calhoun County Mosquito Control, Jeff Pippin, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Apiary Inspection By now you have probably heard about Zika Virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes.  As a beekeeper, you may be concerned about the safety of your bees during pesticide treatments to …

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Jackson Cattlemen to Host Forage Variety Program October 4

Replacement heifers on cool-season forages; North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Marianna – FL. Photo by Jose Dubeux on Dec. 6, 2013. Invitation to Cattle Producers The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association invites cattle producers from the region to attend a sponsored hamburger dinner and educational program on New and Recommended Forage Varieties presented by …

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SesameFARM – A New Irrigation Scheduling Model for Sesame Production

Romain Gloaguen and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department Sesame research has been carried out at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS) for more than 5 years now.  Scientist there know more about the crop and its behavior in the Southeastern US than ever before. Research results from multiple aspects of sesame management, such as row spacing, …

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Enhancing the Market Value of Your Next Calf Crop

Image 1: Dothan Livestock Market, Dothan, AL sale ring Photo Credit Kalyn Waters According the 2007-2008 USDA Reference of Beef Cow-calf Management Practices in the United States, approximately two-thirds of cattle operations (60.7%) used an auction market as the primary method of sale for weaned steers & bulls. These auction markets are a cornerstone of …

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Ag Day in the Swamp: Discounted UF Homecoming Football Tickets

University of Florida – Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Steve Spurrier – Florida Field. Photo credit: Doug Mayo (The view from my seats) Farmers, ranchers, and landscapers are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, October 15, 2016. UF Athletics and the UF/IFAS are hosting the event …

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Are Your Replacement Heifers Ready for the Upcoming Breeding Season?

Heifer development at NFREC. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Fall-calving herds will be breeding replacement heifers at the end of the year.  Now is the time to make certain that those heifers are ready for the upcoming breeding season. Immunize the heifers.  Ask your large animal veterinarian about …

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Perennial Peanut, A Great Choice for Panhandle Pastures and Landscapes

Figure 1: Perennial Peanut Field. Credit: Ray Bodrey, UF/IFAS. Driving through rural parts of the Panhandle this time of year, one will find pastures with thick green canopies, exploding with the yellow-gold flowers. Perennial peanut is in bloom. This is a highly nutritional forage option for livestock, but also makes for a beautiful urban groundcover. Perennial …

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