Panhandle Agriculture

Friday Funny: The Cattleman’s Secret for Longevity

From his favorite rocking chair on his front porch, a 95 year old cattleman shared words of wisdom with the grandson he chose to carry on the tradition of managing the family ranch. He told his grandson, “You can’t starve a profit out of a herd, but you can sure feed it to them!”  He …

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Pecan Field Day Scheduled for Tuesday, October 4

North Florida Pecan Field Day  Tuesday, October 4 – 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy  155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 The 2016 Florida Pecan Field Day will provide the latest research information for commercial pecan growers. This is a free, sponsored event but we do ask that you …

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Fall Cattle Seminar September 15

Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:00 – 7:30 PM Central Time Paxton Ag Center – 22036 Hwy 331 North – Paxton, FL 32567 Fee: $ 5.00 – Steak Dinner Included There are roughly 13,000 head of cattle in Walton County, making them an important part of agricultural in Walton County.  The University of Florida/Walton County Extension …

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Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- September 6-9th

Pesticide Training Series Hosted at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research & Education Center 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla Extension agents. This series of workshops will rotate between the four host counties on a yearly basis. They will serve both as review classes …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Slip

In a recent newsletter, I referred to the sudden increase in cotton prices as “Christmas in July.”  Well, as we all know, the new wears off eventually—even for Christmas gifts.  July was a good month, but so far August has not been. Prices have come under pressure over the past week or so, and have …

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Time to Order Cool-Season Forage Seeds

Figure 1. Cool-season grazing in North Florida. Photo credit: Jose Dubeux Jose Dubeux – University of Florida – NFREC Forage Management Specialist Have you booked your seeds for cool-season pastures? Fall is rapidly approaching, so it is time to book your cool-season forage seeds. Cool-season forages represent a great opportunity to improve livestock gain with …

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Friday Funny: English is a Crazy Language

With school starting this week, I just wanted to remind you why our kids have to spend 12 years of their lives in school.  It takes that long to learn our crazy language!  We take for granted so many crazy words and phrases that can be very confusing. And if that did not convince you: …

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August 31 FAMU Workshop will Focus on Soil Health

Soil Health and Quality Workshop August 31, 2016 Florida A&M University will be hosting “Healthy Soils Grow Great Plants!” on Wednesday, August 31 from 9AM to 4PM at the FAMU Extension and Research Center, 4259 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy, FL 32352. The fee for the workshop is $ 5 per person. Please call (850) 599-3546 no …

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Snakes of the Florida Panhandle: Southern Copperhead

— Photo 1. Large Southern Copperhead in Gadsden County – Photo by Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Photo 2. Copper head lying next to a tree in leaf litter demonstrating effective camouflage. Photo by Shep Eubanks – UF/IFAS There are approximately 44 species of snakes found in Florida.  The Southern Copperhead is one of only six venomous …

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Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day September 13

If you have irrigation or are planning on investigating in a pivot for your farm, please join us at the Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day on September 13th in Escambia County.  The Field Day will start in Sam and Scott Walker’s field near Oak Grove, Florida (very close to Walnut Hill).  The field is …

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