Monthly Archive: December 2012

A Tribute to Doyle Conner

Doyle Conner, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, 1961-1991 Doyle E. Conner – December 17, 1928 – December 16, 2012 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, 1961-1991 The Honorable Doyle Edward Conner, Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, one day before his 84th birthday. “Our state has lost a great Floridian with the passing of Doyle Conner. An …

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Cool Season Fish Pond Management

There are a few “cool weather” conditions that affect the health of fish in your pond. North Florida’s hot humid summer seems a distant memory for now.  The cool temperatures, falling leaves, and shorter days are a welcome relief.  Since activity in and around your pond may be reduced this time of year, there are …

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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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Mark Your 2013 Calendar: Upcoming Educational Events

It is time to putting important dates in your brand new 2013 calender.  Here are some of the upcoming educational events taking place in the region over the first three months of the year.  Specific details about individual events will be posted in the coming weeks. Panhandle Agriculture Educational Events January – March 2013 Panhandle Agriculture

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“Sea”sons Greetings!

Many marine species have festive holiday names. Jingle Shells, Pinecone Fish, Red Drum, Marine Snow, and Christmas Tree Worms are just a few. Pine Cone Fish – Photo Credit, Flickr user, Spencer Wright Pinecone Fish get their name as result of their armored plates called scutes. The scutes have ridges which cause the fish to resemble …

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Georgia Ag Forecast Seminar in Bainbridge 1/31/13

Georgia Ag Forecast Agriculture touches our lives deeply, whether you are a producer, an agribusiness, a policymaker or a consumer. From the local farm in Georgia to the globally stocked supermarket, food and fiber make our lives better. And with information on the upcoming growing season, the Ag Forecast Seminars can help make your life …

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Common Vetch: It’s Not Clover, But It’s Not Bad!

Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Extension It’s not clover but it’s not bad! If you have been watching anxiously for your clover to come up, you may have seen green leaves coming up whichare definitely NOT clover. Maybe you have seen them on ditch banks, in your lawn or other places you know nothing was planted. The …

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Vegetable Producers Round Up

Join us at the Vegetable (& other Specialty Crop) Producers Round Up! Come learn about new marketing opportunities for your specialty crop operation and interact with local Northwest Florida produce distributors. We will be teaching new pest management techniques, the latest in food safety, and how plastic mulch is mechanically laid. You will also have …

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ABA Introduction to Beekeeping Short Course

For more information: ABA Website: https://sites.google.com/site/apalacheebee/ Contact Lisa Lazarus:  850-294-3372 Registration Form: Mouse Click on Thumbnail Image and Print Panhandle Agriculture

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January – November Panhandle Weather Summary

November was a very dry month across all north Florida.  Jay had the high rainfall at only 1.4 inches while Quincy and Live Oak received only 0.2 inches.  Total rainfall from January through November was still highest at the Live Oak Station and lowest at Quincy. Cooler weather has arrived with two mornings of frost and temperatures below freezing.  Record rainfall in …

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