Monthly Archive: January 2016

Veteran & Small Farmer Seminar February 16

Please Join Us! February 16, 2016 9 am – 2 pm Jefferson County Country Club 648 Boston Hwy – Monticello, Florida 32344 Launching and sustaining a successful business takes a wealth of resources.  Attend this local workshop to become more aware of the resources and assistance available to veteran and small farmers. Workshop Agenda 9:00 …

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Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show February 11

PEANUT GROWERS Register to win more than $ 20,000 in prizes at the AL/FL Peanut Trade Show Dothan, Alabama Registration & Trade Show open at 8:30 a.m. Door Prizes Catered Lunch More than 80 exhibitors Seed & Production Seminar The annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is fast approaching. This year’s show will be held Thursday, …

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West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 11

Join us for the West Florida Crop Production Meeting on February 11, 2016 at the Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane Jay, Florida 32565). Registration begins at 7:45 am and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am. Speakers from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and government agencies will provide updates on their research …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Still Low But Find Stability

Old crop Mar16 futures closed today at 62.45 cents—up 1.04 cents for the week. After recently threatening the 61-cent area and even challenging 60 cents in late September, prices now seem to have found a little support and, dare we say, upward momentum. The decline of the past 2 weeks has largely been due to …

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Controlling Rats and Mice around the Farm

Source: CONTROLLING RODENTS IN COMMERCIAL POULTRY FACILITIES Purdue Extension The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are destructive rodent pests in and around farm facilities. This can be especially true during the winter months, as they seek food and refuge indoors. Rats and mice consume and contaminate feed, gnaw on structural, mechanical, and electrical …

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Cucurbit Disease Management in an El Niño Year

So far, mild winter temperatures and ample rainfall have led to multiple disease issues in many of northern Florida’s winter crops (e.g. forages). While temperatures are predicted to be below normal for the months February, March and April, it is projected that rainfall will continue to be above average during that same period (Figure 1). …

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UGA Decision Aids can Help Crop Farmers Decide What to Plant in 2016

2015 was a very challenging year for Panhandle row crop farmers with the double whammy of low commodity prices and unfavorable weather.  As a result, many farmers are uncertain as to what crops to plant for the coming year. The University of Georgia has a nice tool or decision aid that provides estimated returns on …

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Friday Funny: The Motorcycle Accident Praise Report

A Florida farmer had a very embarrassing moment at the country church where his wife had grown up, in the next county over.  He was recovering from a very serious motorcycle injury.  The farmer had kept his injuries a secret from his in-laws, because his father-in-law had warned him repeatedly about the dangers of riding …

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Friday Funny: The Artistic Cowboy

A cattle rancher in the Florida Panhandle had a natural artistic talent.  He just had a knack for capturing scenery, animals and people in his mind and painting what he envisioned.  After many years of tinkering with painting, his wife and friends encouraged him to actually get some training and take an art class at …

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Search for Extension Information Nationwide

Ever get frustrated searching for information on agricultural topics?  Typically a Google search provides links to commercial sites, advertisements, and all sorts of websites that don’t have what you are searching for.  While the University of Florida’s fact sheet web site, called EDIS, has excellent information on a wide range of topics, there is also …

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