Monthly Archive: March 2016

Friday Funny: The Millennial Voter

Those of you who are worried about which candidate will be our next president relax, the following is just one example of a more serious problem in this country. With so much current press coverage on the Presidential primaries, a professor of an American Government Course at Florida State University was discussing the qualifications to …

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Small Farm Strawberry Field Day – April 18

Join us for the 2016 Gulf Cost Small Farms Strawberry Field Day on April 18th at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. Date: April 18th, 2016 Location: WFREC, 4253 Experiment Dr., Hwy. 182 Jay, FL 32565 TOPICS FOR THE DAY: Strawberry Variety Trial Strawberry Production in a high tunnel versus Field Production Proactive Management …

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Gould Tree Farm Tour April 5

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Meet at the property at 9:00AM CT  ………. Jon and Carol Gould, 2006 Florida Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, manage their 640 acre Tree Farm, with assistance from consulting foresters, and do much of the work themselves. The Tree Farm is managed for sustainable forestry, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetics, and …

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2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Highlights with Links to Presentations

Click to view slideshow. Jackson County Extension hosted the 2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama came to relay new and pertinent information concerning crops to farmers. Attendees were able to attain CEUs for their restricted use pesticide license as well as for Certified Crop …

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Pasture Weed Control Tips for Thistles

Thistle in a Gadsden County hayfield. Photo courtesy of Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Timing is critical for controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures.  Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed problem.  Thistles are biennial, …

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Salvaging Winter Forage Production this Year

Figure 1. Nitrogen deficient triticale forage. Notice older leaves are yellow and stems have a purple cast. Photo credit: Cheryl Mackowiak Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist Cool-season forages took a hit this year from challenging growing conditions. Summer extended into winter, so perennial summer grasses remained competitive with the cool-season forage plantings all the …

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Friday Funny: The Cross-eyed Cow Dog

This week’s joke was sent in by Tammy Long, Bascom, FL.  Thanks for sharing Tammy! A Florida Panhandle farmer had the veterinarian out to pregnancy test his cow herd.  Once they were finished working the cow herd, the farmer said, “Would you take a look at my new cow-dog?”  The vet said, “Is there something …

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Florida Beef Cattle Short Course May 4-6

65th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course May 4 – 6, 2016 Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center 2142 Shealy Drive Gainesville, Florida 32611 The 2016 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Program Committee and the Department of Animal Sciences welcome you to this year’s Short Course. We look forward to this week every year in anticipation …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices “Lost in Space”

In the 1960’s, a popular TV show “Lost in Space” chronicled the adventures of the “space family Robinson” whose space ship was thrown off course by a meteor shower. Oddly, one of my favorite characters on the show was the Robot. When there was danger present, the robot would shout “Danger, Danger.” It seems not …

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Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series March 14,17,18, 23

Hosted at the Washington County Ag Center 1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL The Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Calhoun, and Gadsden extension agents. Occurring every March, the host county for the pesticide series will rotate each year. These trainings will serve both as review classes for anyone interested in obtaining …

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