Monthly Archive: February 2017

Friday Feature: Florida Ranchers Working Together to Supply Local Beef

A new cooperative, Florida Cattle Ranchers LLC is developing a branded beef program to supply Florida born and raised beef to Florida consumers.  Their slogan is “Rare Beef – Well Done.”  This week’s featured video highlights what this group of cattle producers is striving to accomplish. Florida Cattle Ranchers, LLC is pleased to present our …

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2017 Beekeeping Workshop and Trade Show – April 21 & 22

A beekeeper handling a bee hive during a demonstration. Photo Credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS. The UF/IFAS Publication “Keeping Bees in Florida,” reports “There are over 4,000 registered beekeepers in the state of Florida (as of June 2016). Nearly three quarters of these are considered “backyard” beekeepers (0–10 colonies), while the remaining quarter are “sideline commercial” …

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Dr. Cliff Lamb Accepts Position at Texas A&M University

Dr. Cliff Lamb at the NFREC in Marianna, FL Photo Credit: Nicola Oosthuizen This week marks the end of a very successful era at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, FL . Dr. Cliff Lamb, has received the honor of being selected to serve as the Department Head and Professor for the …

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Feral Swine Workshop – March 9

___ Feral Swine Workshop Thursday, March 9, 2017 4 p.m. CST Jackson County Extension Office – North Meeting Room 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue – Marianna, FL 32448 This workshop is open to all landowners, farmers, hunters, trappers of wild hogs, as well as other animal industry and government officials.  The workshop is being provided at no …

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Cotton Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower makes each season. Choosing a variety based on yield potential, for a particular environment, is usually the first selection criteria. However, genetic performance relating to fiber quality and pest management traits, or technology packages are also major considerations. The selection process has become more …

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Save a Penny, Lose a Dollar – The Importance of Spray Nozzle Selection and Maintenance

Over time spray nozzles wear with use, resulting in rate and application changes that can increase your spray costs. Photo Credit: Ian Small Ian Small, UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist, NFREC Quincy, and Jeff Clack, Hypro Pentair Flow Technologies There is no shortage of new technologies being marketed to improve the efficiency of farming operations.  The most …

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Save the Date! Basic Goat Production Workshop – July 13

Basic Goat Production Workshop If you are interested in learning more about goats for a 4-H Project with your kids, or your small herd for your farm, make plans now to attend a workshop on July 13, 2017 from 9:00 AM –  4:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office. This training is open …

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Friday Feature: Robotic Dairies

This week’s featured video is actually a series of four videos that showcase high-tech robots for dairy farms.  The Lely Corporation has developed several automated robots for specific daily chores on dairies; from automatically milking cows whenever they want to be milked, feeding the herd on a regular schedule, pushing feed back to the cows, …

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2017 Beef Conference Presentations and Highlights

Click to view slideshow. The 32nd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show was held on February 8, 2017 in Marianna, at the Jackson County Extension Office.  Five speakers provided information to help beef cattle ranchers focus on “Crucial Management in Challenging Times.”  In addition to the presentations, there were 28 companies and organizations …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.  Prices for the 2017 crop (Dec17 futures) have now (this week) edged above 74 cents and the highest level since early August.  Prices are 14 cents per pound higher than last …

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