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Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017

Funding Announcement The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2017 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors for a portion of …

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May 2017 Weather Summary & June Outlook

Source: National Weather Service May rainfall brought welcomed drought relief to much of the Florida Panhandle.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall across the Florida Panhandle ranged from 3-10″, with most of the region in the 4-8″ range.  Only the coastal portion of Franklin County had less than 3″, while portions of Escambia, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/10/may-2017-weather-summary-june-outlook/

2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast

Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast can earn major prizes at the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. Thanks to Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship, and major support from sponsors for each of the seven categories in the SE Hay Contest, winners can take home cash prizes. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/03/2017-hay-contest-seeks-best-hay-and-baleage-in-the-southeast/

Active Wildfire Season in 2017

More than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of May 8, 2017 (Click on image to enlarge to full screen) Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/13/active-wildfire-season-in-2017/

Nominate Bulls for the 2017 Florida Bull Test May 1 – June 15

Young bulls from across the Southeast will be evaluated for efficiency in the 2017 Florida Bull Test. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Nominations will be accepted for the 2017 Florida Bull Test from May 1, 2017 through June 15, 2018. The Florida Bull Test is the only test in the southern United States that offers feed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/28/nominate-bulls-for-the-2017-florida-bull-test-may-1-june-15/

2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights

Click to view slideshow. The annual Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/11/2017-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-presentations-and-highlights/

2017 Carinata Summit March 29-31

A field of carinata growing at the UF/IFAS Quincy Research Station. Photo Credit: David Wright, UF/IFAS Brassica Carinata Summit March 29-31, 2017 North Florida Research and Education Center – Quincy Florida 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 This three-day conference will focus on the latest research on varieties, pest management, and production of carinata, an …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/25/2017-beekeeping-workshop-and-trade-show-april-21-22/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/18/2017-beef-conference-presentations-and-highlights/

2017 Crop Production Meeting, Jay FL

Photo Credit, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Farmers from Northwest Florida and surrounding areas are invited to attend the 2017 Crop Production Meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 28. The meeting will be hosted by UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, at the Jay Community Center, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, FL. Registration begins …

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