Panhandle Agriculture

Farm Bill Decision Deadlines for Row Crop Farmers

  Every row crop farmer has some decisions to make regarding new programs outlined in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The following are the final deadline dates for several key decisions.  Due to the large number of farms in the region that will be needing help with these decisions, it would be advisable to make appointments …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/17/farm-bill-decision-deadlines-for-row-crop-farmers/

Northwest Florida Beef Conference February 11

Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show February 11, 2015 The 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 11th, at the Jackson County Extension Office, in the Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/10/northwest-florida-beef-conference-february-11/

Introduction to Beekeeping Shortcourse February 28

Agenda: 8:00-8:30 Registration, coffee & baked goods 8:30-9:00 Welcome, Introduction & Apiary Inspection 9:00-9:30 First Year of Beekeeping 9:30-10:00 Honeybee Biology 10:00-10:30 Break & Door Prizes 10:30-11:30 Breakout Session – Rotation 1 11:30-12:30 Breakout Session – Rotation 2 12:30-1:30 Lunch & Door Prizes 1:30-2:30 Breakout Session – Rotation 3 2:30-3:30 Breakout Session – Rotation 4 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/10/introduction-to-beekeeping-shortcourse-february-28/

New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in November & December

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/10/new-ufifas-fact-sheets-added-to-edis-in-november-december/

2014 Weather Summary and 1st Quarter Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for rainfall in the Florida Panhandle for December 2014. December was another wet month for the Central Panhandle, with more moderate rainfall recorded in the western counties.  Gadsden and Liberty County received heavy rains just prior to Christmas, with a monthly total over 10″. The Florida Automated Weather Stations (FAWN) showed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/09/2014-weather-summary-and-1st-quarter-outlook/

15th Annual Florida Bull Test Summary and Sale Information

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL Recently, the 15th Florida Bull Test was completed. The test is conducted at the North Florida Research and …

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2014 UF Peanut Variety Test Results

Dr. Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder, showed growers the newer peanut varieties at the 2014 Peanut Field Day. Photo credit Doug Mayo Peanut planting season is months away, but it’s not too early to begin choosing varieties to plant. The 2014 variety performance data is hot off the press and can provide a tool to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/09/2014-uf-peanut-variety-test-results/

Tony Strickland Honored as Wakulla County Agricultural Innovator

Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension recognized Tony Strickland as Agricultural Innovator in Wakulla County. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/tony-strickland-honored-as-wakulla-county-agricultural-innovator/

FSA Hay and Grazing Net: an Online Resource for Hay and Livestock Producers

USDA has created an online tool to connect livestock producers with hay growers and land owners Hay & Grazing Net.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Announces Online Hay and Grazing Acres Locator Tool For many years, FSA’s Hay Net website www.fsa.usda.gov/haynet  has been the “go to” online resource for agricultural producers …

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2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency Greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, …

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