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Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2

In early October we shared the first two videos in the “A Cut Above the Rest” video series produced by Massey Ferguson, that features Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist.  This week we share the third and fourth videos in this series that provides helpful tips for protecting the quality of your hay at harvest. Part 3  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/17/friday-feature-protecting-hay-quality-at-harvest-part-2/

Friday Feature: Variable Rate Feeding & a Cow Joke

This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America’s Chad Etheridge, who came over to Marianna last week to make a video about something I have a real passion about.  This year farmers and ranchers were forced to harvest over-mature, low quality hay because there were very few windows of dry weather this summer.  Hay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/03/friday-feature-variable-rate-feeding-a-cow-joke/

Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage

At the Sunbelt Ag Expo, I had the opportunity to visit with numerous local farmers who stopped by the UF/IFAS Extension barn.   I love to ask them what was the coolest thing you saw today.  Several Florida farmers shared with excitement that they had seen a demonstration of McHale forage equipment that can bale …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/27/friday-feature-baler-wrapper-combo-for-baleage/

Friday Feature: The Domestication of Fruits and Vegetables

This week’s featured video shares the unique history of domestication of five familiar fruits and vegetables.  The video produced by Business Insider shows how farmers and scientists have been modifying genes for thousands of years through natural breeding and selection.  The video highlights the domestication of watermelon, banana, eggplant, carrot, and corn.  It is surprising …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/20/friday-feature-the-domestication-of-fruits-and-vegetables/

Friday Feature: Farmers for America Trailer

This week’s featured video is actually the movie trailer for a new documentary called Farmers for America.  This video provides brief highlights of the issues that will be addressed in the documentary film that will be making its way across America over the coming months.  The film will debut at the Indianapolis City Market on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/14/friday-feature-farmers-for-america-trailer/

Friday Funny: The Chicken Cannon

It has been 10 months since I shared a Friday Funny, due to a lack of good material.  Special thanks to Ed Jowers, Emeritus Jackson County Extension Director for sending this funny story to share: Photo Credit: Scott Sommerdorf The Chicken Cannon Scientists at NASA built a special cannon to launch standard 6-pound, whole dead …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/13/friday-funny-the-chicken-cannon/

Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest

Massey Ferguson and Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist have teamed up to produce a video series called “A Cut Above the Rest” with tips on how to harvest high quality hay.  In the first video Dr. Hancock explains RFQ (Relative Forage Quality) scores being used to evaluate the quality of hay of various …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/07/friday-feature-protecting-hay-quality-at-harvest/

Friday Feature: A Tribute to Bud Adams – One of Florida’s Greatest Cowmen

Florida has lost one of the all-time great cowmen and conservationists! Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr., passed away at the age of 91, on September 22, 2017, at his home on Adams Ranch near Ft. Pierce, Florida.  Bud Adams and his family have owned and managed the 50,000-acre, Adams Ranch since 1937. Adams Ranch is the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/30/friday-feature-a-tribute-to-bud-adams-one-of-floridas-greatest-cowmen/

Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery

UF/IFAS Extension teamed up with students and faculty from the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and volunteers from the community to help a Pasco County blueberry farmer following Hurricane Irma. Last week the featured video highlighted the terrible damage to the Citrus Industry in Southwest Florida caused by Hurricane Irma.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/23/friday-feature-uf-ag-students-pitch-in-with-irma-recovery/

Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video

Citrus trees in Hendry County destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Credit: Gene McAvoy This week’s featured video was a CBS News report on the damage from Hurricane Irma to Citrus in Southwest Florida.  The story features Paul Meador, Citrus Grower and Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Agent, who were out earlier this week assessing damage to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/16/friday-feature-hurricane-irmas-impact-on-the-florida-citrus-industry-video/

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