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Highlights from the 2012 US Ag Census

The USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service (NASS) released the first preliminary report from the 2012 Census of Agriculture.  When the 2007 report first came out the big news was that the number of farms in the US had actually increased.  That trend did not continue and the number of farms in the US dropped from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/01/highlights-from-the-2012-us-ag-census/

Protect Your Herd from Grass Tetany this Winter

Cattle grazing on cool season forages can be at risk of grass tetany.  Photo Credit:  Doug Mayo Grass tetany is a potentially deadly condition in cattle and sheep grazing on small grains or ryegrass.  Grass tetany is a condition associated with reduced magnesium levels in the blood, and can be a serious problem for cattle and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/protect-your-herd-from-grass-tetany-this-winter/

2013 Variety Trial Results from UF/IFAS WFREC

Field Corn Field Day 2013 Variety selection is critical to achieving high yields, better crop quality, and pest resistance.  Soil and environmental factors vary greatly in our country and even the Southeast region.  This is why universities perform variety trials at numerous locations in the region. Researchers at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/11/2013-variety-trial-results-from-ufifas-wfrec/

Season’s Greetings from the Panhandle Ag Team

The County Agents and State Specialists that make up the Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team wish you and your family Happy Holidays!  Your Panhandle Ag Team will be enjoying a week with family and friends to relax and rest up for the year ahead.  2013 was quite a year, and it is hard to believe that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/20/seasons-greetings-from-the-panhandle-ag-team/

What the Buzz About Bees? An Update from the Beekeeping Trade Show

On November 1-2, 2013, the Northwest District Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agents Program Implementation Teams collaborated to offer classes during the annual Beekeeping Field Day and Tradeshow held in Chipley, FL. Attendees learn about bee hive maintenance. This third-annual event was part of the Florida State Beekeepers Association yearly conference and had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/18/what-the-buzz-about-bees-an-update-from-the-beekeeping-trade-show/

Protect Vegetables from the Cold

Image Credit : Eddie Powell Northwest Florida homeowners enjoy growing their own vegetables every fall, but are faced with cold weather issues, especially during the first few days of December. For example, most cole crops can be planted until November, but they must be protected from the cold weather or they will need to be replaced. …

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Protect Vegetables from the Cold

Image Credit:  Eddie Powell Image Credit: Eddie Powell Every fall gardening season, Florida homeowners enjoy growing their own vegetables but are faced with cold weather issues. As early as November 1, a chance of frost is possible in Northwest Florida. Most Cole Crops can be planted until November, but they must be protected from the cold weather …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/21/protect-vegetables-from-the-cold/

Short Course North 2013 “From Beaches to Woodlands”

Short Course North 2013 “From Beaches to Woodlands” Date: August 8-9, 2013 Daily Hours: 8 a.m.-4p.m. Sponsored by: Friends of the Gardens of NW FL Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., University of Florida, IFAS For more info: Ttuttle1954@gmail.com Location: Santa Rosa County Extension Office 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton, FL 32570 Topics of Study and hands-on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/30/short-course-north-2013-from-beaches-to-woodlands/

New Ways to Receive News From Volunteering in the Panhandle

  Volunteering in the Panhandle is a publication for 4-H volunteers and is provided by 4-H Extension Agents in Northwest Florida. The team of 4-H Extension Agents in the Northwest District of Florida are very excited to be launching our Volunteering in the Panhandle Facebook page and Twitter feed.  Please like us, follow us, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/31/new-ways-to-receive-news-from-volunteering-in-the-panhandle/

From the Heart

4-H’ers celebrating a National Day of Service in January. February has long been associated with heart related events.  Of course, there is Valentine’s Day, a day of love.  Additionally, the full month is devoted to a focus on heart health.  Continuing on this heart related theme, I want to focus on generosity.  Generosity is one …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/18/from-the-heart/

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