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Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows

  Christian Rodriguez of Live Oak, with his Brahman Heifer, Welu. Credit: Tyler Jones Audrey Bodiford, of Jay, FL, winner of the 2017 SRC Fair & Youth Livestock Show Spirit Award. Santa Rosa County Extension Agents have worked closely with the Santa Rosa County Fair over the last five years to grow the livestock show. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/28/future-livestock-producers-are-developed-through-local-livestock-shows/

So What’s Good with Local Seafood?

Shrimping in the Gulf of Mexico.Photo: NOAA Actually, if you like seafood – it’s all good! However, not everyone does and sometimes when this question is asked they are interested in not how it taste but where the seafood came from.   In recent years, there has been a move across the country to learn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/so-whats-good-with-local-seafood/

Ground Pearls, The Peril of Local Lawns

Typical ground pearl damage to lawn. Photo Credit: Larry Williams There are numerous reasons why maintaining a North Florida lawn is challenging and ultimately frustrating. One such reason is ground pearls. Ground pearls, small-scale insects that bother turfgrass roots, are soil dwelling pests that are not much of a problem in northern lawns. But they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/10/ground-pearls-the-peril-of-local-lawns/

Tupelo Honey – Rich in Local History and Medicinal Value

The Annual Tupelo Honey Festival will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 9 AM – 4 PM at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. It’s an exciting event, and your chance to take part in this local delicacy. Area honey producers will be on hand, selling their honey in a variety of sizes. There will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/13/tupelo-honey-rich-in-local-history-and-medicinal-value/

Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for February?

There has been an increase interest, from both visitors and residents, in purchasing local seafood.  Here we are going to define local seafood as anything caught or grown within 200 miles of your location.  For Pensacola that includes Alabama, Mississippi, and much of Louisiana; for St. Mark’s that would include the Big Bend and much …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/08/enjoying-local-seafood-whats-in-peak-season-for-february/

Florida Master Naturalist projects impact local communities

On “project day” students share their knowledge with the class. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson The Florida Master Naturalist Program is a 40-hour experiential learning course offered by UF IFAS Extension. While we spend time in class with presentations, by far everyone’s favorite aspects of the course are field trips and “project day.” As part of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/05/florida-master-naturalist-projects-impact-local-communities/

Increasing Income from Calves Sold at your Local Livestock Market

There are a number of techniques to increase the values of calves sold at weaning. Photo credit: Doug Mayo While cattle producers have always worked hard to minimize input costs of their operation, there are also management practices that can increase the income from calves sold at your local livestock market. The weight and quality …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/increasing-income-from-calves-sold-at-your-local-livestock-market/

Cashing In at “Local” Markets

Local food sales in the Florida Panhandle were valued at $ 543 million in 2012. Photo credit: IFAS Archive The local foods movement is a trend which has turned into a game changer. In 2012, local food sales in the Florida Panhandle alone have been valued at $ 543 million. Indicators suggest more consumers are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/25/cashing-in-at-local-markets/

Black Twig Borers in Local Trees

  Common symptoms of the black twig borer. Image Credit Matthew Orwat UF IFAS Extension Q. Small branches are dying in some of my trees. What’s causing this?  A. More than likely the culprit is the Black Twig Borer. This very small beetle, about 1/16 inch long, has been active this year.  Common trees attacked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/17/black-twig-borers-in-local-trees/

New Leaf Market sponsors Local Farm Tour – Oct 19 & 20

New Leaf Market 6th Annual Farm Tour New Leaf Market in Tallahassee has hosted a local farm tour for the past 6 years. The 2013 Farm Tour will be October 19 & 20. This much anticipated event has grown to become a Fall tradition and will feature over 41 sites. All tours are free to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/12/new-leaf-market-sponsors-local-farm-tour-oct-19-20/

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