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Cotton Marketing News: October Numbers Were Not As Expected but Prices Hold

Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist Last week, I visited an “apple house” in north Georgia.  On this day, there were 3 or 4 bus loads of kids there also—touring the orchards, petting animals, and eating all sorts of yummy stuff.  In the store, you could buy apples by type already bagged for you, or …

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Farm Food Safety Certification Training – October 26

Attendance at an FDA compliant food safety training is required for fruit and vegetable farms that have an annual value of produce sold (based on a three year average) of $ 25,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more.  The compliance date for some farms is as early as January 1, 2020 which seems like a long …

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Farmers Invited to View On-farm Cotton Test – October 10

  Farmers are invited to view the 15 cotton variety test at Bishop Farms. Photo – Doug Mayo Variety selection can play a large role in the management strategy of a crop, as well its yield potential. This year in Jackson County, UF/IFAS Extension collaborated with Bishop Farms for an on-farm trial. Fifteen cotton varieties …

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4-H in October

October is an exciting month for 4-H – we have some great things happening. First, it includes National 4 H Week, October 1-7. This year during National 4-H Week, The Northwest district is proud to celebrate the #TrueLeaders that make our community great. Every child deserves to be recognized for the great things they are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/02/4-h-in-october/

October Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/30/october-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19

Aerial photo of the 100 acre exhibit area of the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Credit: Sunbelt Ag Expo The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this year’s show to be held on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 just outside of Moultire, Georgia.  Physical Location:  290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157.  …

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Vegetable Crops Field Day – October 13

The 2017 UF/IFAS Vegetable Crops Field Day will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, squash, and tomatoes. The event will be held at the North Florida Research and Education Center located at 155 Research Road, in Quincy Florida. Learn the results of the latest research on… Soil Fumigant Trials Deep Drip …

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Forest Stewardship Tour of Sandhill Farm in Jackson County – October 5

Sandhill Farm in Jackson County. Credit: Billy Boothe Sandhill Farm – Property of David and Cindi Stewart Thursday, October 5, 2017 Meet at the property at 9:00 AM CT – Adjourn after lunch When Cindi and David Stewart first saw the mosaic of sandhills, swamps, flatwoods and loblolly pine forest making up this 222-acre Jackson …

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Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26

Photo by Judy Biss Two Farm Food Safety Workshops are scheduled for October in the Panhandle.  A Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual Workshop is scheduled for October 5th in Crestview and a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for October 26 in Marianna.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/farm-food-safety-workshops-october-5-26/

October Panhandle Weather Summary

The crazy weather year continued in October.  I suspect 2015 will be remembered as the year when it did not rain when we wanted it to in the Panhandle.  There was quite a difference in the rainfall that fell in the western Panhandle as compared to the eastern counties.  The variation ranged from over 8 …

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