In this Issue:
  • Too Good to Waste
  • Still Time to Register for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!
  • Meet the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference Keynote Speaker
  • Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards
  • So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series
  • Support Your Local Growers’ Markets
  • Farmers’ Market

    Too Good to Waste

    Food is wasted along the many routes in our food system as it is grown, processed, transported, sold, stored, and prepared. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. generates more than 37 million tons of food waste annually, 95 percent of which ends up in landfills or incinerators. That amounts to over 200 pounds …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/03/13/too-good-to-waste/

    Still Time to Register for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!

    Register today for the 2018 Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!  The Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference is scheduled for February 19th & 20th.  On the 19th we will go on an afternoon farm tour in Baldwin County, AL that will end with dinner (included) at Auburn University’s Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center in Fairhope.  Educational sessions …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/02/14/still-time-to-register-for-the-panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference/

    Meet the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference Keynote Speaker

    Every gardener should know a thing or two about farming. Join UF/IFAS Extension at the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference to not only learn about market vegetable production, fruit and nut production, and much more, but also to attend the pre-conference farm tour and listen to a speech by the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Joy …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/10/meet-the-panhandle-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-keynote-speaker/

    Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards

    If you are a farmer, you have most likely heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. If you are not a farmer, you probably do not know that food safety regulations are going through a big change. The FSMA, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/11/farmers-prepare-for-the-new-food-safety-standards/

    So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series

    Are you an avid gardener and looking to step it up a notch? Are your gardening eyes bigger than your dinner plate? If you have ever considered selling your bounty for market, you will certainly need to do your homework! One such step you can take is to attend the UF/IFAS Panhandle Extension Team’s So …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/01/26/so-you-want-to-be-a-farmer-workshop-series/

    Support Your Local Growers’ Markets

    When you think of farmers’ markets, what is that comes to mind? Is it the customers perusing the tables, the vendors organizing their displays, the variety of colors of the fruits and vegetables, the aromas of many types of baked breads, the pop-up tents forming a loose circle…? Or is it all of these things …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/07/19/support-your-local-growers-markets/