AgSave$ Summit: Securing Your Farm’s Financial Future February 23

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Ag Save$ is a new initiative to provide personal financial education for farmers and ranchers in Florida.   We would like to personally invite you and your family to the 2015 AgSave$ Summit.  This kickoff event for the new AgSave$ initiative aims to help farm families address important financial issues, such as estate planning, succession …

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Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields

Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida.  Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have experienced. Burning provides many potential benefits to management of bermudagrass hay …

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Common Bermudagrass Control in Peanuts with Fusilade or Select

Common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a mat-forming perennial that can be found just about anywhere in the southeastern US – from roadsides to production fields. This weed is very well adapted to the South and persists in areas with a variety of soil textures, soil pH, and fertility levels. Although common bermudagrass can be …

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Wiregrass Beef & Forage Field Day March 6

15 AL Beef & Forage Field Day

Registration – 8:00 a.m.

Welcome – Mr. Larry Wells (Wiregrass REC, Director)

Beef Industry Update – Dr. Billy Powell (AL Cattlemen’s Association, Exec. Director)

Farm Service Agency Update – Mr. Bobby Beasley (County Executive Director)

Wiregrass REC Tour – Mr. Brian Gamble (Wiregrass REC, Associate Director)

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Fireweed: a Pasture Weed that will Light You Up!

Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides)

Fireweed is growing well in the Panhandle and I have had a couple of calls this week regarding this plant. This winter annual stinging nettle will definitely light you up! I remember the first time I ever encountered Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides) while working on fence adjacent to my dad’s cow pens! It was not a pleasant …

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Webinar: Public Opinion of Florida Consumers of GMO Food

Public opinion of genetically modified food January 28 – 1:00 to 2:00 Eastern Time (12;00-1:00 Central)

What do Floridians think about genetically modified food?  Do Floridians know which foods contain genetically modified ingredients?  Do Floridians plan to purchase genetically modified foods in the future?  Join this session to learn the answers to these questions and …

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Webinar: Farmers Making a Smart Choice for Health Insurance

Date: January 28, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern Time (12:00-1:30 pm CT)

Presented by national expert:
Dr. Roberta Riportella, Kansas State University Extension

A panel of experts have been invited to answer questions, including:

  • IRS

  • SBA

Participants will …

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Farm Bill Decision Deadlines for Row Crop Farmers

Farm Bill To Do List

 

Every row crop farmer has some decisions to make regarding new programs outlined in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The following are the final deadline dates for several key decisions.  Due to the large number of farms in the region that will be needing help with these decisions, it would be advisable to make …

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Choosing the Correct Liming Material

Now may be a good time of year to apply lime to your soil.  Photo credit, Stoltz Mfg., LLC
Morgantown, PA

Based upon the recommendations of a reputable soil pH report, this time of year may be a good time to apply lime to your soil. Depending on the crop you are planting, recommended liming requirements are intended to adjust the soil pH, so that availability of macronutrients such as Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium …

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Pasture Soil Fertility Essential to Prevent Broomsedge Infestations

Broomsedge bluestem, or Andropogon virginicus L. is quite conspicuous this time of year. Its tall stems are the most noticeable feature in many fields. While these tall stems blowing in the wind may look nice, what they represent in terms of soil fertility is anything but that. Broomsedge thrives in conditions that are considered poor for …

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