Doug Mayo

Author's details

Name: Doug Mayo
Date registered: October 13, 2011
URL: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

Biography

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-News - Jackson County Extension Director - Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds. Follow me on Twitter @UFCowman, or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UFJacksonCoFL/

Latest posts

  1. 2018 Alabama SAFE Sale and Upcoming BQA Training – April 24 — April 20, 2018
  2. Friday Feature: PTO Quick Connector — April 20, 2018
  3. 1st Quarter Weather Summary and 2nd Quarter Outlook — April 13, 2018
  4. Friday Feature: Celestial Cow Art — April 13, 2018
  5. Friday Feature: Shenandoah Dairy Video Farm Tour — April 6, 2018

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2018 Alabama SAFE Sale and Upcoming BQA Training – April 24

Cow-calf ranchers have an opportunity to add value to the weaned calves they sell, through a cooperative board sale.  For the past 24 years cattle producers in Southeast Alabama, Southwest Georgia, and Northwest Florida have joined together to form marketing groups that jointly offer weaned calves in groups.  The main concept of these board …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/20/2018-alabama-safe-sale-and-upcoming-bqa-training-april-24/

Friday Feature: PTO Quick Connector

This week’s video was produced by Tractor PTO Link to demonstrate a unique innovation, a simple and effective quick connector for Tractors and Power Take Off (PTO) implements.  Anyone who has ever struggled to connect the greasy, dirty PTO Shaft of a sprayer, mower, hay baler, chopper, tiller or any other type of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/20/friday-feature-pto-quick-connector/

1st Quarter Weather Summary and 2nd Quarter Outlook

Rainfall

After such an unusually warm and wet month in February, temperatures were more normal in March, but the rainfall was well below normal for most of the Panhandle.  The graphic above shows actual rainfall and the departure from normal for the region.  From the departure from normal map on the right, you can see …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/13/1st-quarter-weather-summary-and-2nd-quarter-outlook/

Friday Feature: Celestial Cow Art

This week’s featured video was produced by Farmer Derek Klingenberg, of Peabody, Kansas, who has become famous for his humorous farm YouTube videos.  He has serenaded heifers with his trombone, made cow art with drone videos, but his latest stunt was to make some cow art that could be viewed from outer space.  Check out …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/13/friday-feature-celestial-cow-art/

Friday Feature: Shenandoah Dairy Video Farm Tour

This week’s featured video was produced by Florida Dairy Farmers.  The Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents (FACAA) toured Shenandoah Dairy, as part of their Mid-Year Meeting this week.  I was fortunate enough to see this amazing farming operation in person.  Through the following video, Ed Henderson, Shenandoah Dairy, Live Oak, FL provides a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/friday-feature-shenandoah-dairy-video-farm-tour/

Highlights and Presentations from the 2018 Forage Legume Conference

Jose Dubeux, Forage Management Specialist, North Florida Research and Education Center, lead the team that organized the Forage Legume Conference, that was held on March 15, 2018, in Marianna, Florida. There were 105 cattle and hay producers, industry representatives, as well as extension and research faculty, and students from the University of Florida that participated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/23/highlights-and-presentations-from-the-2018-forage-legume-conference/

Friday Feature: Pickle Cucumber Harvest

This week’s featured video was produced by a member of the Panhandle Ag Extension Team.  Matt Lollar, Horticulture Agent, Jackson County Extension, developed this video to show how those small cucumbers, that are so popular as pickles, are grown and harvested.  The farm in Jackson County that grew these cucumber pickles had a contract …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/23/friday-feature-pickle-cucumber-harvest/

Controlling Pocket Gophers in Hay Fields

The Southeastern Pocket Gopher, Geomys pinetis, sometimes called “Sandy-Mounders,”  is a native rodent wildlife species in most of Florida, Southern Alabama, and Southern Georgia.  They are typically found in fields with sandy, well-drained soils that are fairly common in the coastal plains.  Sandy fields are not the best sites for cropping, but are commonly used …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/controlling-pocket-gophers-in-hay-fields/

Friday Feature: Celebrating 100 Years of John Deere Tractors

This week’s featured video was produced by John Deere to celebrate their century of farm equipment manufacturing.  On March 14, 1918, John Deere purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company that manufactured the Waterloo Boy Tractor.  This video highlights a few of the key milestones of farm equipment innovation from John Deere  over …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/friday-feature-celebrating-100-years-of-john-deere-tractors/

January and February 2018 Panhandle Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook

Talk about a tale of two months.  It seemed like we went from winter to spring in just one month.  In the Panhandle, January 2018  was a pretty normal winter month, temperature wise, but was much drier than normal.  February 2018 set records for the warmest February on record, with incredible rainfall totals over a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/january-and-february-2018-panhandle-weather-summary-planting-season-outlook/

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