Friday Feature:  The Farmer Must Feed Us All

Friday Feature: The Farmer Must Feed Us All

The last two weeks have been very challenging for farmers and ranchers in the Panhandle, after Hurricane Sally dumped feet of rain on farm fields and pastures from Escambia to Gadsden Counties.  Many may be wondering why they take this risk every year to earn a...
Friday Feature:  Calibrating Your Grain Drill

Friday Feature: Calibrating Your Grain Drill

Few things are more frustrating in farming than trying to plant and not getting the right amount of out of the planter.  There is a way to calculate how much seed is being planted to calibrate the settings.  I know it is not quite time to plant cool-season forages and...
Warm-Season Annual Forage Legume Video Tour

Warm-Season Annual Forage Legume Video Tour

Dr. Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder, coordinated with county extension agents across North Florida to establish warm-season annual forage legume variety demonstration plots, in the summer of 2020. Special thanks to Kelly Seed and Seedway for donating the seeds for...
August 2020 Weather Summary and Harvest Outlook

August 2020 Weather Summary and Harvest Outlook

Rainfall August 2020 was a wet month for much of the Panhandle Region, but not everywhere. In the map above to the left, you can see rainfall estimates for August 2020 across Florida.  While there were areas that had more than 13″ (blue and purple) the areas in...