Libbie Johnson

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Name: Libbie Johnson
Date registered: October 13, 2011
URL: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/

Biography

Agriculture agent at UF IFAS Escambia County Extension.

Latest posts

  1. The Alabama Row Crops Short Course – December 12-13 — December 1, 2017
  2. Cost-share Program to Grow Sales through an Export Market — October 13, 2017
  3. Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers — August 11, 2017
  4. Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops — February 3, 2017
  5. UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge Tackles Hunger in the Panhandle — December 16, 2016

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The Alabama Row Crops Short Course – December 12-13

Registration to the Alabama Row Crops Short Course is free and can be accessed by clicking HERE.

The 2017 conference will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center on December 12th & 13th.  The conference starts promptly at 8:30 on the 12th and has an all-star line up of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/__trashed-2/

Cost-share Program to Grow Sales through an Export Market

A new program, hosted by the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is helping local farmers and producers maximize their growth potential through export sales!

This program provides a scholarship to qualified recipients, which facilitates the development of a uniquely customized Agribusiness Export Marketing Plan. These plans assist “new-to-export” and “currently exporting” growers and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/cost-share-program-to-grow-sales-through-an-export-market/

Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers

On August 10th, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa and Escambia County Extension hosted a field day covering moisture monitoring, cover crops, and best management practices at Mickey Diamond’s Farm.  Through a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice (BMP) mini-grant, UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, and NRCS have been able to examine how cover crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/moisture-monitoring-cover-crops-and-best-management-practices-for-crop-farmers/

Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops

Alabama Cooperative Extension will offer training for anyone who will be applying auxin herbicides to dicamba or 2,4-D tolerant crops. While mandatory for Alabama farmers, Florida farmers can also attend these educational classes.  See the table below for the date, time, and location closest to you.  All Alabama producers that are planning on using this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/alabama-cooperative-extension-offers-training-for-use-of-dicamba-and-24-d-resistant-crops/

UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge Tackles Hunger in the Panhandle

Samantha Grenrock, UF/IFAS Communications Service

Thanks to a partnership of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, food pantries from Pensacola to Monticello will receive thousands of jars of donated peanut butter this December.

“The Peanut Butter Challenge not only raises awareness about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/ufifas-extension-peanut-butter-challenge-tackles-hunger-in-the-panhandle/

Cover Crop Mixture Considerations for 2017

 

As dry as this Fall has been, planting cover crops has not been a priority or an option for many producers in the Florida Panhandle. One Escambia County grower planted an interesting cover crop mixture that has garnered a lot of attention locally this summer. Following his corn crop, he planted a mixture of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/18/cover-crop-mixture-considerations-for-2017/

Persimmon Problems this Fall

 

Japanese persimmons are a real treat in the Fall, and for those who enjoy growing fruit, they are a relatively problem free option.  The tree can reach 30 feet tall, if planted in full sun and well drained soils that receive ample moisture.  The orange-yellow fruit really makes a great show in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/28/persimmon-problems-this-fall/

Planning Ahead for Dove Season

Planning Ahead for Dove Season

Every Fall, sportsmen of all ages set their sights on the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura), one of the most widely hunted migratory birds in the United States.  Because it is migratory bird, management falls under federal and state regulations.  Annually, Extension agents receive questions about the legality of putting out …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/08/planning-ahead-for-dove-season/

Cotton Picker Fire Prevention Tips

College football season has started, the weather is milder, and pretty soon, we will all smell cotton defoliant when driving past cotton fields.  Throughout the Florida Panhandle, farmers are getting equipment ready for the harvest, and this is a good time to remind everyone of a few safety tips to prevent cotton picker fires.  I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/09/11/cotton-picker-fire-prevention-tips/

Jerry Davis honored as the 2015 Northwest Florida Agricultural Innovator of the Year

On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/08/07/jerry-davis-honored-as-the-2015-northwest-florida-agricultural-innovator-of-the-year/

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