Matt Lollar

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Name: Matt Lollar
Date registered: May 13, 2015

Biography

Matt Lollar is the Jackson County Horticulture Agent. He has 5 years of experience with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and he began his career in Sanford, FL as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent. Matt is originally from Belle Fontaine, AL. He earned his MS and BS degrees in Horticulture Production from Auburn University.

Latest posts

  1. Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty — June 9, 2017
  2. Mead Making Workshop – June 17 — June 2, 2017
  3. Cowpea Curculio Outbreak Anticipated after Mild Winter — May 12, 2017
  4. Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video — February 17, 2017
  5. Georgia Citrus Association Annual Meeting – February 27 — February 17, 2017

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Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty

Cassava, also called yuca (not to be confused with the ornamental plant Yucca), tapioca, or manioc in other regions of the world, is a tropical root crop native to South America.  Cassava belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, which is known for plants with milky sap and includes plants like poinsettias and spurge.  The cassava root is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/cassava-a-crop-for-the-back-forty/

Mead Making Workshop – June 17

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a Mead Making Workshop on Saturday, June 17 at the Jackson County Agricultural Center Classroom, 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, FL. Registration opens at 8:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end at 2:00 PM.

Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermenting honey. Mead is described …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/mead-making-workshop-june-17/

Cowpea Curculio Outbreak Anticipated after Mild Winter

Peas are a staple food throughout the South.  Whether you prefer southern peas, cowpeas, or blackeye peas, they are all under threat from the cowpea curculio, also known locally as pea weevils.  With the mild winter this year, growers can anticipate that cowpea curculios may show up much earlier in the season, with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/cowpea-curculio-outbreak-anticipated-after-mild-winter/

Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video

The Texas Pecan Short Course is an annual, four day training offered by Texas A&M University. The short course teaches pecan orchard managers and prospective pecan growers how to plant, grow, harvest, and market pecans. A harvest equipment demonstration is one of the hands-on activities offered during this training. The following video that provides …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/pecan-harvest-equipment-demonstration-video/

Georgia Citrus Association Annual Meeting – February 27

The Georgia Citrus Association will be holding their annual meeting on February 27 from 9 AM to 3 PM in Tifton, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Rd., Tifton, GA 31794.  General Admission tickets are $15 and include lunch and tours.  Please register by February 20, by visiting this link:  

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/georgia-citrus-association-annual-meeting-february-27/

Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety

It seems like years ago that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, but it was actually 2011.  With a new congress convening this week, and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on January 20th, the outlook for FSMA is unpredictable.  Whatever the future may hold, there are a number of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/things-you-should-know-about-farm-food-safety/

Farm Food Safety Certification Training – February 13

A Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for Monday, February 13 at the Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna, FL.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

Who Should Attend? – Fruit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/farm-food-safety-certification-training-february-13/

Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting – January 19

 

The 2017 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida.

Registration opens at 7:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end with a sponsored lunch. This meeting will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, cantaloupe, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/tri-state-cucurbit-meeting-thursday-january-19/

Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights

The Panhandle Ag Extension Team hosted the inaugural Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on Tuesday, October 11.  The conference featured three concurrent session tracks for participants to choose from, a keynote address on whole farm business profitability, and a locally sourced lunch cooked by the Jackson County Master Gardeners.  More than 120 people attended the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/21/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-highlights/

Alabama Food Safety Training November 3

The Mobile County Extension Office will be hosting a Food Safety Training Class on Thursday, November 3 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  The Class will be held at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Highway 104, Fairhope, AL 36532.

The class will be conducted by Produce Safety Alliance trainers and will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/21/alabama-food-safety-training-november-3/

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