In this Issue:
  • Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18
  • A Salute to Rural Veterans
  • Jackson County Farm City Festival November 18 & 19
  • Tung Trees – Historic Crop; Toxic Legacy
  • Highlights from the 2012 US Ag Census
  • Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the US Extension Service
  • Ag History

    Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18

    Chipola College in Marianna, Florida will host a movie screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles,” Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at their Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts (3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446).  This film captures highlights from the Great Florida Cattle Drive that …

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    A Salute to Rural Veterans

    I think we can all agree that political events in the United States over the last few weeks will be remembered in great detail in our history books.  While much of the country remains divided along political party lines, we are at the same time, strongly united by our profound and unending gratitude to America’s …

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    Jackson County Farm City Festival November 18 & 19

    Farm City Week is celebrated all across America the week before Thanksgiving.  In Jackson County, the Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, Cattlemen’s Association, UF/IFAS Extension Service, and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida have teamed up once again to host the Farm City Festival November 18-19 in Marianna.  The Festival will feature two days of …

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    Tung Trees – Historic Crop; Toxic Legacy

    The highway from Monticello to Tallahassee (US 90) is famous for its summer blooming crape myrtle trees donated by nurseryman Fred Mahan. This month, there’s another historic tree flowering along that highway, as well as in other parts of Jefferson county and North Florida. It’s the tung tree, imported from China to build a thriving …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/03/27/tung-trees-historic-crop-toxic-legacy/

    Highlights from the 2012 US Ag Census

    The USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service (NASS) released the first preliminary report from the 2012 Census of Agriculture.  When the 2007 report first came out the big news was that the number of farms in the US had actually increased.  That trend did not continue and the number of farms in the …

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    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the US Extension Service

    Truly amazing things can happen in the span of 100 years.  In this day and age, however, where everything is expected to be “bigger-better-faster,” accomplishments over a 100 year time-span are often overlooked as only a “drop in the bucket” as they say.  Let’s slow down a minute, though, and reflect on …

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