In this Issue:
  • 2018 Alabama SAFE Sale and Upcoming BQA Training – April 24
  • Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 9-11
  • Spring Field Day and Cattlemen’s Social – April 21
  • Beef Cattle Basics Session 1 – Forage Selection & Establishment April 12
  • Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?
  • Highlights from the UF/IFAS Panhandle Bee College
  • Sun South Hay Equipment Demonstration Day – April 26
  • Highlights and Presentations from the 2018 Forage Legume Conference
  • Three Decades of Consolidation in U.S. Agriculture
  • Gulf County Core Pesticide Safety Training – April 11
  • Educational Training

    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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    Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 9-11

     

    The 2018 Beef Short Course Program Committee and the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences encourage cattle ranchers to attend the 67th annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course in Gainesville, Florida May 9-11, 2018. The Short Course will be held at the Straughn Extension Professional Development Center, 2142 Shealy Dr., Gainesville, FL 32611.

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    Spring Field Day and Cattlemen’s Social – April 21

    The Holmes County Cattlemen’s Association and UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County are excited to present the Spring Field Day and Cattlemen’s Social on April 21, 2018. This event will be hosted at the Williams’ Farm hay barn near the Poplar Springs High School. The field day portion will run from 3 P.M. until 5:30 P.M.CST with the social …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/13/spring-field-day-and-cattlemens-social-april-21/

    Beef Cattle Basics Session 1 – Forage Selection & Establishment April 12

    Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, which has been designed to give new and experienced producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises. Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size:

  • Forages – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures
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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/beef-cattle-basics-six-part-series-begins-april-12/

    Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?

    Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered new dicamba herbicide product formulations for making applications to dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean crops. As a result, many states were overwhelmed with drift complaints regarding sensitive crops. This led to the 2018 EPA announcement requiring that anyone who wishes to apply dicamba to dicamba tolerant …

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    Highlights from the UF/IFAS Panhandle Bee College

    During Calhoun County Florida’s spring break, 160 beekeepers from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and as far away as Iowa, gathered at the Blountstown High School for the 25th Annual UF/IFAS Bee College!  Participants at this event learned from local, state, national, and international experts about the latest research and management tools for beekeeping.  This event had …

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    Sun South Hay Equipment Demonstration Day – April 26

    Hay producers are invited to come to a hay equipment demonstration field day at the Beef Unit of the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. (4925 Highway 162 Greenwood, FL 32446).  Registration begins at 9:30 AM, and lunch will be provided. …

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    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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    Three Decades of Consolidation in U.S. Agriculture

    A report summary from the USDA Economic Research Service, James M. MacDonald, Robert A. Hoppe, and Doris Newton What Is the Issue?

    Farm production has been shifting to larger farms for many years—one element of broad-based changes in farm structure. However, the U.S. farm size distribution in agricultural production is highly skewed—there are many very …

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    Gulf County Core Pesticide Safety Training – April 11

    All licensed pesticide applicators must accrue core plus category CEUs to maintain their license for renewal.  A less popular option is re-taking the exams to keep the certification. On April 11, 2018, applicators have the opportunity to earn all the necessary core CEUs to renew their license at one training session.  The training …

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