In this Issue:
  • 2017 Carinata Summit March 29-31
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • Genomics Workshop for Cattle Producers – March 23
  • Feral Swine Workshop – March 9
  • 2017 Beekeeping Workshop and Trade Show – April 21 & 22
  • Save the Date! Basic Goat Production Workshop – July 13
  • West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3
  • 2017 Beef Conference Presentations and Highlights
  • Georgia Citrus Association Annual Meeting – February 27
  • 2017 EscaRosa Crop Production Meeting – February 28
  • Educational Training

    2017 Carinata Summit March 29-31

    Brassica Carinata Summit March 29-31, 2017

    North Florida Research and Education Center – Quincy Florida
    155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351

    This three-day conference will focus on the latest research on varieties, pest management, and production of carinata, an alternative bio-fuel crop with real potential for southeastern production.  Speakers will focus on: …

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    2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights

    The annual Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida, …

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    Genomics Workshop for Cattle Producers – March 23

    Over the last decade, cattle production has experienced technological growth unmatched in the industry’s history. Currently, cattle producers are faced with making management decisions on how to integrate these advancements into their operations, and determining if they will increase profitability.

    Two of the largest areas of technological advancements have come in the field of genomics …

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    Feral Swine Workshop – March 9

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    Feral Swine Workshop Thursday, March 9, 2017 4 p.m. CST Jackson County Extension Office – North Meeting Room

    2741 Pennsylvania Avenue – Marianna, FL 32448

    This workshop is open to all landowners, farmers, hunters, trappers of wild hogs, as well as other animal industry and government …

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    2017 Beekeeping Workshop and Trade Show – April 21 & 22

    The UF/IFAS Publication “Keeping Bees in Florida,” reports “There are over 4,000 registered beekeepers in the state of Florida (as of June 2016). Nearly three quarters of these are considered “backyard” beekeepers (0–10 colonies), while the remaining quarter are “sideline commercial” or “commercial” beekeepers (11–200 and 200+ colonies, respectively). In total there are over …

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    Save the Date! Basic Goat Production Workshop – July 13

    Basic Goat Production Workshop

    If you are interested in learning more about goats for a 4-H Project with your kids, or your small herd for your farm, make plans now to attend a workshop on July 13, 2017 from 9:00 AM –  4:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office. This training is …

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    West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3

    Choosing the Right Cool-season Forage

    Many different grasses, legumes, and forage blends are used for winter grazing and wildlife food plots. The livestock producer or wildlife enthusiast must choose forages that are best adapted to the soil and climatic conditions at his/her location.

    Cattle, horse, and small ruminant producers and wildlife enthusiasts from Northwest Florida …

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    2017 Beef Conference Presentations and Highlights

    The 32nd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show was held on February 8, 2017 in Marianna, at the Jackson County Extension Office.  Five speakers provided information to help beef cattle ranchers focus on “Crucial Management in Challenging Times.”  In addition to the presentations, there were 28 companies and organizations that provide products, equipment, …

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    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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    2017 EscaRosa Crop Production Meeting – February 28

    Farmers from Northwest Florida and surrounding areas are invited to attend the 2017 Crop Production Meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 28. The meeting will be hosted by UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, at the Jay Community Center, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, FL. Registration begins at 7:00 AM (CST) with the meeting …

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