In this Issue:
  • Private/Core Pesticide Applicator Training – April 28th
  • Forest Stewardship Workshop : Sell Your Timber for What it’s Worth – May 25
  • Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?
  • Field Crop Nematode Management Publications Updated
  • Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 3-5
  • 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
  • Educational Training

    Private/Core Pesticide Applicator Training – April 28th

    Are you in need of CEUs for renewal of your restricted use pesticide license? If you do not have a license, are you interested in obtaining one?

    The UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County office will be offering restricted use pesticide applicator training on April 28th in two separate sessions to accommodate the varying needs of …

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    Forest Stewardship Workshop : Sell Your Timber for What it’s Worth – May 25

    May 25, 2017 9:00 am– 2:00 pm ET UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center
    155 Research Road, Quincy, FL,32351

    Join us to learn the necessary steps to get the best return on your timber investment and meet your forest management objectives. This workshop will cover local timber markets, the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/forest-stewardship-workshop-sell-your-timber-for-what-its-worth-may-25/

    Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?

    If you are a produce farmer, you should have heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. This act, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food safety regulation in over 80 years.

    The proposed produce safety rule under the FSMA is very robust, establishing the minimum …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/do-the-new-food-safety-standards-apply-to-your-farm/

    Field Crop Nematode Management Publications Updated

    One of my goals since starting as field crop nematologist at the University of Florida last June was to update the nematode management guides for Florida field crops, so that extension agents and growers have access to active copies of these documents.  I’m happy to announce that guides for field corn, soybeans, and cotton have …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/field-crop-nematode-management-publications-updated/

    Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 3-5

    The Florida Beef Cattle Short Course is one of the premier educational events provided annually by the University of Florida.  The 2017 Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 3-5 in Gainesville, Florida on the campus of the University of Florida. This year marks the 66th year of the Florida Beef Cattle Short …

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    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/2017-carinata-summit-march-29-31/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/genomics-workshop-for-cattle-producers-march-23/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/feral-swine-workshop-march-9/

    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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