In this Issue:
  • Citrus Health Forum – April 19
  • Forage Legume Conference – March 15
  • US Cattle Herd Expansion Slows but Continues through 2017
  • Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle Conference – February 22-23
  • Carinata SPARCs Interest as a Winter Crop for the Southeast U.S.
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!
  • Explore Local Agriculture on the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour
  • Meet the Keynote Speaker for the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference – February 19 & 20
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights
  • Conference

    Citrus Health Forum – April 19

    The faculty and staff at the North Florida Research and Education Center would like to invite citrus producers to the Citrus Health Forum, to be held April 19, 2018, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, in Quincy, Florida.  Potential attendees of this meeting will include citrus growers, nursery owners, extension agents, …

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    Forage Legume Conference – March 15

    Legumes are an economically important forage in the southern United States. With production benefits being found not only in the feeding value, but also in their ability to fix nitrogen to improve soil composition. In an effort to increase producer, industry, and university’s knowledge in the management and successful integration of legumes into southern grazing …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/forage-legume-conference-march-15/

    US Cattle Herd Expansion Slows but Continues through 2017

     

    On January 31, 2018 the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their annual January 1 Cattle Inventory Report.  The total U.S. cattle inventory was estimated to be 94.4 million head, which was a 1% increase as compared to 93.7 million on January 1, 2017. Since January 1, 2014 the total cattle inventory …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/us-cattle-herd-expansion-slows-but-continues-through-2017/

    Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle Conference – February 22-23

    Genetic technologies and their integration in the cattle industry is an emerging field in cattle production that producers are exploring to capitalize on production traits, and fine-tune the genetic profile of their herd. The Florida Cattlemen’s Association has partnered with the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, in conjunction with the program sponsor Neogen Genomics, to …

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    Carinata SPARCs Interest as a Winter Crop for the Southeast U.S.

    Ian Small, Ramdeo Seepaul, Mike Mulvaney and David Wright, UF/IFAS Researchers

    This week a Qantas jet flew from the United States to Australia using biofuel generated from Brassica carinata (carinata). This event was just one of several exciting developments involving carinata that have happened over the past year. Strong …

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    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!

    Join us for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on February 19 & 20 in Pensacola! Registration includes a farm tour, dinner after the tour, breakfast & lunch the next day, and excellent educational sessions. The complete agenda is now available.  Use your mouse or finger to “click” on the image below for full screen …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-agenda-now-available/

    Explore Local Agriculture on the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour

    Explore Local Agriculture at the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour

    Come explore local farms, markets, and centers of agricultural research in West Florida and South Alabama during the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour and Conference, February 19 and 20, hosted by UF/IFAS Extension.

    On Monday, February 19, from 1 p.m. …

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    Meet the Keynote Speaker for the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference

    Join UF/IFAS Extension at the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference.  Participants will receive the most current recommendations on vegetable, fruit, and nut production, and much more.  You don’t want to miss the pre-conference farm tour and the opportunity to hear the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Joy Rumble, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, University …

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    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference – February 19 & 20

    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference  The Pre-Conference Tour will be on Monday, February 19. The Conference Education Sessions will be on Tuesday, February 20. Conference Location

    • University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL

    Activities

    • Pre-Conference –  Farm, Research, and Marketing Tour
    • Tradeshow
    • Educational Tracks …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-february-19-20/

    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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