In this Issue:
  • 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights
  • Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool
  • Satsumas Return to North Florida
  • Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour Highlights
  • Area Ranchers Enjoy Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour
  • Soil Health and Cover Crop Group to Meet April 1
  • Farm Tour

    2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19

    The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this year’s show to be held on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 just outside of Moultire, Georgia.  Physical Location:  290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157.  Gates open at 8:30 AM Eastern Time and close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and …

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    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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    Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool

    One excellent way to increase farm sales is to host a farm tour. In 2013 the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1106, protecting farmers and ranchers from liability as long as activities are directly related to agriculture. This has opened up many opportunities for Florida farmers and has given citizens access to local farms …

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    Satsumas Return to North Florida

    Author: Jose Perez, UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Coordinator

    Tour a Satsuma Grove on October 11

    There was a time when citrus production was booming in North Florida. In the 1920’s, Jackson County, Florida, was known as the Satsuma capital of the World. Satsuma is a citrus variety with excellent eating quality that is cold …

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    Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour Highlights

    The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association hosted their annual tour on August 13, 2015.  This year’s tour went to two farms and the local research station.  More than 80 people attended the tour this year.  MWI Veterinary Supply, Southern States and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida sponsored the event and covered the expenses of lunch and …

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    Area Ranchers Enjoy Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour

    The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association hosted a farm tour on Thursday, July 17.  There were 75 cattle ranchers from Jackson, Washington, Holmes, and Calhoun Counties, as well as surrounding Alabama and Georgia counties that participated in the tour.  Three farms and a feed mill hosted the group.

    The first stop on the tour was a …

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    Soil Health and Cover Crop Group to Meet April 1

    We know not to plant crotalaria now and the County Agent doesn’t wear a tie anymore, but Jefferson County and cover crops still go together.  Photo Credit: Estimated date of photo is 1920’s from the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/12

    The first meeting of a Florida soil health/cover crop working …

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