In this Issue:
  • Spring Field Day and Cattlemen’s Social – April 21
  • 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
  • Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course
  • Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop
  • Highlights, Presentations, and Decision Aids from the 2018 Northwest Florida Beef Conference
  • Educational Training

    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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    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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    Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course

    This year’s Panhandle Row Crop Short Course took place on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  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, Georgia and Alabama), as …

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    Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop

    The Panhandle Satsuma Workshop was held in Jackson County on February 27, 2018!  There was a great turnout with 115 participants from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.  Thank you to all who attended.

    Thank you also to the presenters: Dr. Xavier Martini; Dr. Pete Andersen; and Dr. Tripti Vashisth!  A special thanks goes out …

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    Highlights, Presentations, and Decision Aids from the 2018 Northwest Florida Beef Conference

    The 33rd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show was held on Wednesday, February 14.  A record crowd of 180 ranchers, cattle industry professionals, and extension faculty participated in the event. There were five educational presentations, as well as a Trade Show of 21 businesses and organizations that provide products and services to the …

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