In this Issue:
  • Heifer Development Field Day – January 9
  • Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop – January 25
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference – February 19 & 20
  • Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27
  • Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows
  • October Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • Highlights & Proceedings from the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day
  • August Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?
  • Field Crop Nematode Management Publications Updated
  • Educational Training

    Heifer Development Field Day – January 9

    Heifer development is a critical part of every operation in the cattle industry. In a continued effort to support and facilitate successful replacement heifer development, the Florida Heifer Development Program will host the annual Field Day on January 9th at the Beef Unit Pavilion at the NFREC-Marianna. The day will start with registration at 8:30 AM CST. The …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/heifer-development-field-day-january-9/

    Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop – January 25

    Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop, January 25th
    Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center

    2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL

    850-482-9620 SCHEDULE (Central Time)

    • 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors
    • 8:00  Pesticide Safety & Handling – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County
    • 8:50  Cucurbit Disease Control – Mathews Paret, UF/IFAS Plant …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/tri-state-cucurbit-workshop-january-25/

    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 Satsuma Workshop – February 27

    Panhandle Satsuma Workshop Cherokee Satsumas’ Packing House Tuesday, February 27 1525 Fairview Rd, Marianna, FL SCHEDULE (Central Time)

    • 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors
    • 8:00  Update on the North Florida Citrus Industry – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County
    • 8:20  Mite Control in Citrus – Philip …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/panhandle-satsuma-workshop-february-27/

    Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows

     

    Santa Rosa County Extension Agents have worked closely with the Santa Rosa County Fair over the last five years to grow the livestock show. The Santa Rosa County Fair (SRC Fair) is held in April each year, but requires considerable planning throughout the year. The board has many sub-committees that focus on the various …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/future-livestock-producers-are-developed-through-local-livestock-shows/

    October Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

    UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/october-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    Highlights & Proceedings from the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day

    Over 120 cattle producers, extension agents, research faculty and staff attended the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day that was held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  The event consisted of a tour of six demonstrations sites and a presentation at the main …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/22/highlights-proceedings-from-the-ufifas-beef-forage-field-day/

    August Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

    UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/august-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    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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