In this Issue:
  • Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop – November 9
  • Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26
  • Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?
  • New Rules for Medicated Feed Go Into Effect in January
  • Population Growing but US Farm Acreage Declining
  • Jefferson Grazing Series to Focus on Best Management Practices
  • Registration Open for Fall Tomato School
  • Workshop

    Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop – November 9

    Encroaching brush, whether native or invasive, can be a problem for properties large and small. Fighting woody brush and other hard-to-kill weed species can be challenging for property owners. Many factors affect the effectiveness and efficiency of control efforts.

    Timing of the application is a key factor that many property owners fail to consider. The cooler, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/controlling-brush-invasive-species-workshop-november-9/

    Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26

    Two Farm Food Safety Workshops are scheduled for October in the Panhandle.  A Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual Workshop is scheduled for October 5th in Crestview and a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for October 26 in Marianna.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/farm-food-safety-workshops-october-5-26/

    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/

    New Rules for Medicated Feed Go Into Effect in January

    On January 1, 2017 medicated feeds for livestock will no longer be sold “over-the-counter” (OTC) through feed dealers. Under the direction of the US Food and Drug Administration, feeds that include antimicrobial drugs will be transitioning to Veterinary Feed Directive Status (VFD). VFD drugs will be “limited to use under the professional supervision …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/05/new-rules-for-medicated-feed-go-into-effect-in-january/

    Population Growing but US Farm Acreage Declining

    One of the areas of critical concern world-wide is how to meet the food demands for a growing world population while farmland acres continue to shrink.  As you can see from the chart above, the U.S. Census Bureau is currently predicting that the world population will actually reach 9 billion by 2044.  The United States …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/03/04/population-growing-but-us-farm-acreage-declining/

    Jefferson Grazing Series to Focus on Best Management Practices

    Effective grazing management is a dynamic dance between maximizing animal performance and maintaining healthy pastures, preventing erosion and maintaining water quality. Join us on Tuesday, July 15 for the next session of the Jefferson Grazing Series. We’ll learn what Best Management Practices (BMP’s) are and how working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/07/11/jefferson-grazing-series-to-focus-on-best-management-practices/

    Registration Open for Fall Tomato School

    This fall don’t miss the opportunity to learn, while getting your hands dirty, how to grow Tomatoes! Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises presents Fall Tomato School beginning September 2nd.  This workshop is intended to teach small farmers and other interested participants how to produce high quality tomatoes for fresh market.  Not only …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/07/11/registeration-open-for-fall-tomato-school/