In this Issue:
  • Citrus Health Forum – April 19
  • Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop
  • Fruit & Vegetable Grower Food Safety Training – February 16
  • UF/IFAS Bee College is Coming to the Panhandle – March 23-24
  • Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop – January 25
  • Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27
  • 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
  • Workshop

    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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    Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop

    Thank you to all those who attended the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop held in Jackson County on January 25, 2018!  There was a great turnout with participants from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

    Thank you to our presenters: Dr. Mathews Paret; Dr. Melanie Kalischuck; Dr. Josh Freeman; and Dr. Peter Dittmar!  Whether you attended the workshop, or …

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    Fruit & Vegetable Grower Food Safety Training – February 16

    A Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course is scheduled for Friday, February 16 at the FAMU Research and Extension Center in Quincy.  This training is accredited by the FDA and satisfies the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule requirement.  The training registration price has been reduced to $25 thanks in part to a grant …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/02/fruit-vegetable-grower-food-safety-training-february-16/

    UF/IFAS Bee College is Coming to the Panhandle – March 23-24

    Panhandle Bee College, Friday & Saturday, March 23-24, 2018

    Faced with increasing challenges to honeybee colonies, beekeepers are searching for fact-based answers on bee health, nutrition, selling hive products, best management practices, and Africanized bees.  Because of sustained local interest and strong inter-agency partnerships, the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/uf-ifas-bee-college-is-coming-to-the-panhandle-march-23-24/

    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 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/

    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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