In this Issue:
  • Deer Manager 101 Course – June 21
  • Bull Calf Evaluation and Marketing Workshop – May 18
  • Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity
  • Highlights from the UF/IFAS Panhandle Bee College
  • Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop
  • Citrus Health Forum – April 19
  • Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop
  • 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
  • Workshop

    Deer Manager 101 Course – June 21

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be providing a Deer Manager 101 Course in Marianna on Thursday, June 21, 2018.  This class is intended for landowners in Holmes, Washington Bay, Jackson, Calhoun and Gulf counties.  This same workshop will be repeated in Crawfordville and Milton for those other counties in the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/deer-manager-101-course-june-21/

    Bull Calf Evaluation and Marketing Workshop – May 18

    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is holding a hands-on workshop geared toward purebred beef producers on Friday, May 18, 2018.  A Bull Calf Evaluation and Marketing workshop will be held at the Southern Cattle Company Farm, near Dothan, AL from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

    According to Rickey Hudson, Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension Agent, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/bull-calf-evaluation-and-marketing-workshop-may-18/

    Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity

    International Compost Awareness Week is May 6-12 this year. This educational initiative, promoted by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation, was started in Canada in 1995, and has continued to grow in popularity as communities, businesses, municipalities, schools, and organizations celebrate the benefits of compost and composting. But perhaps the most important people involved …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/utilizing-compost-to-boost-crop-productivity/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/highlights-from-the-uf-ifas-panhandle-bee-college/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/recap-and-presentations-from-the-panhandle-satsuma-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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/citrus-health-forum-april-19/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/02/recap-and-presentations-from-the-tri-state-cucurbit-workshop/

    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/

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