In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Deer Farming in the Panhandle
  • Friday Feature: Autonomous Drone Scouting
  • Friday Feature: Lock Jawz Insulators for T-Post Fences
  • Friday Feature: Cindale Farms 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Video
  • Friday Feature: EPD Basics for Bull Selection
  • Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2
  • Friday Feature: Variable Rate Feeding & a Cow Joke
  • Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage
  • Friday Feature: The Domestication of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Friday Feature: Farmers for America Trailer
  • Feature Video

    Friday Feature: Deer Farming in the Panhandle

    This week’s featured video highlights a unique type of livestock operation that is gaining popularity very quickly in Florida, Deer Farming.  The video is actually an episode of Keith Warren’s TV Show called Deer & Wildlife Stories. The video features two deer farms located in the Panhandle of Florida that are raising deer with …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/friday-feature-deer-farming-in-the-panhandle/

    Friday Feature: Autonomous Drone Scouting

    This week’s featured video was produced by American Robotics to introduce ScoutTM, a fully-automated drone system for farmers.  Scout features season-long automated crop scouting that is autonomous, or pre-programmed for launch, flight, imaging, landing, charging, data management, and drone storage with no piloting required.

    To improve agricultural decision-making, optimize inputs, and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/friday-feature-autonomous-drone-scouting/

    Friday Feature: Lock Jawz Insulators for T-Post Fences

    This week’s featured video was produced by Lock JawzThis farmer owned company has developed a unique fencing product designed to attach high-tensile, poly-wire, or barbed-wire to metal T-posts that are commonly used for fences in the region.  These snap-in-place insulators can attach wire to T-posts in six different potions, as seen in the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/friday-feature-lockjawz-for-t-post-fences/

    Friday Feature: Cindale Farms 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Video

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) to showcase the 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award winners. Cindale Dairy, near Marianna, FL was one of three Florida farms recognized by FDACS in November 2017.  In addition to the video, you can also read about the dairy in the article that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/friday-feature-cindale-farms-2017-agricultural-environmental-leadership-award-video/

    Friday Feature: EPD Basics for Bull Selection

    This week’s featured video was actually produced by the Panhandle Ag Extension Team.  Bull buying season is upon us, so it is helpful to understand EPDs, and how to use the numbers to select the best bull for the money.  Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension provides a great overview of why EPDs are so important, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/friday-feature-epd-basics-for-bull-selection/

    Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2

    In early October we shared the first two videos in the “A Cut Above the Rest” video series produced by Massey Ferguson, that features Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist.  This week we share the third and fourth videos in this series that provides helpful tips for protecting the quality of your hay at harvest.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/friday-feature-protecting-hay-quality-at-harvest-part-2/

    Friday Feature: Variable Rate Feeding & a Cow Joke

    This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America’s Chad Etheridge, who came over to Marianna last week to make a video about something I have a real passion about.  This year farmers and ranchers were forced to harvest over-mature, low quality hay because there were very few windows of dry weather this summer.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/friday-feature-variable-rate-feeding-a-cow-joke/

    Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage

    At the Sunbelt Ag Expo, I had the opportunity to visit with numerous local farmers who stopped by the UF/IFAS Extension barn.   I enjoyed asking them, “What was the coolest thing you saw today?”  Several Florida farmers shared with excitement that they had seen a demonstration of McHale forage equipment that can …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/friday-feature-baler-wrapper-combo-for-baleage/

    Friday Feature: The Domestication of Fruits and Vegetables

    This week’s featured video shares the unique history of domestication of five familiar fruits and vegetables.  The video produced by Business Insider shows how farmers and scientists have been modifying genes for thousands of years through natural breeding and selection.  The video highlights the domestication of watermelon, banana, eggplant, carrot, and corn.  It is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/20/friday-feature-the-domestication-of-fruits-and-vegetables/

    Friday Feature: Farmers for America Trailer

    This week’s featured video is actually the movie trailer for a new documentary called Farmers for America.  This video provides brief highlights of the issues that will be addressed in the documentary film that will be making its way across America over the coming months.  The film will debut at the Indianapolis …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/friday-feature-farmers-for-america-trailer/

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