In this Issue:
  • Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?
  • Friday Feature: Shenandoah Dairy Video Farm Tour
  • Friday Feature: Pickle Cucumber Harvest
  • Controlling Pocket Gophers in Hay Fields
  • Friday Feature: Celebrating 100 Years of John Deere Tractors
  • Featured Video: Marketing and Educational Tools for Beekeepers
  • Featured Video: Quick Brace Cable System for Fence H-Braces
  • Featured Video: Documentary of the History of Soil Conservation in the U.S.
  • Featured Video: Cool-Season Forage Plot Tour with Ann Blount
  • Featured Video: UF/IFAS Farm to City Project
  • Feature Video

    Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?

    Farmers and ranchers must manage traditional business practices to be successful, but they also deal with the many challenges of ever changing weather.  Rain, wind, and temperature are important and obvious aspects of weather that producers track on a daily basis, but there are other, not so obvious weather features that affect operational management as …

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    Friday Feature: Shenandoah Dairy Video Farm Tour

    This week’s featured video was produced by Florida Dairy Farmers.  The Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents (FACAA) toured Shenandoah Dairy, as part of their Mid-Year Meeting this week.  I was fortunate enough to see this amazing farming operation in person.  Through the following video, Ed Henderson, Shenandoah Dairy, Live Oak, FL provides a …

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    Friday Feature: Pickle Cucumber Harvest

    This week’s featured video was produced by a member of the Panhandle Ag Extension Team.  Matt Lollar, Horticulture Agent, Jackson County Extension, developed this video to show how those small cucumbers, that are so popular as pickles, are grown and harvested.  The farm in Jackson County that grew these cucumber pickles had a contract …

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    Controlling Pocket Gophers in Hay Fields

    The Southeastern Pocket Gopher, Geomys pinetis, sometimes called “Sandy-Mounders,”  is a native rodent wildlife species in most of Florida, Southern Alabama, and Southern Georgia.  They are typically found in fields with sandy, well-drained soils that are fairly common in the coastal plains.  Sandy fields are not the best sites for cropping, but are commonly used …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/controlling-pocket-gophers-in-hay-fields/

    Friday Feature: Celebrating 100 Years of John Deere Tractors

    This week’s featured video was produced by John Deere to celebrate their century of farm equipment manufacturing.  On March 14, 1918, John Deere purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company that manufactured the Waterloo Boy Tractor.  This video highlights a few of the key milestones of farm equipment innovation from John Deere  over …

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    Featured Video: Marketing and Educational Tools for Beekeepers

    Boost your honey marketing campaign with some educational tools developed by the University of Florida Extension Service.  Beekeepers who sell honey direct to consumers have some helpful tools that can be used to help market locally produced honey.  This week’s featured video, “Where does honey come from?” was produced several years ago by …

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    Featured Video: Quick Brace Cable System for Fence H-Braces

    This week’s featured video was produced by Kencove Farm Fence Supplies to demonstrate the Quick Brace cable system for fence H-braces.  If you have ever been aggravated twisting multiple wraps of wire to tighten braces, there is a new product that makes this process very quick, easy, and aesthetically pleasing.  Mark Mauldin (Washington County) …

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    Featured Video: Documentary of the History of Soil Conservation in the U.S.

    This week’s featured video is a documentary produced by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  This 20 minute documentary highlights the history of the NRCS and the father of soil conservation, Hugh Hammond Bennett, and the effort he put into developing the private lands conservation movement that is so prevalent in the …

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    Featured Video: Cool-Season Forage Plot Tour with Ann Blount

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Panhandle Ag Extension Team. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension was the producer,  Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension, was the director, Matt Lollar was the editor, and Dr. Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder was the anchor woman.  This video highlights the differences in cool-season forage types and varieties …

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    Featured Video: UF/IFAS Farm to City Project

    This week’s featured video was produced by the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) to showcase the teamwork of farmers, UF/IFAS faculty and staff, FFA Chapters, Boy Scouts, food banks, and numerous community partners and sponsors that work together on the annual Farm to City project.  This cooperative effort provides 800 needy …

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