In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Satsumas from Farm to Schools
  • Friday Double Feature: Rethink the Ranch Beef Consumer Campaign
  • Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity
  • Friday Feature: Celestial Cow Art
  • Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?
  • Friday Feature: Shenandoah Dairy Video Farm Tour
  • Permit Required for AgLogic Nematicide Use in Cotton and Peanuts
  • Burlin and Levi Findley Families Honored as 2017 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year
  • Friday Feature: Cindale Farms 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Video
  • Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years
  • Agriculture Awareness

    Friday Feature: Satsumas from Farm to Schools

    This week’s featured video was produced by Chartwells School Dining Services to highlight their “Farm to School” program.  This video features the relationship that was established with Cherokee Farms, Marianna, Florida to supply every student in the Duval County School District with fresh satsuma citrus.  This story highlights the success of their program for purchasing …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/friday-feature-satsumas-from-farm-to-schools/

    Friday Double Feature: Rethink the Ranch Beef Consumer Campaign

    This week’s featured videos were developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as part of the “Rethink the Ranch” campaign.  The video series shares introduces consumers to six cattle modern operations and the real people who grow the cattle that ultimately become the product they love to eat.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/friday-double-feature-rethink-the-ranch-beef-consumer-campaign/

    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/

    Friday Feature: Celestial Cow Art

    This week’s featured video was produced by Farmer Derek Klingenberg, of Peabody, Kansas, who has become famous for his humorous farm YouTube videos.  He has serenaded heifers with his trombone, made cow art with drone videos, but his latest stunt was to make some cow art that could be viewed from outer space.  Check out …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/13/friday-feature-celestial-cow-art/

    Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?

    Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered new dicamba herbicide product formulations for making applications to dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean crops. As a result, many states were overwhelmed with drift complaints regarding sensitive crops. This led to the 2018 EPA announcement requiring that anyone who wishes to apply dicamba to dicamba tolerant …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/still-need-the-mandatory-dicamba-resistant-crop-training/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/friday-feature-shenandoah-dairy-video-farm-tour/

    Permit Required for AgLogic Nematicide Use in Cotton and Peanuts

    Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, and Zane Grabau, UF/IFAS Nematologist

    Newly registered for Florida, AgLogic 15GG (gypsum formulation) is a granular nematicide available for use in Florida cotton and peanut. The active ingredient in this product is aldicarb, which you may remember was the active ingredient in Temik.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/permit-required-for-aglogic-nematocide-use-in-cotton-and-peanuts/

    Burlin and Levi Findley Families Honored as 2017 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year

    On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Burlin and Levi Findley families, of Wild Boar Farms were honored as the 2017 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year, during the 51st Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour. The Findleys received the award from Santa Rosa County Commissioners Don Salter, Bob Cole and Sam Parker, along with …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/burlin-and-levi-findley-families-honored-as-2017-santa-rosa-county-farm-families-of-the-year/

    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/

    Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

    Source:  American Farm Bureau

    American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87.

    The big ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – came in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/farm-bureau-survey-reveals-lowest-thanksgiving-dinner-cost-in-five-years/

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