In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society
  • Agriculture: A Minor Miracle Going on in Florida
  • Cattlemen’s Prospective – Telling Your Good Story
  • Tri-State Agronomic Scout School June 8
  • Need Pesticide CEUs? Attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26
  • Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play
  • Friday Feature: Video Tour of a Beef Packing Plant with Temple Grandin
  • Friday Feature: Beyond the Fencerows with Zippy Duval
  • A Salute to Rural Veterans
  • Jackson County Farm City Festival November 18 & 19
  • Agriculture Awareness

    Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society

    This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America.  In this video David Bridges, President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College summarizes the value of American Agriculture and the need to share this information with young people to encourage them to focus on careers in the agricultural industries.  He provides a great nugget of wisdom …

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    Agriculture: A Minor Miracle Going on in Florida

    Jack Payne, UF/IFAS Senior Vice President

    These past few weeks I have spent much time traveling around Florida attending the annual meetings of some of our important agricultural commodity groups, such as Citrus Mutual, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.  Participating in these meetings is a great reminder …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/agriculture-a-minor-miracle-going-on-in-florida/

    Cattlemen’s Prospective – Telling Your Good Story

    Producers from all aspects of beef production should set annual goals to make improvements to their operation. Often times, these goals relate to increased efficiency, productivity, improved genetics, increased weight gains or higher grading feeder calves at harvest. Although these goals are essential to efficient and profitable production, there is one goal you should never …

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    Tri-State Agronomic Scout School June 8

    The Jackson County Extension Office in collaboration with specialists from Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center (2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL 32448), starting with registration at 8:00 AM (CST) and ending …

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    Need Pesticide CEUs? Attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26

    The Great CEU Round-Up, July 26, 2017 8:30am-4pm EDT

    It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS are partnering to present The Great CEU Round-Up. This program is designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs across multiple categories, this all day program …

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    Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play

    There are approximately two million farms in the U.S. There are also approximately 900,000 kids who live on farms, and more than half (51%) work on the farms where they live. Farms annually hire an additional 265,000 youth workers.  Farms, however, are a dangerous place for kids to work and play, because of the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/farms-are-dangerous-places-for-kids-to-work-and-play/

    Friday Feature: Video Tour of a Beef Packing Plant with Temple Grandin

    This weeks featured video provides an honest look at how cattle are handled at meat packing plants.  Dr Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling, created the “Glass Walls Project” to show people the truth about humane animal …

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    Friday Feature: Beyond the Fencerows with Zippy Duval

    This weeks featured video highlights American Farm Bureau’s President, Zippy Duval and his passion to share the story of agriculture.  The video, called “Beyond the Fencerows:  Agriculture in the Words of Zippy Duval” shares the mission of Farm Bureau, to be the voice of the American farmer.  His passion is to tell the farmer’s …

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    A Salute to Rural Veterans

    I think we can all agree that political events in the United States over the last few weeks will be remembered in great detail in our history books.  While much of the country remains divided along political party lines, we are at the same time, strongly united by our profound and unending gratitude to America’s …

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    Jackson County Farm City Festival November 18 & 19

    Farm City Week is celebrated all across America the week before Thanksgiving.  In Jackson County, the Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, Cattlemen’s Association, UF/IFAS Extension Service, and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida have teamed up once again to host the Farm City Festival November 18-19 in Marianna.  The Festival will feature two days of …

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