In this Issue:
  • 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
  • Giving Thanks During Farm-City Week
  • Ag Day in the Swamp: Discounted UF Homecoming Football Tickets
  • Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool
  • Agriculture Awareness

    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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    Giving Thanks During Farm-City Week

    Florida Farm Bureau – November 9, 2016

    Farm-City Week is a time to give thanks for the valuable partnerships between urban and rural residents. The week will be celebrated statewide, Nov. 16-23, 2016.

    Farmers produce high quality food and fiber for everyone to enjoy. Their partnerships with grocers, truck drivers, processors, scientists, consumers …

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    Ag Day in the Swamp: Discounted UF Homecoming Football Tickets

    Farmers, ranchers, and landscapers are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, October 15, 2016.

    UF Athletics and the UF/IFAS are hosting the event and offering discounted tickets to anyone connected to agriculture in the state, including their families and friends.

    “Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and related …

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    Hosting a Farm Tour is an Excellent Marketing Tool

    One excellent way to increase farm sales is to host a farm tour. In 2013 the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1106, protecting farmers and ranchers from liability as long as activities are directly related to agriculture. This has opened up many opportunities for Florida farmers and has given citizens access to local farms …

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