In this Issue:
  • Cindale Dairy Receives Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award
  • Panhandle Ag e-News 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards
  • Davy and Strange Families Honored as Santa Rosa Farm Families of the Year
  • Three Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2016 SE Hay Contest
  • Red Hills Small Farm Alliance Recognized by National Farm Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Panhandle Ag e-News 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards
  • Douglas & Ronnie Walker Honored as Jefferson County Agricultural Innovators
  • Jim Gerrell Honored as Wakulla County Agricultural Innovator
  • Two Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2015 Southeast Hay Contest
  • Murphy, Newman, & Cooper Honored as Leon County Agricultural Innovators
  • Awards & Recognition

    Cindale Dairy Receives Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

    Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced on November 1, 2017 the recipients of the Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes the environmentally innovative farming techniques of Florida’s farmers and ranchers. This year’s recipients are: Brad and Meghan Austin and Dale and Cindy Eade of Cindale Farms

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    Panhandle Ag e-News 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards

    The Panhandle Ag e-news project began in April of 2012.  Over the past five years,  1,131 articles have been published that are searchable by topic area, keyword, author, or by using the search engine box provided on the site.  The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is made up of 40 county agents and specialists serving …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/panhandle-ag-e-news-2016-readers-choice-awards/

    Davy and Strange Families Honored as Santa Rosa Farm Families of the Year

    On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the John Davy and Glen Strange families of Panhandle Growers, Inc. were honored as the 2016 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year during the 50th Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour. The daylong tour stopped at Panhandle Growers where John and Glen and their wives received the award …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/28/john-davy-and-glen-strange-families-honored-as-santa-rosa-county-farm-families-of-the-year/

    Three Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2016 SE Hay Contest

    The 2016 Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC) presented by Massey Ferguson was a fierce competition, with 269 entries vying for the top spot. Three Florida Panhandle Farms were recognized for excellent quality hay:  Bill Conrad, Bascom had the third place entry in the alfalfa division with an RFQ score of 238, and Stoltzfus Farms, Blountstown  RFQ-168 …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/21/three-panhandle-farms-recognized-through-the-2016-se-hay-contest/

    Red Hills Small Farm Alliance Recognized by National Farm Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Announced at the National Ag Day in Washington, D.C., the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance (RHSFA) became one of the Top 100 Honorees recognized by the National Farm Credit System for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees include leaders and visionaries from across the country. The RHSFA was selected …

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    Panhandle Ag e-News 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards

    2015 was an even more successful year for the Panhandle Ag e-News electronic newsletter project.  There were a total of 258 articles contributed by 37 County Agents and State Specialist authors in 2015.  This year the website registered over 108,044 total web page views as compared to 68,571 in 2014 (56% increase). Word is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/12/18/panhandle-ag-e-news-2015-readers-choice-awards/

    Douglas & Ronnie Walker Honored as Jefferson County Agricultural Innovators

    On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/30/douglas-ronnie-walker-honored-as-jefferson-county-agricultural-innovators/

    Jim Gerrell Honored as Wakulla County Agricultural Innovator

    On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/23/jim-gerrell-honored-as-wakulla-county-agricultural-innovator/

    Two Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2015 Southeast Hay Contest

    The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced this week.  There were 375 total entries in the contest this year (185 in 2014).  Hay and baleage samples were ranked based on their Relative Forage Quality score (RFQ).  The contest was divided into seven categorizes:  warm season perennial grass hay (bermudagrass, bahiagrass),alfalfa hay, perennial peanut hay, perennial …

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    Murphy, Newman, & Cooper Honored as Leon County Agricultural Innovators

    On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/16/murphy-newman-cooper-honored-as-leon-county-agricultural-innovators/

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