In this Issue:
  • Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows
  • Antique Tractor and Souped-Up Lawnmower Enthusiasts Invited to Participate in Farm City Festival – November 3 & 4
  • Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture
  • Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery
  • UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge Tackles Hunger in the Panhandle
  • Yoder Family Escambia County Agricultural Innovators
  • South Dakota Blizzard Devastates Ranchers
  • The Peanut Butter Challenge is Underway throughout the Florida Panhandle
  • Community Service Project

    Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows

     

    Santa Rosa County Extension Agents have worked closely with the Santa Rosa County Fair over the last five years to grow the livestock show. The Santa Rosa County Fair (SRC Fair) is held in April each year, but requires considerable planning throughout the year. The board has many sub-committees that focus on the various …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/future-livestock-producers-are-developed-through-local-livestock-shows/

    Antique Tractor and Souped-Up Lawnmower Enthusiasts Invited to Participate in Farm City Festival – November 3 & 4

    For the fourth straight year, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a two-day Farm City Festival, on November 3 & 4, 2017, in Marianna, FL.  If you love antiques tractors or souped-up lawnmowers, this is a unique opportunity.  Antique tractor enthusiasts have two opportunities to take part in this special celebration with …

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    Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture

    Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions.

    Hurricane Irma significantly impacted Florida agriculture throughout the state.  Florida Farm Bureau …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/22/farm-bureau-hurricane-irma-relief-fund-for-agriculture/

    Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery

    Last week the featured video highlighted the terrible damage to the Citrus Industry in Southwest Florida caused by Hurricane Irma.  The damage from this storm was immense, but people all over the state are banding together to help people in need.  This week’s featured video, published by UF/IFAS News, shares how more than 200 …

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    UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge Tackles Hunger in the Panhandle

    Samantha Grenrock, UF/IFAS Communications Service

    Thanks to a partnership of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, food pantries from Pensacola to Monticello will receive thousands of jars of donated peanut butter this December.

    “The Peanut Butter Challenge not only raises awareness about …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/ufifas-extension-peanut-butter-challenge-tackles-hunger-in-the-panhandle/

    Yoder Family Escambia County Agricultural Innovators

    On Thursday August 21, 2014, 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 fourth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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    South Dakota Blizzard Devastates Ranchers

    On October 4th and 5th, as Panhandle residents watched the Weather Channel concerned about Tropical Storm Karen, you may have seen some footage that discussed the two to four feet of snow that fell in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  What you may not have heard was how damaging the so called “Winter Storm …

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    The Peanut Butter Challenge is Underway throughout the Florida Panhandle

    The Peanut Butter Challenge has officially begun!  From now through November 15th, drop off unopened jars of Peanut Butter to your local UF IFAS Extension office and have that jar matched by a donation of a jar from the Florida Peanut Producers Association.  All peanut butter collected will be given to local food pantries in YOUR communities during …

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