In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2
  • Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage
  • Antique Tractor and Souped-Up Lawnmower Enthusiasts Invited to Participate in Farm City Festival – November 3 & 4
  • 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19
  • Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines
  • Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play
  • Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill
  • Save a Penny, Lose a Dollar – The Importance of Spray Nozzle Selection and Maintenance
  • Friday Feature: Grain Bin Entrapment
  • Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns
  • Farm Equipment

    Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2

    In early October we shared the first two videos in the “A Cut Above the Rest” video series produced by Massey Ferguson, that features Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist.  This week we share the third and fourth videos in this series that provides helpful tips for protecting the quality of your hay at harvest.

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    Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage

    At the Sunbelt Ag Expo, I had the opportunity to visit with numerous local farmers who stopped by the UF/IFAS Extension barn.   I enjoyed asking them, “What was the coolest thing you saw today?”  Several Florida farmers shared with excitement that they had seen a demonstration of McHale forage equipment that can …

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    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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    2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19

    The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this year’s show to be held on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 just outside of Moultire, Georgia.  Physical Location:  290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157.  Gates open at 8:30 AM Eastern Time and close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and …

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    Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines

    Today, August 11 is “National 811 Day,” so it is only fitting to share an Ag-Safety reminder to “Call or Click Before You Dig.”

    There are pipelines and utility lines buried all over the place in rural areas.  In fact, there are more than 1,250 miles of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines that …

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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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    Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill

    This week’s feature video highlights a handy innovation for farmers and ranchers.  A tool that allows you to uses your ladder and chainsaw as a portable sawmill.  Norwood Sawmills makes the PortaMill that landowners can use to convert logs into valuable lumber for less than $1,000.  With the PortaMill, you use your chainsaw as …

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    Save a Penny, Lose a Dollar – The Importance of Spray Nozzle Selection and Maintenance

    Ian Small, UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist, NFREC Quincy, and Jeff Clack, Hypro Pentair Flow Technologies

    There is no shortage of new technologies being marketed to improve the efficiency of farming operations.  The most cost effective place to start is with the basics, or in other words, start with the parts of your operation that improve …

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    Friday Feature: Grain Bin Entrapment

    This week’s the featured video is not a pleasant topic, but it is a message that needs to be shared with every farmer, family member, and farm worker who may work with loose grain and feeds stored in bulk bins.  Bulk grain and feed bins, or large grain carts can become very dangerous, especially if …

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    Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

    Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from the front of …

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