Ag Saves Series Begins March 24

On February 23, 2015, 93 folks in the Agriculture Industry assembled to kick-off a new initiative, AgSave$, to bring personal finance education such as estate planning, succession planning, and protecting assets to farmers, ranchers and agriculture producers in Florida. The AgSave$ program is a cooperation between Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty in the …

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It’s Not Too Late to Reallocate Base Acres and Update Yields


Article by Rodney Clouser and John Vansickle

On Friday, February 27th, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a one-time extension by USDA for landowners to reallocate base acres and update payment yields for 2014 Farm Bill covered commodities, which for the first time excludes cotton. The new final update deadline has been extended …

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Ag Saves Summit – February 23

The Ag Saves Series begins March 24.


Farm families face unique issues concerning retirement and succession planning (who will own and/or manage the farm when the current owner is no longer able). Farming is a business which has evolved into more than just a way of life. Now, successful farming includes in-depth financial planning, implementing and evaluating new enterprises, new techniques, …

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NW Florida Beef Conference February 11

Beef conference

The 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 11th, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts at 8:15 AM, and concludes with a steak …

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Farm Bill Meetings

Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) Programs

USDA Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) invites farmers to attend Farm Bill meetings hosted by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to discuss the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) programs which provide revenue and price loss payments to eligible producers …

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Deer Nutrition & Management Seminar

food plot 2014

UF/IFAS Extension, in cooperation with FWC, is presenting a Deer Nutrition & Management Seminar. The seminar will address topics relating to food plots and perennial food sources as well as deer herd management techniques. Anyone interested in better managing the deer and deer habitat on their property is encouraged to attend. The seminar will be …

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Rockin Robotics Camp


Teamwork, cooperation, goal setting, science, technology, engineering and math are all part of the LEGO Robotics experience your 5th-8th grader can have at the Rockin Robotics Camp June 16-20. The camp, a collaborative project between Washington-Holmes Tech Center and Washington County 4-H, will feature a week of building, problem solving and challenges.

Rockin Robotics …

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Longleaf Pine Workshop – May, 14

For more information contact Mark Mauldin. 850-638-6180

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Cotton Farm Bill Meetings Scheduled

Not too late to update your yields and reallocate base acreage.


Attention Cotton Farmers

The National Cotton Council is hosting a series of meetings across the cotton belt. The purpose of these meetings is to inform cotton producers and those in related industries about the Agricultural Act of 2014, the new five-year comprehensive farm law that includes fundamental changes in cotton’s safety net, a …

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Deer Nutrition Now Can Payoff in the Fall

Source: Mississippi State University, Forest & Wildlife Research Center

To the chagrin of hunters across the panhandle deer season has drawn to a close. As the days lengthen and temperatures begin to climb many of the areas outdoorsmen (and women) shift their efforts to pursuits of a more aquatic nature on the gulf or any of the enumerable lakes, rivers, ponds, or creeks  …

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