Friday Feature: Cindale Farms 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Video

This week’s featured video was produced by the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) to showcase the 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award winners. Cindale Dairy, near Marianna, FL was one of three Florida farms recognized by FDACS in November 2017.  In addition to the video, you can also read about the dairy in the article that shared …

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Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27

A satsuma orange grove near Marianna, FL. UF/IFAS photo: Thomas Wright Panhandle Satsuma Workshop Cherokee Satsumas’ Packing House Tuesday, February 27 1525 Fairview Rd, Marianna, FL SCHEDULE (Central Time) 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors 8:00  Update on the North Florida Citrus Industry – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County 8:20  Mite Control in Citrus – Philip Stansly, …

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Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management

Kenneth Gioeli, Extension Agent at St. Lucie Cooperative Extension Service, places empty pesticide containers in plastic bags readying them for recycling. Photo by Milt Putnam The challenges of waste disposal is an area of growing concern in the US, particularly among farmers.  The University of Florida is conducting survey research to explore how Florida farmers …

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Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop – January 25

A watermelon sits among leaves in a watermelon field. Photo Credit: University of Florida/IFAS. Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop, January 25th Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center 2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL 850-482-9620 SCHEDULE (Central Time) 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors 8:00  Pesticide Safety & Handling – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County 8:50  Cucurbit Disease Control – …

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Florida Bull Test Sale – January 20

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted. Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 12:30 PM Central Time UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit 4925 Highway 162, Greenwood, FL (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162) Auction of 60-70 Performance …

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Heifer Development Field Day – January 9

2017 Florida Heifer Development Program Photo Credit: Dr. Pete Vergot Heifer development is a critical part of every operation in the cattle industry. In a continued effort to support and facilitate successful replacement heifer development, the Florida Heifer Development Program will host the annual Field Day on January 9th at the Beef Unit Pavilion at the NFREC-Marianna. The …

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2017 Panhandle Ag e-News Reader’s Choice Awards

The Panhandle Ag Team would like to thank our subscribers for your regular interest and support of this project, and for your help in spreading the word so more producers sign up each week.The Panhandle Ag e-News project began in April of 2012. Over the past six years, 1,206 articles have been published that are …

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When Should You Prune Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower.  Because of this variability it is impossible to predict the perfect time to prune fruit crops in …

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Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference – February 19 & 20

Photo credit: Marisol Amador Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference  The Pre-Conference Tour will be on Monday, February 19. The Conference Education Sessions will be on Tuesday, February 20. Conference Location University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL Activities Pre-Conference –  Farm, Research, and Marketing Tour Tradeshow Educational Tracks Marketing North Florida Citrus Fruit & Nut …

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Mangroves and Manatees… man what a year

2017 began as most years do, the Bermuda high slid east across the Atlantic Ocean and the cold fronts began to reach the Gulf Coast. However, this past winter was milder than normal.  Either the high did not slide as far east as it typically does, or the fronts did not pack the punch they …

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