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  1. Some Things are Too Important to Say Nothing: Talking with Your Children about Money — March 30, 2015
  2. Getting Prepared for the Canning Season — March 29, 2015
  3. Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Market Cow 101 — March 28, 2015
  4. Silvopasture Works! Join us at the Solon Dixon Center — March 28, 2015
  5. 2014 USDA Honey Production Report — March 28, 2015

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Some Things are Too Important to Say Nothing: Talking with Your Children about Money

Bindaas Madhavi. (2011) Listen to Your Kids. Most parents would not allow their child to play in the street or to touch a hot stove because parents understand that these actions have consequences and the consequences are serious. If you don’t talk with your child about money and allow them to observe you exhibiting positive …

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Getting Prepared for the Canning Season

  Get your pressure canner ready for the season.Photo by Les Harrison, Wakulla County     In addition to planting your spring garden and reviewing the latest food safety materials, you should consider having your pressure canner gauge tested. Today’s pressure canner may have a dial gauge for indicating the pressure or a weighted gauge, …

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Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Market Cow 101

Market Cow 101 is an evening workshop that will be offered on Thursday, April 9th at Perdido River Farms in Poarch, AL at 5 pm.  Dr. Frank Owsley, Auburn Livestock Specialist, will cover Market Cow Evaluations, handling cattle, antibiotic use and treatment, and permanent identification methods.  A meal will be served, so please pre-register by …

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Silvopasture Works! Join us at the Solon Dixon Center

Silvopasture is an agricultural practice co-managing trees, forage, and livestock. Photo credit: Doug Mayo What is Silvopasture?  According to the National Agroforestery Center, Silvopasture combines trees with forage and livestock production. The trees are managed for high-value sawlogs and, at the same time, provide shade and shelter for livestock and forage, reducing stress and sometimes …

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2014 USDA Honey Production Report

According to USDA, last year was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also an increase in total production. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA released their annual Honey Production Report last Friday, March 20, 2015.  2014 was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also …

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Tung Trees – Historic Crop; Toxic Legacy

The bright blossoms of the tung oil tree come from the center of new growth. Photo by Jed Dillard The highway from Monticello to Tallahassee (US 90) is famous for its summer blooming crape myrtle trees donated by nurseryman Fred Mahan. This month, there’s another historic tree flowering along that highway, as well as in …

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Update on 2014 peanut leaf spot fungicide trials in Citra, FL.

Figure 1. An aerial image of 2014 peanut leaf spot fungicide trial from the University of Florida Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL on 9/25/14. The management of early and late leaf spot in peanuts is an essential task for growers each year. Currently, there are a number of fungicide products available …

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Outdoor Adventure is Nearby!

Canoeing in Perdido River Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson This time of year, many families are looking for ways to entertain their kids during spring break. For those not planning to travel far, our area is full of fun, and often inexpensive, outdoor adventures. As part of a series of field excursions led by Extension Agents …

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Non-Native Freshwater Jellyfish in Florida?

Freshwater Jellyfish, Craspedacusta sowerbyi, Lankester, 1880. Photo Credit: U.S. Geological Survey Archive, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org Yes, you read the title correctly, it says freshwater jellyfish in Florida! The first time I encountered these unusual aquatic creatures was while swimming in a small lake in southern Indiana. It turns out these jellyfish, while not very …

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Easter Chick or No Chick?

It’s almost Easter when lots of people think about those cute little chicks. Before you take on one of those cute little animals– let’s talk about the responsibilities and considerations when raising chickens Keeping chickens isn’t much different than keeping pets – they need to be fed and watered every day and, yes, you have …

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