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  1. Get an Early Start on Spring Veggies — January 27, 2015
  2. Webinar: Farmers Making a Smart Choice for Health Insurance — January 24, 2015
  3. AgSave$ Summit: Securing Your Farm’s Financial Future February 23 — January 24, 2015
  4. Fireweed: a Pasture Weed that will Light You Up! — January 24, 2015
  5. Wiregrass Beef & Forage Field Day March 6 — January 24, 2015

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Get an Early Start on Spring Veggies

  Raised bed spring vegetable garden in NW Florida – photo credit: Blake Thaxton Growing spring vegetables in northwest Florida can be challenging!  Sometimes failures seem more numerous than successes.  Extreme cold events in the winter and blistering hot summer days make it tough on vegetables.  One suggestion is to get the garden started earlier than usual! …

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Webinar: Farmers Making a Smart Choice for Health Insurance

Date: January 28, 2015 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern Time (12:00-1:30 pm CT) Presented by national expert: Dr. Roberta Riportella, Kansas State University Extension A panel of experts have been invited to answer questions, including: IRS SBA Participants will learn how the Affordable Care Act affects farm/ranch families as individuals (consumers), as business operators, and …

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AgSave$ Summit: Securing Your Farm’s Financial Future February 23

Ag Save$ is a new initiative to provide personal financial education for farmers and ranchers in Florida.   We would like to personally invite you and your family to the 2015 AgSave$ Summit.  This kickoff event for the new AgSave$ initiative aims to help farm families address important financial issues, such as estate planning, succession planning, …

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Fireweed: a Pasture Weed that will Light You Up!

Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides) photo by Brent Sellers Fireweed is growing well in the Panhandle and I have had a couple of calls this week regarding this plant. This winter annual stinging nettle will definitely light you up! I remember the first time I ever encountered Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides) while working on fence adjacent to my dad’s …

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Wiregrass Beef & Forage Field Day March 6

Registration – 8:00 a.m. Welcome – Mr. Larry Wells (Wiregrass REC, Director) Beef Industry Update – Dr. Billy Powell (AL Cattlemen’s Association, Exec. Director) Farm Service Agency Update – Mr. Bobby Beasley (County Executive Director) Wiregrass REC Tour – Mr. Brian Gamble (Wiregrass REC, Associate Director) “Pasture & Hay Field Forages” – Dr. Jennifer Johnson …

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Common Bermudagrass Control in Peanuts with Fusilade or Select

Common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a mat-forming perennial that can be found just about anywhere in the southeastern US – from roadsides to production fields. This weed is very well adapted to the South and persists in areas with a variety of soil textures, soil pH, and fertility levels. Although common bermudagrass can be beneficial …

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Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields

Controlled burn of a Bermudagrass Hayfield – Photo by Shep Eubanks Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida.  Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have …

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Webinar: Public Opinion of Florida Consumers of GMO Food

Public opinion of genetically modified food January 28 – 1:00 to 2:00 Eastern Time (12;00-1:00 Central) What do Floridians think about genetically modified food?  Do Floridians know which foods contain genetically modified ingredients?  Do Floridians plan to purchase genetically modified foods in the future?  Join this session to learn the answers to these questions and more about …

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Making a Difference in 2015

How Will You Make a Difference in 2015? Let’s all take a big, deep breath…2014 is now a thing of the past! At this moment, we all have to decide what we are going to do in 2015. What will you resolve to do in the New Year? Will you finally use your elliptical for more …

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Leaf Litter: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Work?

Fallen leaves add much to the landscape. They feed the plants and many insect, retain water, and help stabilize the soil For the homeowner who feels the need to rake leaves and pine needles, the task can be something of a minor nuisance. The showers of earth-toned leftovers appear suddenly and at inconvenient times, and …

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