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  1. 2014 Southeast Hay Contest Results — October 25, 2014
  2. George Fisher Honored as Washington County Agricultural Innovator — October 25, 2014
  3. Understanding Your Forage Test Report — October 25, 2014
  4. Preparing Exhibits for the North Florida Fair — October 24, 2014
  5. Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28 — October 21, 2014

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2014 Southeast Hay Contest Results

There were 185 entries in the 2014 Southeastern Hay Contest. Not only were there more samples sent in this year, but thanks to more favorable weather, the quality of the samples was better as well.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist and SE Hay Contest Coordinator The Southeast Hay Contest celebrated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/25/2014-southeast-hay-contest-results/

George Fisher Honored as Washington County Agricultural Innovator

George Fisher was recognized as the Washington County Agricultural Innovator by his local Washington County Agent, Mark Mauldin. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year …

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Understanding Your Forage Test Report

Once you send in a hay sample for analysis, you have to know what the numbers mean to make winter supplement decisions. Just as soil testing can provide vital information on how to fertilize crops, forage testing can provide vital information on how to supplement hay fed to livestock.  Feed and fertilizer are simply too …

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Preparing Exhibits for the North Florida Fair

Fairs are often the highlight of the 4-H year. From a youth development perspective, fairs provide an opportunity for 4-H members to demonstrate new knowledge, abilities, skills and attitudes. When youth, parents and volunteers work together, fairs are a great way for youth to learn and also be recognized for their efforts. Being properly prepared …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/24/preparing-exhibits-for-the-north-florida-fair/

Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28

Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28, 2014 UF IFAS Extension Washington County Learn how to grow strawberries in the Florida fall home garden ! Where: Washington County Ag Center East Wing Conference Room 1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 When: Tuesday October 28th , 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Cost: $ 10.00. Refreshments Served Limit 30 participants …

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle 4th Annual Workshop & Tradeshow November 14th and 15th

  The Florida State Beekeepers, Central Panhandle, Chipola, and Tupelo Beekeepers Associations, in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture, and UF/IFAS Extension, are proud to offer the 4th annual Beekeepers Workshop & Trade-show November 14th & 15th! This event will provide hands-on educational opportunities including interaction with expert beekeepers, open hive demonstrations, and more!  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/21/beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-4th-annual-workshop-tradeshow-november-14th-and-15th/

Pest Alert! Cross-Striped Cabbageworms

Cross-Striped Cabbageworm – Photo credits: Blake Thaxton Panhandle gardeners have their fall gardens planted and our growing rapidly.  What the gardeners may start noticing is shotgun damage to cabbage leaves in their garden.  The suspect for this damage is the Cross-Striped Cabbageworm. The Cross-Striped Cabbageworm have black and white markings on the back of the caterpillar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/21/pest-alert-cross-striped-cabbageworms/

Florida Native Plants: Beautyberry

This autumn you may notice shrubs with long, arching branches sporting clusters of shiny purple berries. That beautiful sight is the Beautyberry, or Callicarpa americana. This native is found throughout Florida and the southern United States, west into Texas and north to Tennessee and Virginia. Beautyberry in the fall. Photo credit: Mary Derrick, UF IFAS Extension. In …

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Armadillos: Midnight Lawn Marauders

Appearing clumsy and bumbling at first glance, these exotic invaders quickly damage landscapes in search of tasty insects. It can be pretty discouraging to step out one morning to find a lawn pock-marked like the lunar surface. Stunned surprise then anger is usually the owner’s response. The offender is not the neighborhood teenager with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/20/armadillos-midnight-lawn-marauders/

Dairy Margin Protection Program Seminars

The 2014 Farm Bill provides new risk management options for dairy farms. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and University of Florida/IFAS Extension are teaming up to offer educational seminars to help dairy farmers understand the new risk management program created for them by the 2014 Farm Bill.  Dairy farmers have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/18/dairy-margin-protection-program-seminars/

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