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Panhandle Agriculture Spring 2011 Issue

Judy Ludlow
County Extension Director
Calhoun County

Springtime, Springtide, or Vernal Equinox; however you describe this time of year, it is here!  Spring is a time of change, and renewal; change in the weather, and renewal of nature.  The soil is warming, seeds are sprouting, and the weather is unpredictable.  I found the following quotes to be appropriate for this issue of Panhandle Agriculture!

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“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” ~Mark Twain


“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”  ~Margaret Atwood

Don’t you agree?  It is a sweet smell indeed, and agricultural producers everywhere are preparing–preparing their fields for crops of food and fiber. 

In this issue of Panhandle Agriculture you’ll find a variety of information including articles on our changing climate, the importance of soil temperature, herd health, etc.  We hope you enjoy this issue of Panhandle Agriculture, and as always, if you have any questions or comments, please contact your local County Extension Agent.  Our phone numbers, addresses, and emails are listed on the last page of this newsletter.

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