Panhandle Agriculture

How Much Hay Will a Cow Consume in a Day?

Hay is the most expensive feed for livestock because of the shear volume needed when pastures are dormant. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs.  Hay or standing forage intake must be …

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Funding Helps Florida Ag Producers Improve Working Lands

Conservation Stewardship Program – Application Deadline February 3, 2017 Agricultural producers can sign up for available funding through February 3, 2017  through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers and forest landowners can earn incentive payments from CSP for expanding conservation activities on their land, such as cover crops, ecologically-based …

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Cover Crop Mixture Considerations for 2017

  Mixture of sunn hemp and monster forage sorghum as a cover crop in Escambia County. Photo: Libbie Johnson Mixture of sunn hemp and monster forage sorghum as a cover crop in Escambia County. Photo: Libbie Johnson As dry as this Fall has been, planting cover crops has not been a priority or an option …

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2016 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 1

2016 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 1, 2016 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service 2016 Gadsden Tomato Forum Agenda A.M.  (All Times Eastern) 8:00     Registration and coffee 8:15     Opening remarks – Dr. Comerford, NFREC Center Director 8:30     Variety trials and research update – Dr. Josh Freeman …

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Friday Funny: The Deer Hunters’ Debate

Photo credit: Digital Photography by Jeff Bryant Four true friends from a local church joined together on Saturdays at a local farm during deer season.  There was the farmer who provided the land, a doctor who was skilled at cutting up the meat, a lawyer who provided the hunting buggy, and the preacher who always …

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Friday Funny: The Nosy Store Manager

Last week a store manager at a local hardware store overheard the clerk saying to a customer, “No, ma’am, we haven’t had any for some weeks now, and it doesn’t look as if we’ll be getting any soon.” Alarmed by what was being said, the manager rushed over to the customer who was walking out …

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Which Winter Annual Should You Plant for Optimal Cattle Performance?

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC Successful businessmen and businesswomen will say that one of the keys to maintaining a high level of productivity in a company relies, partially, in making good decisions. The ability to stay competitive in any enterprise is often related to the ability to access and interpret the …

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A Salute to Rural Veterans

I think we can all agree that political events in the United States over the last few weeks will be remembered in great detail in our history books.  While much of the country remains divided along political party lines, we are at the same time, strongly united by our profound and unending gratitude to America’s …

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UF/IFAS Extension is Seeking Information from Cattle Producers

Attention Florida Beef Cattle Producers: Your help is needed! Professional Development and Educational Programs are vital to keeping the Florida cattle industry on the cutting edge of new research and Best Management Practices. UF/IFAS Extension needs your help with important information. Currently a graduate student at the University of Florida is conducting research to determine …

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Giving Thanks During Farm-City Week

Florida Farm Bureau – November 9, 2016 Farm-City Week is a time to give thanks for the valuable partnerships between urban and rural residents. The week will be celebrated statewide, Nov. 16-23, 2016. Farmers produce high quality food and fiber for everyone to enjoy. Their partnerships with grocers, truck drivers, processors, scientists, consumers and many …

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