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Gator Football Special Ticket Offer for Farmers

The University Athletic Association, Inc. has partnered with RAM Trucks (formerly Dodge) to offer the agriculture community as well as their family and friends, an opportunity to catch the Gator Football team in action Saturday, November 9th versus the Vanderbilt Commodores. Enjoy the Homecoming Football Game at a special rate of $ 25 per ticket, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/20/gator-football-special-ticket-offer-for-farmers/

Deer Depredation: A Serious Issue for Okaloosa Farmers

Deer Damage in a Cotton Field in Okaloosa County It has been a rough year for Northwest Florida farmers!  The excessive rainfall has made it difficult to control traditional pests in wet fields.  Add to this frustration a pest that is hard to control in good years, and you have a very disappointing season.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/13/deer-depredation-a-serious-issue-for-okaloosa-farmers/

Carinata: A Crop with Potential for Florida’s Farmers

Carinata is a prolific oil seed producer Field preparations at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy Florida are currently underway for a crop trial offering great value potential for Florida Panhandle farmers, and potential economic and environmental benefits for everyone else. Brassica carinata, or carinata as it is commonly called, is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/16/carinata-a-crop-with-potential-for-floridas-farmers/

Support Farmers, Buy Local

Consumers worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying locally grown food. However, this notion is not necessarily new. Farmers have been making their freshly produced wares available at local locations for years. So, why should anyone buy local?  Local produce is considered fresher, tastier, and more nutritious. Studies have shown that fresh produce loses nutrients quickly during transportation. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/12/support-farmers-buy-local/

Heavy Rains Cause Fertility Problems for Farmers & Ranchers

The National Weather Service estimates July 2013 rainfall  ranged from 6-22″ across the Panhandle Josh Thompson, Regional Agronomy IPM Agent & Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director The country music singer, Alan Jackson, has a song titled, “Too much of a good thing, is a good thing.” Normally, that is right, but the excessive rains …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/02/heavy-rains-cause-fertility-problems-for-farmers-ranchers/

Panhandle Fresh Looking for More Farmers

Panhandle Fresh is a marketing association formed to help local farmers market their produce collectively to food distributors such as Walmart and Sysco. The Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association (PFMA) is seeking new growers in the panhandle. They currently market fresh produce to area Wal-Mart stores, Sysco Gulf Coast, and several other area vendors. Panhandle Fresh …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/07/panhandle-fresh-looking-for-more-farmers/

FWCC seeks input from Farmers

Deer damage to soybeans in Okaloosa County FWCC Seeks Public Input on Deer Management in the Panhandle The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) announces a series of public meetings on deer management in the Florida Panhandle to which all persons are invited. Times and Locations: January 29th, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/18/fwcc-seeks-input-from-farmers/

Wakulla Farmers Making Hay, When the Sun Shines

Wakulla County hay growers are hoping for a few dry days so haying can start. After a dry spring, the return of semi-regular rains in June was greatly appreciated by farmer and ranchers in Wakulla County.  The situation reversed with Tropical Storm Debbie’s 20 plus inches of rain in late June. Through July and into …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/24/wakulla-farmers-making-hay-when-the-sun-shines/

Young Farmers Wanted in NW Florida

Blake R. Thaxton, Santa Rosa County Extension As our country continues to search for economic stability there are numerous questions that face agriculture in the United States as well as in the Florida panhandle.  There are the standard questions about fuel cost, labor, and new federal and state regulations.  Another question and growing concern looming …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/13/young-farmers-wanted-in-nw-florida/

Washington County Farmers Taking Advantage of Hit-or-Miss Rain

Washington County grazing has improved in places with the recent rains Recent rains have been spotty, hitting some farms and missing others. However peanut and cotton growers are quickly taking advantage of available moisture for soil preparation and planting those areas of the county with adequate moisture. Improving pasture quality and quantity is reducing the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/18/washington-county-farmers-taking-advantage-of-hit-or-miss-rain/

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