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Farmers Market Symposium in Pensacola March 8

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016,  UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will hold a Farmers Market Symposium from 8:30-3:30.  The meeting will take place at the Langley Bell 4-H Auditorium, 3730 Stefani Road Cantonment FL 32533. EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE: Overview of Florida Farmers Markets Starting a Community Garden Best Practices at Farmers Markets Food Safety Guidelines for Growers …

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Farmers Market Symposium on March 8, 2016

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016,  UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will hold a Farmers Market Symposium from 8:30-3:30.  The meeting will take place at the Langley Bell 4-H Auditorium, 3730 Stefani Road Cantonment FL 32533. EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS INCLUDE: • Overview of Florida Farmers Markets • Starting a Community Garden • Best Practices at Farmers Markets • Food Safety …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/11/farmers-market-symposium-on-march-8-2016/

UGA Decision Aids can Help Farmers Decide What Crops to Plant in 2016

2015 was a very challenging year for Panhandle row crop farmers with the double whammy of low commodity prices and unfavorable weather.  As a result, many farmers are uncertain as to what crops to plant for the coming year. The University of Georgia has a nice tool or decision aid that provides estimated returns on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/30/uga-decision-aids-can-help-farmers-decide-what-crops-to-plant-in-2016/

Cold Protection Tips for North Florida Vegetable Farmers

High tunnel frame, prior to adding plastic sheeting. Photo by Full Earth Farm. While many peninsular Florida farmers do not have to worry about cold protection, farmers in the Florida Panhandle are certainly an exception. Most of the Panhandle is in zone 8b, which means average minimum temperatures are between 15 and 20°F. North Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/07/cold-protection-tips-for-north-florida-vegetable-farmers/

Farm Credit Seeking Nominations of Outstanding Farmers for Centennial Celebration

Rural America is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a changing global agriculture economy, and a new effort is underway to champion the men, women, and youth whose insights and influence are ensuring thriving rural communities for years to come. Farm Credit, one of the nation’s leading lenders and financial service providers to rural …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/03/farm-credit-seeking-nominations-of-outstanding-farmers-for-centennial-celebration/

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Gator Football Ticket Special for Farmers

The Gator Ticket Office would like to invite you to a special celebration of Agriculture and Gardening. The Gator Ticket Office is proud to announce a special ticket offer for the agriculture community as well as their family and friends to attend a Florida Gator SEC football game.  Farmers, ranchers, and gardeners are eligible for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/06/gator-football-ticket-special-for-farmers/

Enhancing Sustainability Options for Farmers

Enhancing Sustainability Options for Farmers Article by Margaret Lawrence, News Unit Manager, Alabama Cooperative Extension Weather is one of farming’s greatest challenges. But Dr. Brenda Ortiz, a corn and grain crops specialist with Alabama Extension, says farmers’ abilities to manage production risks like drought or heavy rains are improving. “Many of the farmers who are leading …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/16/enhancing-sustainability-options-for-farmers/

Fireweed: A Burning Problem for Farmers

The fine hairs along the stem of Fireweed puncture the skin and introduce the toxin. Note the small flowers at the axil. Source: http://www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/bio406d/images/pics/urt/Urtica%20chamaedryoides.htm Fireweed (Urtica chamaedryoides), may not be a pasture weed that causes great economic losses from competition, but it can cause distress to people who come in contact with it in their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/25/fireweed-a-burning-problem-for-farmers/

Why Produce Farmers Should be Concerned about Food Safety

Producers, processors, and distributors must adhere to federal guidelines and procedures to keep the food we eat clean and safe. Photo credit: Evan Anderson The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and it’s no coincidence. A lot of work has been put into developing rules that producers, processors, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/21/why-produce-farmers-should-be-concerned-about-food-safety/

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