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Friday Feature: Way Out West in Florida

The Florida Beef Council shared a neat old movie short on Facebook a while back that was made in the 1950s.  This Paramount Pictures 10-minute movie short was made to show movie goers the Florida most people knew nothing about between feature films.  This movie short captured some neat film footage on the famous Partin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/27/friday-feature-way-out-west-in-florida/

Friday Feature: Autonomous (Self-Driving) Tractors

At the end of 2016, Case IH revealed a new concept tractor that could revolutionize farming in the future – Autonomous or self driving tractors.  Imagine the ability to have a programmed tractor that could disk or spray pesticides on it’s own, or a tractor pulling a grain cart that followed the combine in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/20/friday-feature-autonomous-self-driving-tractors/

Friday Feature: The Riding Cow

For the past 18 months we have shared old farm jokes each week on Panhandle Ag e-news, but the well has about run dry.  Starting in 2017 we will be sharing interesting videos and stories related to agriculture.  If you come across a neat video or story, please send it in so we can share …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/13/friday-feature-the-riding-cow/

Friday Funny: Cowboy Ropes Bike Thief at Walmart

This is not a joke.  This really happened!  An Oregon cowboy went to Walmart to get some dog food.  He heard a lady scream for help,  jumped on his horse, roped a bike thief in the Walmart parking lot,  and then called 911.  Check out the CBS News video.  The tape of the 911 call …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/16/friday-funny-cowboy-ropes-bike-thief-at-walmart/

Friday Funny: How Dry is It?

The Florida Panhandle, like a large portion of the Southeast is experiencing serious drought this fall. While drought is hardly a laughing matter, humor does have a way of easing the anxiety.  The following are just a few jokes to share with friends and neighbors as you discuss the current drought. It’s So Dry When …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/friday-funny-how-dry-is-it/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/18/friday-funny-the-deer-hunters-debate/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/11/friday-funny-the-nosy-store-manager/

Friday Funny: The Pistol Packin’ Widow

John and Mary were married for 56 years, and lived on the farm they cherished that had been in their family for three generations.  After John died in 2010, Mary decided to keep living on the farm, but passed the business operation on to her son and grandsons.  While her family was on the farm …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/04/friday-funny-the-pistol-packin-widow/

Friday Funny: Respect for Your Elders

A male college student and a much older alumni sitting in front of him had a heated exchange at a recent college football game.  The young man was enjoying heckling the coaches and players and shouting obscenities at the referees.  The older gentlemen put up with this rowdy young man through the first quarter, but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/28/friday-funny-respect-for-your-elders/

Friday Funny: Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Marriage Right

Harold and Jenny live on a farm in the Florida Panhandle.  Though they have been married for many years, and raised three children to adulthood together, their marriage has been challenging for Jenny.  Harold has worked hard his whole adult life to provide for his family, and take care of the family farm that had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/21/friday-funny-two-wrongs-dont-make-a-marriage-right/

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