Cool Season Forage Field Day

April 16, 2015 3-7pm Cost is $10 per person A meal is included in the cost. Please RSVP by Monday, April 13th by calling 850-689-5850 or emailing bearden@ufl.edu The field day will be held at Donnie Fling’s Farm on Lake Ella Road, Crestview. Map to Field Day Location

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AgSave$ Workshop Series

On February 23, 2015, 93 folks in the Agriculture Industry assembled to kick-off a new initiative, AgSave$, to bring personal finance education such as estate planning, succession planning, and protecting assets to farmers, ranchers and agriculture producers in Florida.  The AgSave$ program is a cooperation between Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty in the …

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Chufas

Chufas – Wild turkeys love chufas.  Chufa is a perennial sedge that produces small tubers underground.  The top of the plant looks like a grass.  Chufa is an African variety of nutsedge.  Some nutsedge varieties can be a weed but chufas do not grow aggressively enough to become a problem. Chufas in our area should …

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2015 Crop Production Meeting

Crop Production Meeting February 19, 2015 5:45-8pm Gerald R. Edmondson Agricultural Building 3098 Airport Road Crestview, FL RSVP by calling 850-689-5850 or emailing bearden@ufl.edu Agenda  5:45pm-6:10pm     Welcome and Dinner   6:10pm-7:00pm   “Disease Control for 2015” Dr. Nicholas Dufault, Extension Plant Pathologist, UF/IFAS Participants will learn how to identify common peanut, cotton, and soybean diseases.  They …

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Who Gets The Farm?

Farm families face unique issues concerning retirement and succession planning (who will get and/or run the farm when the farmer is no longer farming).  Farming involves so much planning, implementing and evaluating of farming methods that sometimes farmers overlook the retirement and succession planning part of the job.  But farmers shouldn’t overlook this important aspect …

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Panhandle Equine Health and Management Workshop

Join us for this educational evening! Topics will include: Equine Digestive System and Nutrition Equine Dental Care Internal Parasites of Equines Quality Forages When:  December 9, 2014 Time:  6-8:30pm Where:  UF/IFAS NFREC in Quincy Panhandle Equine Health and Management Workshop Flyer Please RSVP so that we have enough materials by December 1st by calling 850-689-5850 …

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Organic Agriculture

What is Organic agriculture? Organic agriculture produces products using methods that preserve the soil and environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as those in most pesticides and antibiotics. For products to be labeled and marketed as certified organic, the farmer, rancher, and/or food processor must follow USDA Organic Standards. In short, Organic farms and …

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Agriculture

Crop, livestock and forestry   agriculture contributes $16 million annually to the local economy. The Okaloosa Extension assists   local agricultural producers with research based information to sustain the   production of food and fiber. Working in cooperation with other agencies,   (Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Farm Bureau and   commodity organizations) we conduct educational programs, farm …

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