Monthly Archive: October 2012

New UF/IFAS Publications of Interest to Horse Owners

  Pigeon Fever in Florida’s Horses (VM185) For the first time in recent history, Florida is seeing a large number of cases of pigeon fever in horses. As of June 2012, the state is reporting over 60 suspected equine cases in Okaloosa, Walton, and Marion counties. The majority of cases have been confined to the …

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Free Webinar: Managing High Feed Prices: Know Your Options

Title:  Managing High Feed Prices: Know Your Options Date: Monday October 15th Time:  9:30-11:00 am ET URL: https://connect.uky.edu/mhfp/   Description:  In this first seminar, Beef Cattle Extension Specialists from the Southeast region will provide an overview of available co-product feedstuffs and molasses-based supplements.  Discussions  will cover nutritional aspects and how these products best fit into …

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New UF/IFAS Publication: High-Residue Cover Crops

Cereal rye cover crop rolling/crimping in late March 2011 at Brock Farm in Monticello, Florida. Custom roller/crimper design and fabrication by Kirk Brock. While decision making in agriculture involves many aspects beyond climate, including economics, social factors, and policy considerations, climate-related risks are a primary source of yield and income variability. A new UF/IFAS 4-page …

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Water Use Permitting Changes in Northwest Florida Listening Session and Workshop

Wednesday, November 7, 2012  –  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Central Time Agricultural Conference Center, Jackson County Extension Service – 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna, Fla. Farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida are invited to attend a workshop to discuss proposed changes to permitting rules on irrigation wells.  Staff from the Northwest Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) …

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UF/IFAS Sugarcane Field Day, Quincy Florida, Monday, November 5, 2012

Sugarcane Field Day is an annual event hosted at the University of Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy (NFREC-Quincy). This event is geared to new and existing sugarcane producers and syrup makers interested in learning about new and updated agricultural and production techniques and about new sugarcane varieties.   Each year various state and regional …

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Come Visit UF/IFAS at the 2012 Sunbelt Ag Expo!

The UF/IFAS Building at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, Moultrie, GA Each year UF/IFAS NW Extension District Faculty participates in the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie Georgia.  This is the largest agricultural expo in the southeast attended by over 200,000 visitors.  In addition to the over 1,200 commercial exhibitors, visitors also learn from the many …

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Ag Census Data Helps Rural Communities; 2012 Surveys Coming Soon

  Farmers Use the Census of Agriculture to Improve Local Communities, Farm Future When a Pennsylvania dairy farmer heard that his local county officials were considering a significant reduction in rural snowplow services in his community, he became concerned. While the cuts were caused by local government budget constraints, this dairy farmer knew he had …

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NW Florida Agricultural Innovators – Okaloosa and Walton Counties

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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