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Raymon Thomas Honored as Holmes County Agricultural Innovator

Raymon Thomas of Bonifay was recognized by Shep Eubanks, Former Holmes County Extension Agent as the Holmes County Agricultural innovator for 2015. On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/29/raymon-thomas-honored-as-holmes-county-agricultural-innovator/

Mikael L’Andre honored as Walton County Agricultural Innovator

Mikael L’Andre (left) was recognized as Walton County’s Agricultural Innovator by Evan Anderson, Walton/Okaloosa Extension Agent. On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/22/mikael-landre-honored-as-walton-county-agricultural-innovator/

Soybean Rust found in Jackson County Sentinel Plot

Source: Soybean Rust IPM PIPE Soybean rust (SBR) has been found on the sentinel plot in Jackson County at the Extension Office.  Because these plots are scouted for SBR on a regular basis, the SBR was confirmed very early.  SBR has now been confirmed in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas in 2015. Soybean growers should …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/22/soybean-rust-found-in-jackson-county-sentinel-plot/

Tomato School to be held in Walton County

Last year a Tomato School workshop was conducted at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. The workshop was aimed to help people interested in small farm production of tomatoes. This year it will come to the UF/IFAS Extension office in Defuniak Springs for two class sessions in October. The course …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/15/tomato-school-to-be-held-in-walton-county/

Corn Harvest is Winding Down in Jackson County

Combines were rolling along at Dietrich Farms in Jackson County this week. Photo credit: Doug Mayo It is corn harvest time in Jackson County.  While many farmers and ranchers are enjoying the more frequent rainfall lately, it is making corn harvest more challenging.  Agents in Jackson County have performed yield checks on several varieties for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/14/corn-harvest-is-winding-down-in-jackson-county/

Jackson County Cattlemen’s Tour August 13

Commercial cattle herd at Bigham Farms, near Malone. The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association has hosted numerous Farm Tours over its 53 year history.  These tours provide a wonderful opportunity to interact with other cattle producers, and visit a wide variety of operations in the region.  This year the tour is open to any cattle producer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/01/jackson-county-cattlemens-tour-august-13/

Season’s First Incidence of Cotton Corynespora Target Spot Confirmed in Santa Rosa County

Fig1: Target spot on cotton. This season’s first incidence of Corynespora target spot in cotton has been confirmed in Santa Rosa County. By: Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney (Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS Extension, West Florida Research and Education Center, Jay, FL), Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault (Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, IFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/seasons-first-incidence-of-cotton-corynespora-target-spot-confirmed-in-santa-rosa-county/

Jefferson County U-Pick Blueberry Farm Tour June 13

Whether you are a part time or full-time farmer, U-pick blueberries can provide additional farm income.  For the past several years, a Jefferson County farmer, Pete Crosby has been developing his operation.  Blue Sky Farm is nearing its grand opening, and is celebrating by inviting the public to come out to tour the farm Saturday, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/30/jefferson-county-u-pick-blueberry-farm-tour-june-13/

Upcoming Okaloosa County Lawn & Garden Seminars

Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS Upcoming lawn & garden seminars   With spring on its way, your local University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is providing lawn and garden seminars for the public. Plan Before You Plant Seminar: Take the guesswork out of vegetable gardening and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Lee Vanderpool …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/upcoming-okaloosa-county-lawn-garden-seminars/

Making a Difference in Holmes County: Jim Forman

Jim Forman receives the honor of 2013-2014 Holmes County 4-H Male Volunteer of the Year, voted on by the Holmes County 4-H youth members. It’s no doubt that Jim Forman, a local Holmes County resident and 4-H volunteer, loves working with children. He has been instrumental in expanding the Holmes County 4-H Dead Centers Archery …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/16/making-a-difference-in-holmes-county-jim-forman/

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