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Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipe Lines

Today, August 11, is National 811 Day, so it is only fitting to share an Ag-Safety reminder to “Call or Click Before You Dig.“ There are pipelines and utility lines buried all over the place in rural areas.  In fact there are more than 1,250 miles of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines that run through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/call-811-before-you-dig-or-farm-near-buried-utility-and-pipe-lines/

Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

Eastern Mosquitofish are small in size, but with a gargantuan appetite for mosquito larvae. The tiny terrors can eat well over their body weight daily in developing mosquitos. The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/mosquito-control-can-be-as-close-as-a-farm-pond/

Gulf Coast Farm to Table Networking Event May 23

If you are a food producer or buyer, we invite you to join us on May 23 from 1:00-4:00 for an afternoon of education and networking. We will discuss hot topics in local food, seasonal products and menuing, food safety, marketing, and more. This is a free event but we ask that you register so …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/07/gulf-coast-farm-to-table-networking-event-may-23/

Red Hills Small Farm Alliance Recognized by National Farm Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Customers can buy plants through the Red Hills Online Market. Photo by Cassie Dillman. Announced at the National Ag Day in Washington, D.C., the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance (RHSFA) became one of the Top 100 Honorees recognized by the National Farm Credit System for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/16/red-hills-small-farm-alliance-recognized-by-national-farm-credit-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation/

Small Farm Strawberry Field Day – April 18

Join us for the 2016 Gulf Cost Small Farms Strawberry Field Day on April 18th at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. Date: April 18th, 2016 Location: WFREC, 4253 Experiment Dr., Hwy. 182 Jay, FL 32565 TOPICS FOR THE DAY: Strawberry Variety Trial Strawberry Production in a high tunnel versus Field Production Proactive Management …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/19/small-farm-strawberry-field-day-april-18/

Gould Tree Farm Tour April 5

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Meet at the property at 9:00AM CT  ………. Jon and Carol Gould, 2006 Florida Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, manage their 640 acre Tree Farm, with assistance from consulting foresters, and do much of the work themselves. The Tree Farm is managed for sustainable forestry, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetics, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/19/gould-tree-farm-tour-april-5/

Food Safety Workshop: “Building Your Farm Food Safety Manual” March 24

Food Safety Workshop: “Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual” Thursday, March 24 ● 9:15 AM – 5:00 PM UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County 1169 E. Hwy 90  Bonifay, FL 32425 ONLINE REGISTRATION If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your fruit and/or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one day workshop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/food-safety-workshop-building-your-farm-food-safety-manual-march-24/

Population Growing but US Farm Acreage Declining

The world population increased from 3 billion in 1959 to 6 billion by 1999, a doubling that occurred over 40 years. The Census Bureau’s latest projections imply that population growth will continue into the 21st century, although more slowly. The world population is projected to grow from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/population-growing-but-us-farm-acreage-declining/

Farm Estate Planning: What will happen to Your Farm?

Photo by J. Biss The question of what happens to the family farm is often riddled with many emotional opinions. So much so, that families may not communicate effectively about their wishes or plans. Many life events can change the dynamics of a family farm. Whether marriage, children, divorce, illness, retirement or death, significant events …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/13/farm-estate-planning-what-will-happen-to-your-farm/

Controlling Rats and Mice around the Farm

Source: CONTROLLING RODENTS IN COMMERCIAL POULTRY FACILITIES Purdue Extension The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are destructive rodent pests in and around farm facilities. This can be especially true during the winter months, as they seek food and refuge indoors. Rats and mice consume and contaminate feed, gnaw on structural, mechanical, and electrical …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/29/controlling-rats-and-mice-around-the-farm/

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