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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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4-H Teen Retreat: Growing Leaders with Help from Farm Credit

Teen retreat participants can earn credits towards their camp counselor certification. Each summer Florida 4-H camps are bustling with 4-H volunteers, staff, and youth enjoying their week long residential camping experience. As a significant delivery mode in experiential learning, residential camping annually is home to nearly 4000 youth participants and 250 volunteers and agents. Within …

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Farm Day 2016 February 4

  Join us for Farm Day on February 4, 2016 at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, Alabama).  Registration starts at 8:00 am, and the first session will begin at 8:30.  Speakers from Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, and government agencies will provide updates on their research and practical information …

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Idle Farm Equipment Makes an Ideal Habitat For Black Widow Spiders

Though normally shy, a cornered or accidently injured black widow spider can inflict a damaging bite. As the growing season concludes, field equipment is parked in the barns and sheds across the Panhandle. After an all too brief rest, farmers and ranchers perform the necessary maintenance on these agricultural assets.  Even still, unpowered and idle, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/12/idle-farm-equipment-makes-an-ideal-habitat-for-black-widow-spiders/

Fall Small Farm Field Day November 19

Author: Blake Thaxton – bthaxton@ufl.edu Santa Rosa County Extension Agent I, Commercial Horticulture Blake Thaxton

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Farm Credit Seeking Nominations of Outstanding Farmers for Centennial Celebration

Rural America is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a changing global agriculture economy, and a new effort is underway to champion the men, women, and youth whose insights and influence are ensuring thriving rural communities for years to come. Farm Credit, one of the nation’s leading lenders and financial service providers to rural …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/03/farm-credit-seeking-nominations-of-outstanding-farmers-for-centennial-celebration/

Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farm Tour October 23

Friday, October 23, 2015 9:00 am–2:00 pm CST Tree Farmers, forest landowners, and forestry and natural resource professionals are invited to join us to tour the award winning Alter-Bevis Farms.  A congratulatory awards luncheon for John and Elizabeth Alter, Florida’s 2015 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year will take place following the tour. This tour …

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Friday Funny: Farm Funnies

This week we have a collection of cute, farm related cartoons and Facebook funnies sent in by Lola Allard, Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District. Thanks Lola! ********************************************************************************************** One thing is for sure, farm folks always enjoy sharing good jokes, photos and stories.  If you have a good, clean joke, particularly one that pertains to agriculture, …

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West Florida Extension Farm Field Day August 27th

All are invited to attend the 2015 Extension Farm Field Day  that will be held on Thursday, August 27th at the UF/IFAS WFREC (4253 Experiment Road, Hwy 182, Jay, FL 32565).  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. with tours beginning at 8:30.   Lunch will be generously provided through agribusiness sponsorship. Florida and Alabama restricted pesticide license renewal CEUs …

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Agritourism Can Promote Your Farm and Generate Extra Revenue

Silent auction event in a greenhouse at Turkey Hill Farm. Photo by Molly Jameson. The momentum behind the local food movement has meant a huge growth in the number of consumers heading to their local farmers’ markets each week. Not only are they interested in buying produce that is fresh and locally grown, but they …

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