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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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/agritourism-can-promote-your-farm-and-generate-extra-revenue/

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/

Gulf Coast Small Farm Spring Field Day – May 29

All commercial vegetable growers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Spring Vegetable Field Day that will be held on May 29th at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research Education Center (4253 Experiment Way, Jay Florida). This year’s field day stops high tunnel organic tomatoes, high tunnel cucumbers, watermelon variety trial, disease identification control in melons, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/gulf-coast-small-farm-spring-field-day-may-29/

Small Farm Blueberry Production for the Panhandle

Blueberry Cluster – Image Credit UF / IFAS – Jim Olmstead, In the Florida Panhandle, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many local, u-pick, direct-market, and wholesale growers who provide a top quality product. Farmers wanting to add blueberries to their operations sometimes struggle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/small-farm-blueberry-production-for-the-panhandle/

UF/IFAS Extension to Help Farm Families Secure their Financial Future

The Barton Family. Photo by Shepard Eubanks, UF/IFAS Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, UF/IFAS Communications Services & Michael Gutter, UF/IFAS Finical Management Specialist For Bonifay farmer and rancher Ken Barton, business and family is more than just a balancing act – it is his livelihood. Barton is 10 years away from retirement, and concerned about how he …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/07/ufifas-extension-to-help-farm-families-secure-their-financial-future/

Join us for Farm Day 2015 in Atmore AL February 12

You are invited to join us for Farm Day 2015, an annual crop production educational meeting held in combination with Alabama Cooperative Extension and UF IFAS Extension.  This year, Farm Day will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 E Nashville Avenue, (West Highway 31) Atmore, AL 36502.  This year’s slate of speakers from the University of Georgia, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/31/join-us-for-farm-day-2015-in-atmore-al-february-12/

2014 NASS Farm Land Rent & Labor Survey Summary

The annual USDA BASS Survey indicated that irrigated farm land rented for an average of $ 132 per acre in the tri-states region in 2014, which was $ 22/acre less than what was reported for 2013. It is the time of year when land owners and farmers negotiate lease agreements for renting farm land. One …

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Farm Bill Decision Deadlines for Row Crop Farmers

  Every row crop farmer has some decisions to make regarding new programs outlined in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The following are the final deadline dates for several key decisions.  Due to the large number of farms in the region that will be needing help with these decisions, it would be advisable to make appointments …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/17/farm-bill-decision-deadlines-for-row-crop-farmers/

2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency Greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/2014-farm-bill-provides-greater-protection-for-specialty-crop-growers/

UF/IFAS Extension will Host Farm Bill Trainings in January

Farmers have some decisions to make about the new risk management programs created by the recent Farm Bill.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Time To Start Thinking About The Farm Bill In late September, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, announced the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools.  He further announced that farm owners could begin to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/ufifas-extension-will-host-farm-bill-trainings-in-january/

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