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Wildlife Food Plot Field Day March 20

Join us on Friday, March 20th from 1 pm – 3 pm to learn more about Wildlife Food Plots and which seed mixtures perform best in northwest Florida.  The field tour will take place at the West Florida Research and Education Center, 4253 Experiment Road (Hwy 182), Jay Florida.  This free event will showcase18 different …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/07/wildlife-food-plot-field-day-march-20/

Why Produce Farmers Should be Concerned about Food Safety

Producers, processors, and distributors must adhere to federal guidelines and procedures to keep the food we eat clean and safe. Photo credit: Evan Anderson The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and it’s no coincidence. A lot of work has been put into developing rules that producers, processors, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/21/why-produce-farmers-should-be-concerned-about-food-safety/

Webinar: Public Opinion of Florida Consumers of GMO Food

Public opinion of genetically modified food January 28 – 1:00 to 2:00 Eastern Time (12;00-1:00 Central) What do Floridians think about genetically modified food?  Do Floridians know which foods contain genetically modified ingredients?  Do Floridians plan to purchase genetically modified foods in the future?  Join this session to learn the answers to these questions and more about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/webinar-public-opinion-of-florida-consumers-of-gmo-food/

Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar December 17

What are the food safety actions that Floridians do and do not practice?  What food safety issues are Floridians concerned about?  What do people think about the safety of organic or local food?  The Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar will focus on the results of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) recent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/public-opinion-of-food-safety-webinar-december-17/

Underperforming Food Plots? Three Possible Reasons Why

Deer grazing test forage test plots at the NFREC in Quincy. Quality food plots take effort and planning. Deer hunting season has begun in Northwest Florida. As hunters venture into the woods and sit for hours on end they have plenty – sometimes too much – time to contemplate what they could have done, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/underperforming-food-plots-three-possible-reasons-why/

Underperforming Food Plots? 3 Possible Reasons Why

Deer grazing test plots at the NFREC in Quincy. Quality food plots take effort and planning. Deer hunting season has begun in Northwest Florida. As hunters venture into the woods and sit for hours on end they have plenty – sometimes too much – time to contemplate what they could have done or should do …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/05/underperforming-food-plots-3-possible-reasons-why/

Cool Season Wildlife Food Plots

Exclusion cages help us determine how much forage is being produced and consumed. (photo by Jennifer Bearden) It’s time to start planning your cool season wildlife food plots. Cool season food plots do a great job attracting deer and other wildlife to your property as well as providing a little nutrition. The first step is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/15/cool-season-wildlife-food-plots/

Florida Food Connect: A Tool to Help Producers Engage with Customers

From farm gate to dinner plate, consumers are looking for more local food options. According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, Industry estimates valued local food sales at $ 7 billion in 2011, reflecting the growing importance of this new market. While examining how to connect consumers with local producers, University of Florida researchers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/23/florida-food-connect-a-tool-to-help-producers-engage-with-customers/

Preserving Food: It is Not Like In Grandma’s Day

Low-Acid Canning requires a Pressure Canner Submitted by Shelley Swenson/Les Harrison Home canning has changed greatly in the 170 years since it was introduced as a way to preserve food. Grandma may have cooked her green beans and poured them into hot jars but open kettle canning is not recommended today.   Scientists have found ways …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/12/preserving-food-it-is-not-like-in-grandmas-day/

Food Recalls Help Keep Consumers Safe

Handle food safely and stay informed about food recalls. Have you paid attention to any of the recent food recalls?  In February 2014, both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued consumer food recalls and alerts for a variety of food safety reasons.  Product recalls warned …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/11/food-recalls-help-keep-consumers-safe/

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