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Holmes County Fall Cattle Forum – November 28

Please make plans to join us on November 28th, 2017 for the Holmes County Fall Cattle Forum. The meeting will be held at the Ag Center in Bonifay, FL. A steak dinner will be sponsored by Southern Cattle Company. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November  22nd  so we can get a head count …

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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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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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Marvel & Justin Williams Honored as Holmes County Agricultural Innovators

Marvel Williams was recognized as the Holmes County Agricultural Innovator by his friend and local Holmes County Agent, Shep Eubanks. On Thursday August 21, 2014, 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 …

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Goatweed Spreading West: Found in Holmes County Pastures

Goatweed in Holmes County Pasture – photo by Shep Eubanks Recently on a visit to a local cattleman’s pasture, I identified Goatweed (Scoparia dulcis) for the first time in Holmes County.  This weed has been gradually moving west in the Panhandle (Photo 1 below) with recent identifications over the last few years in Jackson and …

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Southern Blight Found in Holmes County Tomatoes

Photo 1 – Southern Blight foliage wilt looks similar to Bacterial Wilt. Photo credit Shep Eubanks Southern blight (caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc.) was found at two different tomato farms in Holmes County this week. Southern Blight is a serious fungal disease affecting diverse crops grown around the world, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/21/southern-blight-found-in-holmes-county-tomatoes/

Rain Impacts Holmes County Agriculture

Typical Crop Field Conditions in Holmes County after recent rains – photo by Shep Eubanks Farmers in Holmes County are facing some real challenges in getting the 2014 crop planted due to excessive rainfall. Over the last two weeks, more than  21 inches of rain has fallen, bringing field preparation and planting of peanuts and …

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Agricultural Innovator: Holmes County

On Friday August 9, 2013, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna.  This is the third year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the …

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NW Florida Agricultural Innovators – Holmes and Washington Counties

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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