Tag Archive: January

Tri-state Cucurbit Meeting – January 23

The 2015 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Friday, January 23, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration opens at 7:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end with a sponsored lunch. This meeting will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, cantaloupe, squash …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/tri-state-cucurbit-meeting-january-23/

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/

2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/15/2015-small-farms-series-organic-vegetable-production-course-in-january/

2015 Small Farms Series coming in January!

    2015 Small Farms Series coming in January! Image Credit: UF / IFAS The three week series will be offered at 12 locations from Mobile, Alabama eastward to Jefferson County, Florida via interactive video conferencing.  This technology allows state specialists to reach a wide audience from the comfort of their local county extension offices.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/03/2015-small-farms-series-coming-in-january/

Panhandle Weather Update January 14

January 2014 was a rough month in the Florida Panhandle.  Unusually cold weather kicked off the month and then sleet, ice and even a little snow shut down major highways. For the month of January, the wettest location was Carabelle with 6.1 inches of rainfall, and the driest was  Marianna, collecting only 2.1 inches.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/08/panhandle-weather-update-january-14/

GAPs Food Safety Training January 30th

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training: Food Safety and the USDA Audit January 30, 2014, 9:00am-2:00pm CST Washington County Ag Center Fresh produce farmers can learn how to develop a Food Safety Record Book to help pass a USDA Farm Audit so they can sell to WalMart and other retailers which require Food Safety Certification.  Attendees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/gaps-food-safety-training-january-30th/

Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show January 30

The Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds located on Highway 231 south of Dothan, Alabama. Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the one day event offers farmers the opportunity to view the products and services of more …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/18/alabama-florida-peanut-trade-show-january-30/

Camellia Grafting Class Saturday January 18th

  Want to learn how to graft Camellias? Graft your favorite cultivar onto an adapted rootstock! Saturday January 18th !   Join us to learn how to graft your favorite camellia cultivar onto an adapted rootstock You can take home your own grafted camellia Hosted by Maphis Tree Farm and UF IFAS Extension Washington County  You will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/14/camellia-grafting-class-saturday-january-18th/

Ranchers Should Prepare Livestock for Hard Freeze January 7 & 8

Windchill forecast for Monday night through early Tuesday morning. Warning! The National Weather Service is forecasting wind chills below freezing for 48 hours from Monday night through Wednesday, with possible single digit wind chills on Monday and Tuesday nights. The following is the NWS forecast for Marianna for Monday through Tuesday night. Monday:  Sunny, with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/06/ranchers-should-prepare-livestock-for-hard-freeze-january-7-8/

Forest Certification Workshops January 9 & 23

Forest Certification: Forests, Labels, Mills, & More 2 dates and 2 locations: January 9, 2014 – 9:00am to 3:00pm UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, Marianna, FL January, 23 2014 (RESCHEDULED) – 9:00am to 3:00pm UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, DeFuniak Springs, FL Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origins of the products they buy and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/21/forest-certification-workshops-january-9-23/

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