Monthly Archive: October 2015

Wild about Deer: Game Processing Workshop

Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden When hunting, food safety begins in the field.  The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. Your goal should be …

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National Seafood Month – the future of seafood

So what now? What lies ahead for the seafood industry in the Florida Panhandle?   Well I will start by saying I do not have a crystal ball… so I truly do not know, but most people plan for the future and many have looked at what COULD happen for Florida seafood.   Shrimping.Photo: NOAA …

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It’s Happening … Red Tide

 Many coastal Panhandlers woke up this week to the sight and smell of dead fish. Thousands of them washed ashore from Panama City to Pensacola. This mass die off included a variety of species including whiting, sheepshead, hake, cusk eels, and even lionfish; there were also reports of dead bass from the Dune Lakes in …

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Will You Be Dining In?

Family Meal When I was a kid a million years ago, my family had dinners together. Most meal times were good.  I was where I was supposed to be and felt safe, important, and loved.  Other meals were not so great.  I specifically remember being forced to eat at least one lima bean for which …

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Veterans & Small Farmer Workshop November 6

November 6, 2015 9 am – 2 pm Central Time Jackson County Extension Office 2741 Penn Ave Marianna, Florida 32448 Launching and sustaining a successful business takes a wealth of resources.  Attend this local workshop to become more aware of the resources and assistance available to veterans interested in starting a farming operation, as well …

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Seasonal Savings

Holiday Spending The holiday season will soon be upon us. It seems to begin earlier each year placing more stress on both retailers and consumers. Retailers struggle to sell more products while consumers are subjected to a bombardment of messages via ads and media to encourage us to buy more!  Through careful planning, the journey …

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Recreational Fish Pond Management Workshop November 3

WHEN:  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015  –  6:00-8:00 PM Central WHERE: Jay Community Center (Santa Rosa County Extension Office) 5259 Booker Lane – JAY, FL 32565 TOPICS: LEARN HOW & WHAT TO STOCK IN YOUR POND FERTILIZING-HOW MUCH & WHEN LIMING  MANAGING TO KEEP THE POND BALANCED FOR THE FISH YOU WANT WEED ID & CONTROL …

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Douglas & Ronnie Walker Honored as Jefferson County Agricultural Innovators

Walker and Sons Farms was recognized as Agricultural Innovators in Jefferson County by Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Extension. 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 is the fifth year …

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Things to Consider Before Selling Your Timber

Be cautious with timber sales. Make sure you multiple quotes and have s signed, written agreement with a reputable company before the first tree is harvested. Photo credit: Alter-Bevis Farm in Jackson County-Doug Mayo. A growing number of Panhandle landowners have limited experience when it comes to managing and marketing timber.  In many cases it …

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Cover Crops can Boost the Fertility of Subsequent Cash Crops

Pearl Millet in bloom. Photo Credit: Danielle Treadwell, UF/IFAS Fall crops are the focus of many small farmers in Florida this time of year, but it would be prudent to take a peak forward and start planning for the spring season. Many small farmers that sell directly to consumers at venues like farmers markets and …

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