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2017 Agritourism Conference – September 26-27

If you are a new or existing agritourism operation looking for ideas, please consider joining us on September 26-27 at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, 1702 Hwy 17 South, Bartow, Florida.   The program will include some excellent presenters (both state and nationally recognized) as well as tours of some popular agritourism destinations in …

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2017 NFREC Beef & Forage Day – September 15

Friday, September 15, 2017 UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162) Cattle producers are invited to visit the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, near Marianna, for a Beef and Forage Field Day to be held at the beef Research Unit on Friday, September 15.  The festivities …

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2017 U.S. Cattle Inventory Report

A cow grazing in a beef cattle pasture at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, Florida. Source: UF/IFAS Photo Archive The semi-annual U.S. Cattle Inventory Report was released on July 21, 2017 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) after a one-year absence. This report continued to confirm that U.S. cattle herd …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/2017-u-s-cattle-inventory-report/

Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017

Funding Announcement The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2017 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors for a portion of …

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May 2017 Weather Summary & June Outlook

Source: National Weather Service May rainfall brought welcomed drought relief to much of the Florida Panhandle.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall across the Florida Panhandle ranged from 3-10″, with most of the region in the 4-8″ range.  Only the coastal portion of Franklin County had less than 3″, while portions of Escambia, …

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2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast

Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast can earn major prizes at the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. Thanks to Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship, and major support from sponsors for each of the seven categories in the SE Hay Contest, winners can take home cash prizes. The …

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Active Wildfire Season in 2017

More than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of May 8, 2017 (Click on image to enlarge to full screen) Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres …

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Nominate Bulls for the 2017 Florida Bull Test May 1 – June 15

Young bulls from across the Southeast will be evaluated for efficiency in the 2017 Florida Bull Test. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Nominations will be accepted for the 2017 Florida Bull Test from May 1through June 15, 2017. The Florida Bull Test is the only test in the southern United States that offers feed efficiency data …

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Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

  Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to a new …

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Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to a new generation …

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