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Wildlife Food Plots for North Florida

Big Buck on the Move – Photo Credit Shep Eubanks, UF/IFAS About this time each year the minds of sportsman and wildlife aficionados turn towards the planting of wildlife food plots for use by wildlife  in fall, winter , and early spring.  There are many factors to consider when planting a fall food plot if …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/wildlife-food-plots-for-north-florida/

Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26

Photo by Judy Biss Two Farm Food Safety Workshops are scheduled for October in the Panhandle.  A Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual Workshop is scheduled for October 5th in Crestview and a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for October 26 in Marianna.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/farm-food-safety-workshops-october-5-26/

Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law

Sally Waxgiser sells Sally’s Old Fashion Jams and Jellies in Jackson County utilizing the guidelines of the the Florida Cottage Food Law, which was approved by the legislature in 2011. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Under the Cottage Food Law in the state of Florida, individuals can sell certain foods they produce in unlicensed home kitchens, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/26/updates-to-the-florida-cottage-food-law/

Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/30/food-safety-tips-for-the-perfect-summer-picnic/

Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards

If you are a farmer, you have most likely heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. If you are not a farmer, you probably do not know that food safety regulations are going through a big change. The FSMA, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/12/farmers-prepare-for-the-new-food-safety-standards/

Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?

If you are a produce farmer, you should have heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. This act, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food safety regulation in over 80 years. The proposed produce safety rule under the FSMA is very robust, establishing the minimum standards …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/31/do-the-new-food-safety-standards-apply-to-your-farm/

West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3

Photo Credit, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Choosing the Right Cool-season Forage Many different grasses, legumes, and forage blends are used for winter grazing and wildlife food plots. The livestock producer or wildlife enthusiast must choose forages that are best adapted to the soil and climatic conditions at his/her location. Cattle, horse, and small ruminant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/18/west-florida-winter-forage-and-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-3/

February is National Snack Food Month

February has been designated National Snack Month by the Snack Food Association of America, and the National Potato Promotion Board. As Americans, the one thing that we can all agree on is our love of snacks. Snack sales in the United States top $ 60 Billion annually. The snack foods that we tend to reach …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/14/february-is-national-snack-food-month/

Farm Food Safety Certification Training – February 13

A Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for Monday, February 13 at the Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna, FL.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Who Should Attend? – Fruit and vegetable growers with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/07/farm-food-safety-certification-training-february-13/

Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety

It seems like years ago that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, but it was actually 2011.  With a new congress convening this week, and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on January 20th, the outlook for FSMA is unpredictable.  Whatever the future may hold, there are a number of important food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/06/things-you-should-know-about-farm-food-safety/

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