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Friday Feature: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots

Dragon-line converts center pivots into mobile drip irrigation. Water is a precious resource, no mater where you live or farm, but is especially true in Kansas where their aquifer is diminishing.  There is a relatively new technology being called mobile drip irrigation that has been developed in Kansas to make center pivot irrigation even more …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/19/friday-feature-mobile-drip-irrigation-from-center-pivots/

Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands

More than 80% of workers on livestock farms have accidentally stuck themselves with needles used for vaccine and drug administration.  Accidental needlestick injuries are usually minor, but can be serious with skin infections, allergic reactions, and deep tissue wounds that require surgery.   This week’s featured video was developed by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/12/friday-feature-preventing-needlestick-injuries-to-ranch-hands/

Friday Feature: Large Scale Lettuce Production on Muck Soil near Belle Glade

This week’s featured video was produced by Erin Freel to promote TKM Bengard Farms, Belle Glade.  This video highlights the four generations of the Basor family that produces 15 different types of lettuce and other produce in the rich, fertile muck soils just north of the Everglades.  This video highlights large scale vegetable production with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/05/friday-feature-large-scale-lettuce-production-on-muck-soil-near-belle-glade/

Friday Feature: The Dairy Heifers that Love Trombone Music

Ed Henderson, Live Oak Dairy Farmer, plays his trombone for his Holstein heifers and they love it. Photo credit: Florida Dairy Farmers Fifth-generation Florida dairy farmer, Ed Henderson owns the 6,800 head Shenandoah Dairy Farm near Live Oak, Florida.  He also loves to play jazz music with his trombone and stumbled across something very interesting;  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/friday-feature-the-dairy-heifers-that-love-trombone-music/

Friday Feature: Hay Steamer

This week’s featured video has nothing to do with Florida farming or ranching, but I thought it was worth sharing because it showcases a farming innovation for a very different climate than the Southeast.  Recently more than 1,000 County Ag Agents from across the U.S. met in Salt Lake City, Utah for the annual National …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/21/friday-feature-hay-steamer/

Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society

This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America.  In this video David Bridges, President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College summarizes the value of American Agriculture and the need to share this information with young people to encourage them to focus on careers in the agricultural industries.  He provides a great nugget of wisdom for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/15/friday-feature-as-goes-agriculture-so-goes-our-society/

Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works

This week’s featured video was developed by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation.   They have launched  a campaign called The Peanut Program Works to provide support for the Price Loss Coverage or PLC Program implemented with the 2014 Farm Bill, as lawmakers begin to discuss the next Farm Bill.  This video features a number of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/08/friday-feature-the-peanut-program-works/

Friday Feature: The Cow Sprayer Automated Fly Control System

Thanks to Nick Simmons, Escambia County Extension for sending in this week’s featured video.  This video highlights an innovation developed by Hue Fussell, a farmer in Ambrose, GA who invented “The Cow Sprayer.”  The Cow Sprayer automatically applies insecticide to every cow as they walk through a portable frame gate.  For just under $ 3,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/friday-feature-the-cow-sprayer-automated-fly-control-system/

Friday Feature: Tumblewheel Rolling Electric Fence

Source: Gallagher Fencing Last week we kicked off National Forage Week with a promotional video, so it seemed only fitting to end the celebration with an innovation for grazing management.  Intensive mob grazing, or strip grazing of annual pastures requires a good deal of time and management, if you have to continuously move fences to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/24/friday-feature-tumblewheel-rolling-electric-fence/

Friday Feature: Celebrate National Forage Week June 18-24

National Forage Week is Sunday June 18 through Saturday June 24, 2017.  This week’s featured video, produced by the American Forage and Grassland Council, highlights some of the positive impacts of forage production in the U.S.  If you are a forage producer, please share this video using your social media accounts to promote the positive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/17/friday-feature-celebrate-national-forage-week-june-18-24/

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