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Friday Feature: A Tribute to Dr. Alvin Warnick

This week’s featured video is a tribute to one of the all time great professors at the University of Florida.  Dr. Alvin Warnick passed away at the age of 96 on May 7, 2017.  Another significant contributor of the “Great Generation” has passed on.  Dr. Warnick served his country in World War II and then …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/20/friday-feature-a-tribute-to-dr-alvin-warnick/

Friday Feature: Crowd Cow – Selling Packaged Beef Online Direct to Consumers

This week’s featured video was a news report from KOMO Channel 4 News about a new online beef marketing service being offered to consumers in the Western US.  Crowd Cow is the name of a Seattle company that is connecting grass finished beef operations with consumers who purchase packages of the cuts of meat they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/13/friday-feature-crowd-cow-selling-packaged-beef-online-direct-to-consumers/

Friday Feature: Cindale Dairy & Creamery

This week’s featured video was produced by Florida Dairy Farmers to highlight a local dairy farm in Jackson County.  Brad and Meghan Austin of Cindale Farms are continuing the family dairy farming tradition. Instead of simply expanding the farm to include the next generation, they diversified in a unique way. Their family works hard both on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/06/friday-feature-cindale-dairy-creamery/

Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida

This week’s featured video highlights the White Angus breed of cattle being developed at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, in Ona, Florida.  These are not purebred Angus, but a line of cattle that are approximately 3/4 blood Angus that have dark skin but light colored hair coat.  When White Angus cows are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/29/friday-feature-white-angus-developed-at-the-university-of-florida/

Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill

This week’s feature video highlights a handy innovation for farmers and ranchers.  A tool that allows you to uses your ladder and chainsaw as a portable sawmill.  Norwood Sawmills makes the PortaMill that landowners can use to convert logs into valuable lumber for less than $ 1,000.  With the PortaMill, you use your chainsaw as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/22/friday-feature-portable-chainsaw-sawmill/

Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application

This week’s featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds.  Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides.  Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic herbicide application fun.  The TORMADA application boat will hold one gallon of concentrated chelated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/08/friday-feature-remote-control-boat-for-pond-herbicide-application/

Friday Feature: Baxter Black’s Duck & Run Olympics

For the past few weeks I have shared more serious videos, so I thought it might be good to lighten up the mood a little this week and feature a video of America’s funniest veterinarian, Baxter Black.  Baxter has produced a number of humorous cowboy poetry videos, but this one is especially appropriate for this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/01/friday-feature-baxter-blacks-duck-run-olympics/

Friday Feature: Video Tour of a Beef Packing Plant with Temple Grandin

This weeks featured video provides an honest look at how cattle are handled at meat packing plants.  Dr Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling, created the “Glass Walls Project” to show people the truth about humane animal handling in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/25/friday-feature-video-tour-of-a-beef-packing-plant-with-temple-grandin/

Friday Feature: Destructive Wildfires in the Plains

Angus cow killed in Kansas wildfire at Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland, KS. Source Lindsey Bauman, Kansas Agland. On Monday March 6, unique weather conditions including a passing cold front, high winds, and low humidity fueled raging wildfires from Texas to Colorado that burned over 1 million acres.  In the wake of these extremely fast moving …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/18/friday-feature-destructive-wildfires-in-the-plains/

Friday Feature: Cordless Fence Staple Gun

This week’s featured video is a really cool innovation for building or repairing fences, a cordless fence staple gun made by the STOCKade Company in New Zealand.  Anyone who has ever built or repaired farm fences will want one of these tools.  Unfortunately, the cordless model costs $ 1,379, but even so it is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/11/friday-feature-cordless-fence-staple-gun/

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