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Lessons Learned from Farmers: Fire Ant Control

Take lessons from a farmer to control fire ants in your garden. Photo by Molly Jameson. As I near the three-year mark of being an Extension Agent, I think about how fortunate I am to have a career that not only encourages me to meet all our local farmers, but also to learn from them …

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Friday Feature: Farmers for America Trailer

This week’s featured video is actually the movie trailer for a new documentary called Farmers for America.  This video provides brief highlights of the issues that will be addressed in the documentary film that will be making its way across America over the coming months.  The film will debut at the Indianapolis City Market on …

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Farmers Invited to View On-farm Cotton Test – October 10

  Farmers are invited to view the 15 cotton variety test at Bishop Farms. Photo – Doug Mayo Variety selection can play a large role in the management strategy of a crop, as well its yield potential. This year in Jackson County, UF/IFAS Extension collaborated with Bishop Farms for an on-farm trial. Fifteen cotton varieties …

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Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers

On August 10th, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa and Escambia County Extension hosted a field day covering moisture monitoring, cover crops, and best management practices at Mickey Diamond’s Farm.  Through a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice (BMP) mini-grant, UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, and NRCS have been able to examine how cover crops …

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The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water

The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Team, from left to right: Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Northwest Florida’s Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), run by Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson, is working hard to help farmers increase crop yields and lower costs through improved irrigation efficiency. …

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Farmers Market Symposium in Pensacola March 8

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016,  UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will hold a Farmers Market Symposium from 8:30-3:30.  The meeting will take place at the Langley Bell 4-H Auditorium, 3730 Stefani Road Cantonment FL 32533. EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE: Overview of Florida Farmers Markets Starting a Community Garden Best Practices at Farmers Markets Food Safety Guidelines for Growers …

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Farmers Market Symposium on March 8, 2016

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016,  UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will hold a Farmers Market Symposium from 8:30-3:30.  The meeting will take place at the Langley Bell 4-H Auditorium, 3730 Stefani Road Cantonment FL 32533. EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS INCLUDE: • Overview of Florida Farmers Markets • Starting a Community Garden • Best Practices at Farmers Markets • Food Safety …

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UGA Decision Aids can Help Farmers Decide What Crops to Plant in 2016

2015 was a very challenging year for Panhandle row crop farmers with the double whammy of low commodity prices and unfavorable weather.  As a result, many farmers are uncertain as to what crops to plant for the coming year. The University of Georgia has a nice tool or decision aid that provides estimated returns on …

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Cold Protection Tips for North Florida Vegetable Farmers

High tunnel frame, prior to adding plastic sheeting. Photo by Full Earth Farm. While many peninsular Florida farmers do not have to worry about cold protection, farmers in the Florida Panhandle are certainly an exception. Most of the Panhandle is in zone 8b, which means average minimum temperatures are between 15 and 20°F. North Florida …

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Farm Credit Seeking Nominations of Outstanding Farmers for Centennial Celebration

Rural America is constantly evolving to meet the needs of a changing global agriculture economy, and a new effort is underway to champion the men, women, and youth whose insights and influence are ensuring thriving rural communities for years to come. Farm Credit, one of the nation’s leading lenders and financial service providers to rural …

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