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2015 Peanut Butter Challenge

Next time you are the grocery store, consider purchasing an extra jar or two of peanut butter and donating it to your local Extension office as part of the annual Peanut Butter Challenge.  The Challenge is a food collection drive of peanut butter from within each of the 16 UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District Counties.  UF/IFAS Extension …

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2015 Corn Field Day: Friday July 24th

UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center will hold the 2015 Field Corn Field Day on Friday, July 24th from 10-noon.  This year, topics will include the Corn Variety Trial and Demonstration, Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) and urea blends, and Fertilizer Application Timing for corn production.  Come see how varieties from Dyna Gro, Monsanto-Dekalb, Croplan, Syngenta, Pioneer, Terral, and Augusta …

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May 2015 Panhandle Weather Summary

As in past years, May was significantly drier than April, with a great deal of variation of rainfall across the Panhandle.  The National Weather Service estimates for May rainfall ranged from less than an inch along the gulf coast to more than 6 inches along the Alabama border. The six Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) …

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Bull Consignments Sought for 2015 Florida Bull Test

Cliff Lamb,UF/IFAS Beef Reproduction Specialist The nomination deadline for registered breeders wishing to consign bulls to the Florida Bull Test is June 15, 2015. The Florida Bull test is hosted at the University of Florida North Florida research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna, FL. For the 16th year, the North Florida Research and Education …

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Florida Agriculture Literacy Day April 21, 2015

The 12th annual Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is scheduled for Tuesday April 21, 2015, and a new non-fiction children’s book developed for it will highlight Florida’s livestock and poultry industries.  The book, the title of which is Drive Through Florida: Livestock and Poultry, features an animated red truck that takes students on a tour of …

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2015 UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Short Course May 13-15

The 64th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held at the University of Florida May 13-15! The Beef Cattle Short Course is considered one of the premier beef cattle educational events in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions with significance nationally and globally. The course addresses issues for beef cattle enterprises at an …

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Highlights and Presentations from the 2015 Beef Conference

A record crowd of over 160 people attended the 2015 Beef Conference held in Marianna.  Photo Credit Doug Mayo More than 160 cattle ranchers, allied industry representatives, extension agents and specialists came together to make the 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference one of the best ever.  The boost in attendance from previous years was, …

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National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) – February 22-28, 2015

Many plants and animals have been introduced to new regions for centuries, as people have discovered new lands.  These transient species are known as non-natives, and can become invasive. Invasive species occur throughout the world and may blend in, be nondescript or highly attractive; they can be plant or animal; terrestrial or aquatic; they may …

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Discovering Florida’s Panhandle – Barrier Islands – February 2015

Making the Big Sabine hike on Santa Rosa Island in February was COLD! A front had pasted over the day before and temp was in the 30’s with a north wind. But the sky was a beautiful blue and the Gulf was calm and clear.   The Gulf is smooth and clear most winter mornings. …

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2015 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course March 9th

  UF/IFAS Extension 2015 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course March 9th       The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to once again offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in March, 2015. These classes will be offered via interactive video at Extension Offices across the Panhandle. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service (listed …

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