Tag Archive: January

What’s in Season Now? January

Goodness, it is freezing cold in most parts of the country and Florida is gearing up for a record breaking harvest season! According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Florida commercial farms rank second in the U.S. for value of vegetable production; first in production value for oranges (accounts for 63 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/11/whats-in-season-now-january/

January & February Weather Summary and Spring Forecast

The National Weather Service rainfall estimates for January and February. The Western counties in the Panhandle received much lower rainfall totals than the eastern counties in January and February 2015.  Portions of Bay, Franklin, Gulf, Wakulla and Jefferson had more than 10″ in the first two months of 2015. FAWN Station Summary Just as the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/07/january-february-weather-summary-and-spring-forecast/

Discovering Florida’s Panhandle – Our Barrier Islands – January

Beginning this month we will be posting a series of natural resource articles high lighting Florida’s Panhandle. The photographs and hikes presented in this series are from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties but the same natural places can be found anywhere between the Perdido and Apalachicola Rivers. We hope our readers will visit these places …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/17/discovering-floridas-panhandle-our-barrier-islands-january/

Florida Bull Test Sale January 17

The 15th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna. There were 103 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. There were 46 Angus, 4 Braford, 4 Brahman, 10 Charolais, 2 Hereford, 3 Red Angus, 16 SimAngus, and 18 Simmental …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/florida-bull-test-sale-january-17/

UF/IFAS Extension will Host Farm Bill Trainings in January

Farmers have some decisions to make about the new risk management programs created by the recent Farm Bill.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Time To Start Thinking About The Farm Bill In late September, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, announced the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools.  He further announced that farm owners could begin to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/ufifas-extension-will-host-farm-bill-trainings-in-january/

Tri-state Cucurbit Meeting – January 23

The 2015 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Friday, January 23, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration opens at 7:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end with a sponsored lunch. This meeting will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, cantaloupe, squash …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/12/tri-state-cucurbit-meeting-january-23/

2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course Will Begin in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/14/2015-small-farms-series-organic-vegetable-production-course-will-begin-in-january/

2015 Small Farms Series coming in January!

    2015 Small Farms Series coming in January! Image Credit: UF / IFAS The three week series will be offered at 12 locations from Mobile, Alabama eastward to Jefferson County, Florida via interactive video conferencing.  This technology allows state specialists to reach a wide audience from the comfort of their local county extension offices.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/03/2015-small-farms-series-coming-in-january/

Panhandle Weather Update January 14

January 2014 was a rough month in the Florida Panhandle.  Unusually cold weather kicked off the month and then sleet, ice and even a little snow shut down major highways. For the month of January, the wettest location was Carabelle with 6.1 inches of rainfall, and the driest was  Marianna, collecting only 2.1 inches.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/08/panhandle-weather-update-january-14/

GAPs Food Safety Training January 30th

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training: Food Safety and the USDA Audit January 30, 2014, 9:00am-2:00pm CST Washington County Ag Center Fresh produce farmers can learn how to develop a Food Safety Record Book to help pass a USDA Farm Audit so they can sell to WalMart and other retailers which require Food Safety Certification.  Attendees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/gaps-food-safety-training-january-30th/

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