Agriculture Extension

Contact the Agents:  850-482-9620

Doug Mayo:  livestock, pastures, fish ponds

Ethan Carter:  row crops, pest management, CEU & pesticide license training

Matt Lollar:  vegetables, fruits, & specialty crops


2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

Irrigated farm land Jackson County rented for an average of $141 per acre in 2017, according the NASS. Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers negotiate salaries for the year ahead. It can be


MARC Updates Across-Breed EPD Table

Twenty three of the 46 cattle breeds that are annually evaluated for performance at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center.  Source:  US MARC. Bull buying is a challenging craft.  First you have to decide the breed or breeds of cattle you want for your operation, then you have to compare performance of locally available sources, and then


Useful Smartphone Apps for Cattle Ranchers

If you’re like me, you were really excited when you got your first smart phone or tablet because of all of the cool applications (apps) that were available to quickly guide you to useful information.  Once you had selected your favorite weather, radar, sports scores, calculator, and social media apps, I can imagine you started looking for apps related to agriculture.  Many of the ones I tried out, that sounded really good in the app store