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2021 UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day Highlight Video
The annual Peanut Field Day, hosted by the University of Florida, was held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the North Florida Research and Education Center, near Marianna, Florida. The highlights from this event were captured in a video produced by the Panhandle Ag Extension Team with interviews of each
Genetic Testing of Beef Cattle for Parentage, Inherited Traits, and Enhanced EPDs
Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director, Felipe Alves, PhD Student, UF Department of Animal Science, Angela Gonella, UF/IFAS Cattle Reproduction Specialist, and Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension Ag.
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Jackson County 4-H Summer Day Camps in July
Jackson County 4-H is hosting three day camps in July 2021. These single-day camps are great opportunities to get out of the house for the day, learn something new, make new friends, and have fun in a constructive setting
The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor
AUGUST What to Plant? What to Do?
The hottest days of the summer are here and you might be thinking, “There is no way something could survive this heat!”. You might also be wondering “What can I do in my landscape?” Well, you are correct – it is hot and there are not many plants that thrive in this type of weather, but the good news is we are at the end of the summer season and there are things we can begin to do to get ready for fall
Featured Video: 500 Years of Cattle in Florida
Florida has a rich agricultural history, but one of the historic facts that Florida cattlemen take great pride in is that cattle were introduced into what later became the United States through Florida in 1521. Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish conquistador who first visited Florida in 1513 and later returned in March 1521 with the hopes of colonizing on
An Army of Worms are Munching through Hay Fields across the South
Fall armyworms (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda, are certainly not a new pest in this region, but there are some unique challenges to deal with in 2021. The adult moths migrate in from South Florida into this region each spring/summer and lay eggs in fertilized forage grasses, build their population through multiple generations, and then migrate to other crops
Managing Cattle Herd Profitability with Rising Input Costs
Doug Mayo, UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Director & Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock & Forage Economist 2020 was a challenging year in all sorts of ways. For cattle producers, there were market disruptions, meat processor shutdowns, significant market price drops, restaurant and hotel shutdowns, unemployment