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Highlights and Presentations from the 2015 Beef Conference

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… Read More

Scout Pastures for Toxic Perilla Mint this Fall

perilla mint

Perilla mint (perilla frutescnes) aka Beefstakeplant is a toxic weed that typically grows in shady, to partially shaded areas, damp spots, woodland edges, and  fence-lines of pastures in the Southeast. Positive identification of this weed… Read More

Panhandle Farm Facts from the 2012 Census of Agriculture

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) sends out in-depth surveys to farmers called the Census of Agriculture, with numerous questions about specific farming operations.  While most… Read More

Ranchers Should Prepare Livestock for Hard Freeze January 6th – 8th

[warning]The National Weather Service is forecasting wind chills below freezing for 48 hours from Monday night through Wednesday, with possible single digit wind chills on Monday and Tuesday nights.[/warning] The following is the NWS forecast… Read More

New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in December

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest… Read More