Good morning. Today’s UF/IFAS news:
Get ready to feast (Leon)
2014 Florida Ag Expo Offers Glimpse into the Future of Agriculture
Compost workshop emphasizes reusing, recycling (Pasco)
Mexicans Hold Rally for Missing Students
Good morning! Today’s UF/IFAS news:
Researcher wins prestigious award for strawberry work
Try Florida cranberries for Thanksgiving (Seminole Extension mention)
Buddy Keen named Manatee County's agriculturist of the year
Why a star football player traded NFL career for a tractor
FL Farmworkers Focus Of New Documentary 'Food Chains'
At least 6 die as snow, cold pummels Northeast
I just published some information on my blog in regards to the cold weather coming through tonight in North Central Florida and dipping a bit into Central Florida.
In short, I don’t anticipate any major damage, but if you have tender nursery plants, make sure they are protected so that they don’t suffer freeze damage.
Thanks, and if you have any questions, please let me know!
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it”
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Hello, members and supporters to the SW FL Small Farmers Network (SWFSFN). We are pleased to send you this announcement for those of you who are interested in pastured poultry enterprises – see attachment.
In case you have not heard, the long awaited Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation rule has been adopted! This rule establishes the regulatory parameters for a small scale, 'farm based food establishment'. It is limited to the provision of whole shell eggs and dressed poultry products only. Permitting By FDACS of Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operations began in July 1, 2014.
This workshop is the first of three workshops planned to provide educational support to farms interested in starting a limited poultry and egg farm operation using whole farm planning. (Note: Workshops #2 and #3 will be offered in early 2015). Registration for this workshop is required and is limited to 25 persons.
This Workshop Part #1 will focus on production and business planning for chickens and turkeys. Here are the description and registration details:
Date: Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Time: noon to 4 pm
Location: 701 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL (i.e., the SCTI/AgVoTec Farm in front of McIntosh Middle School)
Online registration: see http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/ (go to Events Calendar link)
Topics: see registration webpage
Feel free to forward this email and flyer to anyone you know who would be interested in this workshop. If they are not familiar with the SWFSFN, also inform them of our networking website at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SW_FL_Small_Farms/info
Thanks, and, if you are a farmer vender, have a profitable Saturday at your Farmers Market
Robert A. Kluson, Ph.D.
Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent III
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
Community Services Business Center
6700 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34241
(941) 861-9849 (ofc); (941-232-3090 (c)
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November 14, 2014
Boosting Butanol's Role in the Biofuel World
Some USDA studies suggest that barley straw and corn stover could be an economical way to produce butanol from agricultural byproducts. (11/14)
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