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Georgia Middle School Named Top FFA Chapter

From the National FFA Organization:

ffa-logo-821x1024INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization named its top chapters today during the 89th National FFA Organization & Expo.

Outstanding Middle School: Madison County Middle FFA of Georgia

Model of Excellence: Yelm FFA of Washington

Student Development: Bullard FFA of Texas

Chapter Development: Omak FFA of Washington

Community Development: Exeter FFA of California

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2016 Southeastern Hay Contest Awards Announced

se-hay-contestThe 2016 Southeastern Hay Contest awards were announced this week during the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo. According to Dr. Dennis Hancock with the University of Georgia, they had 269 entries this year.

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Florida NRCS EQIP Signup Deadline is Friday

USDA/NRCSUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida is reminding landowners across the state that Friday, October 21st is the signup deadline for 2017 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

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Alabama Landowners Reminded NRCS Signup Deadline is Friday

USDAUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind landowners that Friday, October 21st is the signup batching date for 2017 funding for various conservation programs. .

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Final Day for 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo

sunbelt-expo-from-hqIt’s the final day for the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. People from across the Southeast and the nation have been able to learn more about the latest innovations in agriculture. Tyron Spearman has a look at some of the news coming out of this year’s event.

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Livestock Market Manager Sees Benefits of BQA

bqa-logoBeef and dairy producers are being reminded to take advantage of free online BQA certification which continues until November 13th. And in our weekly “BQA Quality Report”, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, Carl McKettrick with the Arcadia Stockyards in Arcadia, Florida, sees the benefits of being BQA certified.

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2017 Outlook for Beef Cattle Producers

fl-cattle-ufAn increase in production of all types of meat next year could spell another decline in average cattle prices. Gary Crawford has the story.

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Wednesday Lineup at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

It’s day two for the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. Many folks were on hand yesterday for the opening day to see the various demonstrations and displays. Tyron Spearman looks at a few of the events coming up for day two.

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New Swisher Sweets / Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Named

sunbelt-farmer-of-year-logoThe 27th annual Swisher Sweets / Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award luncheon took place Tuesday in Moultrie, Georgia. In the previous 26 years, many of agriculture’s top business leaders, innovators, environmentalists, pioneers, family men, problem solvers and leaders have received national recognition. This year’s winner was David Wildy from Arkansas. Ten states are involved in this competition each year, including representatives from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Continues to Celebrate Beef Month

aca-october-beef-month-2016October Beef Month activities continue across Alabama, and in our weekly beef checkoff report, Erin Beasley with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association has more information about the various promotions.

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Florida Beef Council Attending National Meeting

fbcFlorida Beef Council is representing the state at a national meeting taking place this week in Denver. In our weekly Florida beef checkoff report, Ashley Hughes explains why they are at this annual event .

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Forage Discussions at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker

For livestock producers interested in learning more about forage, the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo is a great place to pick up some information. Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the University of Georgia, explains what all is being discussed this year.

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