Advanced Grazing School & Deep South Stocker Conference

Dan Cattle, Education

Southeast producers are invited to the 2019 Advanced Grazing School, July 16-17, at the Livestock Instructional Arena in Athens, GA. This will be an intense two day hands on event that overlaps with the Deep South Stocker Conference on the second day. Tentative topics for the Grazing School include: Forage Systems for Stocker Cattle: Cool Season and Warm Season Systems …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces Hemp Workshops for Public in North, Central, South Florida

Dan Education, Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried is announcing that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will hold hemp rulemaking workshops this month throughout the state. As the Governor is expected to sign the state hemp legislation soon, the Department is hosting the workshops to create a space for the public to ask questions and provide valuable input into the hemp rulemaking …


Corn Silage and Forage Field Day is June 20

Dan Corn, Education

Producers across the Southeast are invited to the 2019 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day, June 20 at the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus Conference Center. The event, co-sponsored by the University of Georgia and University of Florida, is an opportunity for producers and growers to see the newest varieties of corn and summer annuals growing in the various test plots and get …


National FFA’s Washington Leadership Conference Instills Importance of Growth, Leadership, Community Service

Dan Education, Industry News Release

For the past fifty years,  FFA members from across the country converge on Washington, D.C.,  in the summer to evaluate their personal skills and interests, develop leadership talent and create service plans that will make a difference in their communities. This year is no different. Created in 1969 and held annually, the conference begins June 4 at the Omni Shoreham …


Ten Big Issues from the 2019 Session

Dan Economy, Education, Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Legislative, Water

Florida lawmakers finished the 2019 legislative session Saturday by passing a budget for the upcoming year. During the two-month session, lawmakers considered hundreds of bills and made more than $90 billion in spending decisions. It also was the first session for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and began the two-year terms of Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose …


Florida Beef Cattle Short Course is Next Week

Dan Cattle, Education, Florida

The 2019 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 8-10 at the Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center in Gainesville. The premier educational event is designed for serious beef cattle producers in the Southeast. Discussions will be held concerning the beef cattle industry’s future direction, there will be information provided on management decision making skills, and new information about …


Alabama Extension Hosting Alfalfa in the South

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Education

The annual Alfalfa in the South Workshop will be held May 7 at the Cattlemen’s Park in Troy, Alabama. The one-day event, hosted by Alabama Extension, starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. It will include up-to-date research with alfalfa in the Southeast. Following lunch, a farm tour will feature a newly established stand and allow management discussions. Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama …


Three More Georgia Water Management Workshops

Dan Education, Georgia, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind producers about the three remaining statewide Water Management Workshops. The University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. While they are geared towards smaller acreage and new/beginning farmers, they are open to all who wish to attend …