Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course

This year’s Panhandle Row Crop Short Course took place on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida, Georgia and Alabama), as well as for Certified Crop Advisors. A total of 115 people came out for this year’s … Read More

March 15, 2018

Tyler Brown Wins Young Peanut Farmer of the Year Award

      Tyler started farming on his own in 2005, beginning with watermelons but moved to growing peanuts in 2012 on 70 acres and plans to expand.  He also maintains a small commercial herd (50) of cattle.  He has been working in peanuts all his life.  He began working full-time in 2007 with a local peanut and cotton farmer where they farm more than 1000 acres. He enjoys experiencing … Read More

February 23, 2018

Florida Peanut Producers Association Holds 43rd Annual Membership Meeting

Florida Peanut Produces Association recently held their 43rd Annual Membership Meeting.  Many farmers from across the state attended and heard presentations on Association activities, Farm Bill update and a peanut supply and demand update.  The highlight of the evening was a presentation given by Bob Parker, President and CEO of the National Peanut Board.  Mr. Parker also introduced a new peanut product, Elmhurst Milked Peanuts.  While Mr. Parker gave some … Read More

February 23, 2018