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NFREC Fact Sheet 2014

       

Quincy

Marianna

Total

 

PERSONNEL

       
Faculty Members (by Department) 11 5 16  
  Agronomy   1 3 4  
  Animal Science   0 2 2  
  Entomology   1 0 1  
  Environmental Hort   1 0 1  
  Forestry     1 0 1  
  Horticultural Science 2 0 2  
  Plant Pathology   2 0 2  
  Soil and Water Science 2 0 2  
  Wildlife     1 0 1  
Emeritus       5 2 7  
               

FACILITIES

         
       

Quincy

Marianna

Total

 
Acres       1,021 1,288 2,309  
Buildings (sq ft)     112,157 105,278 217,438  
  Laboratories/office   51,060 32,506 83,566  
  Dormitories   1,944 2,400 4,344  
  Classrooms (part of office space) 1 1 3  
  Greenhouse   12,352 2,510 14,862  
  Storage     20,950 43,440 64,390  
  Shop/Maintenance   5,502 3,250 8,752  
  Shade-house   13,869 0 13,869  
  Other     6,480 21,172 27,652  
            ~10 acres of buildings 
           
               
Ponds/Lakes     3 3 6  
Springs being protected   2 0 2  
Cattle (Head)     0 650 650  
Overhead Irrigation Rigs   7 7 14  
Wells for Irrigation     3 3 6  
Tractors       14 11 25  
Fence (ft)     20,112 214,368 234,480  
            44 miles of fence 
           

NFREC-Quincy

The programs at NFREC-Quincy cover a very diverse range of crops, including vegetables, row crops, forages, ornamentals, tree fruits, and forests for pulp, fiber and energy. The research and extension efforts include production and management, breeding, variety evaluations, pest management, nutrient management, irrigation management, weed control, and wildlife management. NFREC-Quincy is the home of the main office for the NFREC and houses the office of the Northwest Florida Extension District Director. It also houses one of the state-wide plant diagnostic laboratories. The campus encompasses approximately 1000 acres of irrigated and non-irrigated land including over 300 acres of forest and associated wetlands.

NFREC-Marianna

NFREC-Marianna is a 1300 acre campus that focuses on agronomic and beef cattle research and education. It houses the Feed Efficiency program that is the largest of its kind researching subtropical cattle. The beef cattle research program deals with beef cattle production, genetics and breeding; and is the home of the Florida Bull Test facility. Another important component of this campus is the breeding and production programs in annual peanuts, bahia grass, perennial peanut and winter forages. This campus also houses a scale trial of the Sod Based Rotation program which addresses conservation agriculture in a rotation that incorporates peanuts, cotton and pasture with or without cattle.