Food Safety Plan Workshop: Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual

If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your fruit and / or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one-day workshop is for you! Most intermediate or large chain store buyers now require some level of food safety program from each farm before they buy. This workshop, to be held at the …

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Health Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar – Jan 24

We have only had five days of rain in January but we had two health advisories issued for Bayou Texar; and probably a third after the heavy rain yesterday.  FDEP reported 1380 colonies of Enterococcus bacteria for Texar earlier this month (a health advisory issued if the counts are 104 colonies or higher) and posted …

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Farm Day 2015

Join us for Farm Day 2014!  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2014.Grace Fellowship Church Hall, 1412 E Nashville Avenue (West Highway 31), Atmore, AL 36502; Registration starts at 8:00am.Speakers expected are: Dr. Nathan Smith: Crystal Ball Economic Outlook Dr. David Wright: Carinata – Research on Use and Production Practices Dr. Bob Kemerait: Row Crop Diseases – Control, …

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Garden Talks: Learn to Manage Summer Weeds

Landscapes and lawns will always have some weeds but homeowners can learn practices and management techniques to help reduce weed infestations. On Friday, February 13, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30, the Escambia County Extension Agent and Master Gardeners will talk about using preventative, cultural, mechanical, and chemical management methods for annual and perennial hot …

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A Win-Win Super Bowl Party

Get defensive about your health. These easy-to-tackle recipes are just as tasty, but lower in fat and calories than typical game-day fare. It’s a Win-Win situation. Skip the six-foot-long sub sandwich usually drenched in mayonnaise. Instead serve a soup and sandwich smorgasbord with a variety of low-fat cheeses, whole grain breads, fresh, low-sodium cold cuts, …

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Blue Crab Trap Closure Ending Early

Each year the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closes portions of Florida waters to trapping of blue crabs for a 10-day period (read more about where and when at www.myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/trap-debris/ ). The purpose of these closures is to aid FWC in locating and removal derelict crab traps. In the Florida panhandle the removal period …

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EscaRosa Beekeeping Association January 2015 Meeting

The January meeting of the EscaRosa Beekeeping Association will be held on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6310 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL 32506. There will be a beekeeping Swap Meet from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., a class on how to make a Solar Wax Melter, questions & answers, and a catered lunch. See …

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2015 Arbor Tree Celebration and Tree Giveaway

The University of Florida IFAS Extension, the Escambia County Community & Environment Department, and the City of Pensacola present the 2015 Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway. The program this year will be held at Bayview Senior Center, 2001 E Lloyd Street, Pensacola, Florida from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., or until all trees have …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Planning Committee Meeting

Planning Committee for the Escambia County 4-H Foundation Annual Meeting January 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm Escambia County Extension Office Agenda I.  Annual meeting date and time II. Update and revisions to bylaws and constitution III.  Committee assignments IV.  Agenda for annual meeting

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Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show February 11, 2015

The 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 11th, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts at 8:15 AM, and concludes with a steak lunch. There …

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Thank you from the UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District

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THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR! As we come to the end of our 100th year of serving the citizens of Florida, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Faculty located in the 16 county offices of the Florida Panhandle thank you for making 2014 another great year! Extension has come a long way assisting farmers and …

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