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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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Committee Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Committee Meeting Tuesday, December 9, 2014 5:30 P.M. at the Extension Office   Agenda: I. 2013-2014 Audit Review II. Planning for Annual Meeting

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COOK UP A HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA

Christmas is a joyous season. It’s a time to remember friends and neighbors with small tokens of your love and appreciation. Every holiday season is magical, but can also be a perplexing time. How do you choose gifts for your friends and loved ones that are unique, and sure to be cherished? Remember Christmas when …

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Making Decisions and Understanding the 2014 Farm Bill

A series of meetings to provide information and analysis to assist producers and landowners understand what’s required and make decisions will be held at a location near you. Meetings will be conducted by University of Florida agricultural economists John Van Sickle and Rod Clouser, and the USDA Farm Service Agency. Questions and answers and discussion …

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No Health Advisories Issued for Local Waters – Dec 5

No local fish kills to report and the red tide is still in the southeast part of the Gulf of Mexico; between Collier County and the Florida Keys. Samples in this area did not find the red tide organism.   The Marine Science Academy presented their first semester work this week at Washington High School. …

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FWC Makes Changes to the Red Grouper Bag Limit

In 2013 the recreational catch limit for red grouper was exceeded.  Because of this the 2014 season was reduced in federal waters.  In response many Florida anglers and for-hire captains requested a change in the bag limit to avoid a shorten season next year.  During the November 20 meeting in Key Largo the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission …

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Is Your Holiday Turkey in JEOPARDY?

Defrosted on the counter, prestuffed, slow-baked, partially cooked, stored whole without carving…? If any of these situations sounds like your usual Thanksgiving dinner preparation plans, you may be putting your turkey in jeopardy. Mistake 1. Defrosting at Room Temperature “We’ve always done it that way…There’s no room in the refrigerator…We forgot it was in the …

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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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FREE Fire Curriculum and Workshops for Educators (Adults Only)

Fire in Southern Ecosystems (FISE) is a curriculum and an educator training program that provides information and tools to teach students in grades 3-12 about fire’s natural role in the Southeast. FISE is FREE to educators of all types—teachers, nature center or park staff, home school parents, Scout and 4-H leaders, camp counselors, etc. In-Service …

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2014 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course

The 2014 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course will be held December 15 & 16, 2014 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center Auburn Alabama. Continuing Education Units will be offered in Nutrient Management, Soil & Water Management, Integrated Pest Management, Crop Management, and Professional Development. Registration is required. A special hotel …

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