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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Health Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar– Nov 21

Very stations were sampled this week. This time of year the state and county monitors sample less due to budget cuts. The few places that were sampled showed even lower water temperatures – dipping into the 40’s! BAYOU TEXAR did have a high bacteria count and a health advisory has been issued.   No local …

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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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Lions in the Gulf… Tigers in the Bay

This catchy phrase coined by Robert Turpin (Escambia County Marine Resources Division) describes the new invader to our marine waters. Many coastal residents are aware of the invasive lionfish that has invaded our local reefs but few have probably heard of the Asian Tiger Shrimp. This member of the penaid shrimp family, the same family …

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2015 Small Farm Series: Organic Vegetable Production

Registration is now open for the 2015 Small Farm Series: Organic Vegetable Production that will be held the evenings of January 15, 22, and 29 throughout the Panhandle of Florida.  Cost of the course is $30 per person or $45 per couple. The speakers who will be presenting are known throughout the South for their knowledge of this …

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2014 Good Cheer Children’s Make-and-Take Workshop

UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will host the 2014 Good Cheer Workshop on Monday, December 22nd from 9 to noon at the Perdido Bay United Methodist Multipurpose Hall.  This fun-filled morning is designed to fit the interests of youth from 1st to 5th grade.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn while doing—the morning will center …

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2014 Fall Farm Fest Agri-Showcase & Feral Swine Free Workshop

On November 15, 2014, FAMU Cooperative Extension Program will hold their 2014 Fall Farm Fest Agri-Showcase with many different tours, exhibits, demonstrations, and healthy food samples. Additionally there will be a 2K Farm Run/Walk, Kid’s Zone activities, and other fun activities and entertainment. Nominal registration fees. Coinciding with the Farm Fest will be a free …

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