4-H Open House & Dedication of the New Langley Bell 4-H Center May 2nd

Join the University of Florida IFAS Dean for Extension, Escambia County Commissioners, 4-H youth, and Escambia County Extension Staff in celebrating the completion of the new Langley Bell 4-H Center at 3730 Stefani Road, Cantonment, Florida.  There will be tours of the new building, highlighting different areas for hands-on learning for all Escambia County youth …

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Escambia Extension Spring Festival

Join Escambia County Extension Master Gardeners and UF IFAS Extension for the Spring Festival on Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 – Noon.  Event will include many garden demonstrations, wildlife experiences for youth, creating a delicious healthy snack, and tours of the new Langley Bell 4-H Building.  Location is 3740 Stefani Road.  (flyer)

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Water Quality Update – April 24, 2015

HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU TEXAR THIS WEEK. Both FDEP and ECHD did not sample all of their stations this week.  Of those they did only Bayou Texar had bacteria levels high enough to issue a health advisory.  Salinities in the area are still low from the heavy rain. There are no fish kills to …

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Thursday, April 23 —Five Years Later: Building & Redefining Resilience How Prepared is the Gulf Coast for Future Disasters

Monday April 20, 2015 marked the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. This week the University of Florida’s Healthy Gulf Healthy Communities (HGHC) invites you to a very important community event. The 2015 HGHC Regional Forum takes place tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, at three locations including the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Apalachicola …

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Overirrigated Lawns

One of the most common issues with lawns is irrigating too much. It is obvious when rainfall occurs that the sprinkler system should be off. Even before this week of rainfall, homeowners were watering too much. The result during this time of year is stressed turf that easily is taken over by root diseases. These …

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Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Derby is Open for Lionfish!

FWC’s Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is about a month away but for those interested in entering the derby you can submit lionfish right now.  To learn more about the process and how to register visit the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition http://www.gulfcoastlionfish.com/.  

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4-H & FFA Livestock Show and Sale Planned at New 4-H Barns in Molino

UF/IFAS Extension and Escambia Board of County Commissioners are excited to announce the completion of the 4-H Barns on the new 4-H Property located at 5701 Hwy 99 in Molino, Florida. This property is dedicated to the mission of Escambia County 4-H. The first Youth Livestock Show and Sale will take place on April 18th, hosted …

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4-H Animal Science Projects Promote Life Skills Development

4-H is a non-formal, practical educational program for youth. It is the youth development program of Florida Cooperative Extension, which is a part of the University of Florida IFAS. The Florida Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become …

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Yellow Turf in Spring

There are many lawns currently in the spring green up phase that show streaks and patches of yellow turf.  This is a common issue in North Florida when applications of nitrogen fertilizer are made before the recommended time of April 15.  When turf is fertilized with nitrogen too early in the season it causes growth.  Unfortunately, …

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Alligators Become More Active in Spring

The American Alligator is an icon of the state of Florida. Viewed on the program “Swamp People” and as the mascot of the University of Florida, most visitors to our state see this animal more on television than in the wild; but they are certainly there. In need of mates and calories from the lack …

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