Growing a Fall Garden

Escambia Extension is offering a hands-on workshop for novice gardeners to learn the basics of Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening. The entire class will be outside utilizing raised beds and in ground planting areas. Participants will be learning about soil preparation, seeding and transplanting techniques, vegetable thinning, and general care until harvest. Class size is limited …

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Water Quality Update – Aug 22

ALL CLEAR IN WESTERN PANHANDLE The water temperatures are in the mid-80’s, salinities are normal, and dissolved oxygen is fine (though a bit lower in lower Perdido Bay).   No advisories or new fish kills to report this week. You can see the numbers below. Schools are back in session and will begin their sampling …

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Pack a Better Back-to-School Lunch!

It’s that time of year again! With kids off to school they are again faced with the important question: What’s for lunch? With childhood obesity on the rise, having a nutritious lunch is an important part of an overall healthful diet. Since most kids consume one-third of their daily total calories at lunch, here are …

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Inshore Lionfish Survey – Aug 15

Because of other projects we have not been able to dive any of the inshore wrecks in the last two weeks and have not heard reports of anyone inshore finding lionfish. Water conditions are still being monitored. Water temperatures are climbing into the upper 80’s now. Salinities are normal (between 20-25 ppt) and the dissolved …

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Boating Safety: Understanding the Weather – part 7 of 16

I think everyone who has been on the water for a while has had an experience with an incorrect weather forecast. Honestly, forecasting the weather is not easy. One individual made the analogy that it is like predicting where your cigarette smoke will hit the wall across the room. There are so many variables in …

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2014 Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference

The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Naturally EscaRosa are pleased to announce that the 2014 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference will be held at Adventures Unlimited in Milton, Florida November 5-6. The conference will be an exciting blend of …

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2014 Youth Speech Contest Sponsored by Farm Bureau

The Escambia County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, in collaboration with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Extension, EscaRosa Young Farmers and Ranchers, and the Escambia County Women’s Committee will hold the 2014 Escambia County Youth Farm Bureau Speech contest on Thursday, September 4 at 4:00 pm. The contest will be held at the Farm Bureau …

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Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program: Clearing the Muddy Waters

Recent storms have highlighted the need and importance of flood insurance for many families who may not have ever considered it, while many people living in floodplains are concerned about recent changes to the national flood insurance program. Searching for information and resources? Come learn about what the changes may mean for you, your home …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Board Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Board Meeting. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4 pm. Catholic Charities. 1815 N 6th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32503   Agenda:  Contract for Audit for 2014. 4-H Property Update.  Escambia County 4-H Foundation Commitment. Timeline. 2013/14 Budget. Account for 4-H buildings/projects $30,000.00 allocated. 2014-2015 Budget.  Projections for costs. 4-H Reports on …

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Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish will open August 1

Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish reopen tomorrow in state waters. Amberjack will be open in federal waters as well. Each angler will be allowed one AJ each day and they must be 30″ or longer (fork length). Two gray triggerfish may be taken each day and they must be 14″ (fork length). For more information on …

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