Wildlife Food Plot Field Day

Join us on Friday, March 20th from 1 pm- 3 pm to learn more about Wildlife Food Plots and which mixtures perform best in northwest Florida. The field tour will take place at the West Florida Research and Education Center, 4253 Experiment Road (Hwy 182), Jay Florida.  This free event will showcase 18 different test …

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NWF Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Workshop

The Northwest Florida Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association is hosting its first annual workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Florosa Elementary School, 1700 Highway 98, Mary Esther. Open to the public, the eight hour event will feature hands-on demonstrations of how to raise bees, collect honey, and build beehives. Guest speakers will include Doug Corbin, …

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Ouch! UFOs Fell on My Foot.

Do you ever see what you think is what you’re looking for in the very back of your freezer – the freezer that resembles an archeological dig in an iceberg? As you reach for the wanted item, half of everything else falls out onto your kitchen floor? UFOs (Unidentified Frozen Objects) end up right on …

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AgSave$: Securing Your Farm’s Financial Future

Farm families face unique issues concerning retirement and succession planning (who will own and/or manage the farm when the current owner is no longer able). Farming is a business which has evolved into more than just a way of life. Now, successful farming includes in-depth financial planning, implementing and evaluating new enterprises, new techniques, new …

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1st Annual Statewide Nonnative Fish Catch, Click, and Submit Contest

The Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) is organizing a nonnative freshwater fishing tournament for Invasive Species Week. Begins:             6:00 AM Saturday February 21, 2015 Ends:               12:00 AM Sunday March 1, 2015   OBJECTIVES FOR TOURNAMENT Document the distribution of freshwater nonnative fish in Florida Increase awareness of the problem with nonnative freshwater fish …

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Panhandle Poultry Club Chick Handling Class

Panhandle Poultry Club Chick Handling Class-February 18, 2015, 7:00 at the Extension Office

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Limited Pesticide License Training Opportunities

Did you know that in order to apply pesticides as a landscape maintenance company that a license through the Florida Department of Agriculture is required?  UF IFAS Extension can assist in obtaining the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance license. On Thursday, March 5 from 8:00 – 2:45, horticulture professionals may receive 6 CEUS and then take an examination …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Annual Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Meeting. Langley Bell 4-H Center. 3730 Stefani Road. Cantonment, FL. February 20, 2015. 3:30 – Financial Review Committee. 4:30 – Board of Directors Annual Meeting.

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How to Start a Food Business in Florida

For the past decade, there has been a marked increase in the amount of local and small‐scale food production in the US, and the number of small food business in Florida is expected to increase with the Cottage Food Law. To run a successful business in competitive food market, it is important to have a …

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2015 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course

The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to once again offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in March, 2015. These classes will be offered via interactive video at Extension Offices across the Panhandle. Classes are Monday evenings from 6-8 pm Central Time, 7-9 pm Eastern Time, with a Saturday morning bee-yard field day 9-12 am! Each …

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