Boating Safety; Reading a Mariner’s Compass: part 8 of 16

In this day of inexpensive GPS many boaters have little or no need of a compass. However electronics sometimes fail and the smarter captain will have some knowledge on how to navigate with a mariner’s compass. To do this the captain should have access to NOAA navigation charts and have determined the DEVIATION of their …

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Health Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar – September 12

FDEP did not report any numbers this week not have our marine science water quality monitors but the Florida Department of Health did issue a health advisory for Bayou Texar and Bayou Chico received a moderate rating. This means the bacteria counts were at least 105 colonies/100ml of sample for Texar and between 36-104 colonies/100ml …

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Barrineau Park 4-H Club Celebrates 100 Years

Escambia County 4-H club celebrates its Centennial as oldest continuous club in Florida. CANTONMENT, Fla. — In 1914, cattle in Escambia County grazed in open fields. The fledgling aviation industry, with its flimsy bi-planes and open-air cockpits, got the first United States Navy flight school in Pensacola. Air-conditioning was mere rumor. And University of Florida …

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Pecan Field Day Set for September 16 in Monticello

The annual Florida Pecan Field Day will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at the Jefferson County Extension Office in Monticello. All pecan growers are invited to attend. As with all commodities, success with pecans depends on managing pests, reducing production costs and effective marketing. This year’s program responds with a focus on Integrated Pest …

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Inshore Lionfish Final Report for 2014 – September 5

The original plan for the inshore lionfish survey was to do weekly dives during July and August. After a dive on August 31 the team did not see a lionfish at any of the inshore reefs or structures. We did have 2 unverified reports of lionfish from residents. One was mid summer at Ft. McRee …

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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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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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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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