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4-H Task Force Report Completed

This is the report from a 12-member task force made of up Escambia County residents appointed by Dr. Nick Place, Dean of UF/IFAS Extension. The task force, which began work in November 2012, was asked to become familiar with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension service and its 4-H Youth Development Program in Escambia County.

It met regularly to fulfill its fact-finding charge to identify options for meeting the 4-H animal science and outdoor education needs of the overall Extension 4-H Youth Development Program in Escambia County, as well as complement the new 4-H Center to be built adjacent to the Extension office on Stefani Road.

The report contains detailed multiple proposals about land purchase options as well as “non-land” options that would use existing property and facilities to meet current and future 4-H needs.

The task force committee submitted the report to the dean for review in mid-June. He does not have a set deadline by which he must make a decision.

4-H Task Force Final Report


4-H Task Force Minutes and Agendas:

December 5, 2012 Agenda
December 5, 2012 Minutes

January 22, 2013 Agenda
January 22, 2013 Minutes

March 18, 2013 Agenda
March 18, 2013 Minutes

Cottage Hill Ten Year Management Plan

April 9, 2013 Agenda
April 9, 2013 Minutes

Beck’s Lake Property
Cottage Hill State Forest Property
Equestrian Center Property
Fairgrounds Property
Roy Hyatt Center Property

May 2, 2013 Agenda
May 2, 2013 Minutes

Subcommittee Minutes:

Public Land Subcommittee January 2013-March 2013
Non-Land Subcommittee Feb 2013-April 2013

Other 4-H Task Force Information:

Memorandum of Understanding 5-3-2012
4-H Task Force Application
4-H Task Force Job Description
Press Release-Applications Being Accepted for 4-H Task Force
IFAS Press Release-Task Force Progress 4-24-2013
Proposed Properties Tour Map
4-H Task Force Tour Videos
Memorandum of Understanding Between Escambia 4-H and GCA & NRA

Sale of Langley Bell 4-H Property to Navy Federal Credit Union:

Langley Bell Center Deed 1943
Trustees Deed August 9, 2012
Attorney’s Letter 8-26-2012
Declaratory Judgement April 2001
4-H Q&A


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