Monthly Archive: November 2015

Will You Be Dining In?

When I was a kid a million years ago, my family had dinners together. Most meal times were good. I was where I was supposed to be and felt safe, important, and loved. Other meals were not so great. I specifically remember being forced to eat at least one lima bean for which much drama …

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Water Quality Update – Nov 20, 2015

HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BAYOU GRANDE The Escambia County Health Department measured bacteria counts above 104 colonies / ml of water in Bayou Grande this week.  Bayou Chico is moderate.  Bayou Texar is good. Two fish kills have been reported this month by the FWC.  Both were Banjo Fish, 100 on Pensacola Beach Nov 12, …

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Florida 4-H Foundation Community Pride Grant goes to Barrineau Park 4-H Club

Each year, 4-H Community Clubs and special interest groups are invited to apply for the 4-H Community Pride Grant, an opportunity through the Florida 4-H Foundation that focuses on youth exploring the needs of their community and encouraging them to improve the quality of life of those around them. This year, Escambia County 4-H’s own …

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Beef Cattle Winter Feeding Considerations

The winter feeding season for the beef cow herd is all but here. Hopefully well before now you developed and implemented a plan for meeting your herd’s nutritional needs through the winter. Regardless of what plan you have in place and especially if you had no plan in place there are some inevitable questions that …

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Red Tide Continues… Water Quality Update – Nov 13, 2015

FDEP did not post any data this week and ECHD only posted Bayou Texar, of the three bayous we are monitoring. ECHD did rate Bayou Texar as POOR indicating that the bacteria levels are at least 104 colonies/ml of water. A Health Advisory has been issued.   FWC continues to monitor for red tide and …

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Limited Pesticide Renewal Training

Horticulture professionals who hold a Limited Pesticide license are able to gain four renewal credits on Wednesday, November 18 from 8:00 – Noon.  Horticulture Agents from Escambia and Santa Rosa Extension will teach information on product labels and diagnostic techniques for ornamental plant problems.  This will be the last renewal training until March 2016. Must pre …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Committee Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Committee Meeting November 12, 2016 5:00 pm Langley Bell 4-H Center 3730 Stefani Road Agenda I. Financial Update II. 4-H Property Guidelines and Policies III. Annual Meeting IV. Other items of interest

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Heavy Rain Triggers High Bacteria in Bayou Texar… Water Quality Update – Nov 6, 2015

There was yet again a heavy rain event in the area and the bacteria loads in Bayou Texar have initiated yet another health advisory for that body of water. Equipment malfunction kept FDEP from sampling the other bayous but there could be a strong assumption that the bacterial loads are high in both Bayou Chico …

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Escambia County Extension Calendar

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