Monthly Archive: March 2016

Rescuing Bald Eagle Chicks – a community effort

The majestic bald eagle. Their numbers are increasing along the Florida Panhandle.Photo: Pensacola New Journal ARTICLE BY DOROTHY KAUFMANN – Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida   Orphaned bald eagles are being fostered by two non-releasable adult eagles at the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida.   The amazing story of these eagles began on St. George …

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Be Beach Aware with Jellyfish Out There

Summertime and swimming at the beach just go together naturally in Florida with our state’s more than 1,000 miles of coastline. Many fond memories are created along these salty margins and the Panhandle region of the state has some of the top-rated beaches in the world. It is a great place to experience a relaxing, …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway – Navarre

All Photos:  Molly O’Connor   In this monthly series of highlighting outdoor adventures in the Florida Panhandle, we are visiting locations along the Intracoastal Waterway; from the Alabama State line to the Aucilla River.  In January we wrote about Perdido Key, last month we visited Pensacola Beach, this month we move east along Santa Rosa …

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Grow Confidence with Blue Ribbon 4-H Public Presentations

4-H has helped this Washington County youth develop confidence to speak in front of groups.  Photo credit: Julie Dillard, UF IFAS A 2001 Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, or fear of public speaking.  This statistic inspired the famous joke by stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld that a most funerals, “the average person would …

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4-H Friendly Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Use St. Patrick’s Day to learn about Irish culture in your 4-H club I just discovered a few years ago that my great-grandmother, whom I never met, was an Irish redhead. I found this very exciting. It made me much more interested in learning about the history of St. Patrick’s Day, beyond wearing green. We …

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Friday Funny: The Millennial Voter

Those of you who are worried about which candidate will be our next president relax, the following is just one example of a more serious problem in this country. With so much current press coverage on the Presidential primaries, a professor of an American Government Course at Florida State University was discussing the qualifications to …

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Small Farm Strawberry Field Day – April 18

Join us for the 2016 Gulf Cost Small Farms Strawberry Field Day on April 18th at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. Date: April 18th, 2016 Location: WFREC, 4253 Experiment Dr., Hwy. 182 Jay, FL 32565 TOPICS FOR THE DAY: Strawberry Variety Trial Strawberry Production in a high tunnel versus Field Production Proactive Management …

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Gould Tree Farm Tour April 5

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Meet at the property at 9:00AM CT Jon and Carol Gould, 2006 Florida Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, manage their 640 acre Tree Farm, with assistance from consulting foresters, and do much of the work themselves. The Tree Farm is managed for sustainable forestry, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetics, and includes …

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2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Highlights with Links to Presentations

Click to view slideshow. Jackson County Extension hosted the 2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama came to relay new and pertinent information concerning crops to farmers. Attendees were able to attain CEUs for their restricted use pesticide license as well as for Certified Crop …

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Winter and Early Spring Pasture Weed Control Tips

Thistle in a Gadsden County hayfield. Photo courtesy of Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Timing is critical in controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures.  Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed problem.  Thistles are biennial, …

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