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Need Pesticide CEUs? Attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26

The Great CEU Round-Up, July 26, 2017 8:30am-4pm EDT It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS are partnering to present The Great CEU Round-Up. This program is designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs across multiple categories, this all day program will be streamed …

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Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18

Chipola College in Marianna, Florida will host a movie screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles,” Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at their Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts (3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446).  This film captures highlights from the Great Florida Cattle Drive that took …

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Perennial Peanut, A Great Choice for Panhandle Pastures and Landscapes

Figure 1: Perennial Peanut Field. Credit: Ray Bodrey, UF/IFAS. Driving through rural parts of the Panhandle this time of year, one will find pastures with thick green canopies, exploding with the yellow-gold flowers. Perennial peanut is in bloom. This is a highly nutritional forage option for livestock, but also makes for a beautiful urban groundcover. Perennial …

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Perennial Peanut, a Great Choice for Panhandle Pastures and Landscapes

Driving through rural panhandle counties this time of year, one finds pastures with thick green canopies, exploding with yellow-gold flowers. Perennial peanut is in bloom. This is a highly nutritional forage option for livestock and also makes for a beautiful urban groundcover alternative to turfgrass. Perennial Peanut Field. Photo credit: Ray Bodrey, UF/IFAS. Perennial peanut …

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Earn Pesticide License CEUs – Attend the Great CEU Round-Up

UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. The Great CEU Round-Up July 27, 2016 8am-4pm EDT It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS have teamed up to present The Great CEU Round-Up. Designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs, this all day program will be streamed …

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Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016

The Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016 will run January 23rd through January 30th, 2016.  Yes, it is going to happen once again and registration for the event is now underway.  The event will begin at the historic Whaley ranch on Canoe Creek Road south of St Cloud and end at the new Silver Spurs Arena …

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Invasive or Just Great Fall Color

Fall color of Chinese tallow. Image credit UGA Extension Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) a  deciduous and very aggressive tree. Many people appreciate the fact that it grows fast, provides great shade, and has a beautiful reddish fall color. Despite it’s attributes, it is highly invasive and considered a noxious weed. It has spread to every coastal …

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Picnics: A Great Change of Pace Outdoors and Indoors

A picnic is a pleasure excursion for all ages, a delightful expedition away from the normal day. Whether at a park, at the beach, right outside under a tree, on the porch, or on the living room floor, picnics are a great way to slow down and enjoy. Try some of these ideas for a …

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Small Farms field day a great success!

The Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises inaugural event was a great success!  Over 80 people came out and took part in the field day that included stops about food safety regulations, drip and orchard irrigation, trap crops, construction of hydroponic lettuce float beds, and greenhouse hydroponic production.  Check out the photos and video from the …

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