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So What’s Good with Local Seafood?

Shrimping in the Gulf of Mexico.Photo: NOAA Actually, if you like seafood – it’s all good! However, not everyone does and sometimes when this question is asked they are interested in not how it taste but where the seafood came from.   In recent years, there has been a move across the country to learn …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/19/so-whats-good-with-local-seafood/

Ground Pearls, the Peril of Local Lawns

Typical ground pearl damage to lawn. Photo Credit: Larry Williams There are numerous reasons why maintaining a North Florida lawn is challenging and ultimately frustrating. One such reason is ground pearls. Ground pearls, small-scale insects that bother turfgrass roots, are soil dwelling pests that are not much of a problem in northern lawns. But they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/10/ground-pearls-the-peril-of-local-lawns/

The Florida Master Naturalist Program Training Local AmeriCorps Volunteers

By: Laura Tiu and Sheila Dunning   For the second year in a row, University of Florida Extension Agents Sheila Dunning (horticulture) and Laura Tiu (marine science) taught a Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Coastal Module to a newly recruited AmeriCorps group in Okaloosa and Walton counties. The AmeriCorps members have been recruited to work …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/31/the-florida-master-naturalist-program-training-local-americorps-volunteers/

Local Bluebirds Have Started Nesting

Bluebirds are very energetic birds. If you enjoy watching wildlife in your yard, now is a fantastic time to put up a few bluebird houses. You might gain hours of entertainment watching all the hard work these small birds put into gathering materials to build nests and gather food to feed their chicks. In the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/18/local-bluebirds-have-started-nesting/

Local Farmers Inspire the Next Generation about Agriculture

Fred and Bobby teaching a group of 4-Hers about goats. Fred and Bobbie Golden relocated to Jefferson County from Lakeland, Florida in 2000 to establish Golden Acres Ranch LLC.  The sixty-three-acre ranch is home to one of the largest mayhaw ponds in the region, grass fed goat & sheep, free-range chickens, guineas, pet boarding, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/03/local-farmers-inspire-the-next-generation-about-agriculture/

Friday Feature: Florida Ranchers Working Together to Supply Local Beef

A new cooperative, Florida Cattle Ranchers LLC is developing a branded beef program to supply Florida born and raised beef to Florida consumers.  Their slogan is “Rare Beef – Well Done.”  This week’s featured video highlights what this group of cattle producers is striving to accomplish. Florida Cattle Ranchers, LLC is pleased to present our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/25/friday-feature-florida-ranchers-working-together-to-supply-local-beef/

Tropical Sod Webworms Active in Local Lawns

Tropical sod webworms have been active in local lawns during the past few weeks here in North Florida. All of our warm season turf grasses are susceptible to these pests. Sod webworms are not consistently a problem every year. Some years their numbers are low enough that they are not a problem. Some years we …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/03/tropical-sod-webworms-active-in-local-lawns/

Support Your Local Growers’ Markets

Carrots and squash at the Lake Ella Growers’ Market. Photo by Jennifer Taylor. When you think of farmers’ markets, what is that comes to mind? Is it the customers perusing the tables, the vendors organizing their displays, the variety of colors of the fruits and vegetables, the aromas of many types of baked breads, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/01/support-your-local-growers-markets/

Tupelo Honey – Rich in Local History and Medicinal Value

The Annual Tupelo Honey Festival will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 9 AM – 4 PM at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. It’s an exciting event, and your chance to take part in this local delicacy. Area honey producers will be on hand, selling their honey in a variety of sizes. There will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/13/tupelo-honey-rich-in-local-history-and-medicinal-value/

Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for February?

There has been an increase interest, from both visitors and residents, in purchasing local seafood.  Here we are going to define local seafood as anything caught or grown within 200 miles of your location.  For Pensacola that includes Alabama, Mississippi, and much of Louisiana; for St. Mark’s that would include the Big Bend and much …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/08/enjoying-local-seafood-whats-in-peak-season-for-february/

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