Gulf Coast Small Farms Field Day

All commercial vegetable growers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Spring Field Day that will be held on May 29th at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research Education Center (4253 Experiment Way, Jay Florida). This year’s field day stops include high tunnel organic tomatoes, high tunnel cucumbers, watermelon variety trial, disease identification control in melons, and …

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Water Quality Update – Texar Looks Fine – May 22, 2015

FDEP only sampled 6 of their 20 stations this week. Of the ones we are currently monitoring only Bayou Texar was sampled. Texar has no problems this week.   HEALTH ADVISORIES – week 1 (Bayou Chico), week 2 (0), week 3 (0) FISH KILLS – week 1 (0), week 2 (8), week 3 (0). RED …

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Searching for Inshore Lionfish this Summer

In the recent addition of Gulf of Mexico Science a short paper was published describing a small (< 0.5″) lionfish collected by a research team from Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Big Lagoon in September of 2013.  The team was working on another project when they came across the well hidden little fish in the grass …

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Escambia County Extension joins with Career Source EscaRosa to provide career training for military youth

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  Escambia County Extension is partnering with CareerSource EscaRosa to provide free career training seminars for military personel.  If you are between the ages of 16 and 24 and are part of an active or retired military family and would like to join any of the seminars available, please visit Career Source EscaRosa to register.

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3 Ways You Can Help Keep Our Bay Healthy

Following a previous article on the number of ways you can help sea turtles, this week we will look at ways that local residents can help keep our waterways clean. Poor water quality is a concern all over the country, and so it is locally as well. When we have heavy rain all sorts of …

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It’s not too late to sign up for 4-H summer camp!

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Summer camp is always an exciting part of any youth’s summer fun. Camp Timpoochee on Choctawhatchee Bay in Niceville, FL does not disappoint. Any youth age 8-17 can attend this week long camp June 8-12. Sign up with the 4-H office now! You can find registration information and details about camp here. We would love …

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5 Things You Can Do to Help Sea Turtles During Nesting Season

It is May and this is the official beginning of the sea turtle nesting season. These ancient creatures have followed this nesting cycle for centuries traveling the open ocean, feeding and resting on reefs, then returning to shore in the spring and summer to breed and lay their eggs on beaches and barrier islands. What …

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4-H Garden to Plate Day Camp – Register Now!

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  Find more information and registration forms for this and other day camp here!

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ESCAROSA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Open Hive Workshop and BBQ

The ESCAROSA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION invites you to the Open Hive Workshop and BBQ on May 16, 2015 from 8 am to 3 pm.  The event will be held in the home garden of Joe and Nancy Tavernetti, 1110 Bauer Road, Pensacola, Florida.  Throughout the day, beekeepers will provide workshops and demonstrations at three open hive …

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4-H Orientation for Prospective Member Parents and Volunteers

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We have had an upsurge of interest in the 4-H program here in Escambia County. Many of you are wanting more information about how you can volunteer, start a club, or get your youth involved and we would like to respond to your enthusiasm with a 4-H Orientation this Thursday, May 7th. From 5:30pm – …

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