Escambia County Extension Calendar

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September is Food Safety Month

The prime causes of foodborne illness are a collection of bacteria with tongue-twisting names.  These organisms can become unwelcome guest at potlucks, picnics, and the dinner table. They are in a wide range of foods, including meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, coconut, chocolate, seafood, and even water. Careless food handling sets the stage for …

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The World of Worms… Part 2 of 3

In the first article of this series we discussed the how unpleasant the subject of worms were but how beneficial many species are to our environment. We highlighted the flatworms and this week we will look at the roundworms. There are a variety of round-shaped worms but the term “roundworm” is usually associated with the …

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Dissolved Oxygen Levels Low in Upper Escambia Bay; water quality update for Aug 28

After the heavy rains and high bacteria counts last week, things seem to be returning to normal. Not all stations were sampled but those that were bacteria levels were low, however the dissolved oxygen concentrations in upper Escambia Bay are also low. Mackey Cove (near UWF) reported 3.7 ppm and Floridatown reported 1.5 ppm (hypoxic). …

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4-H Award and Recognition Banquet

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The World of Worms… Part 1 of 3

I am afraid worms are not the most pleasant topic to write about but few people know much about them. I was once told when I was a student that if you wanted to become known as a scientist study worms, no one else is.   When we hear the term “worm” negative things enter …

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Applications Available for Master Gardener Program

Applications are now available for the 2016 Master Gardener training program. If you want to learn about gardening and give back to the community as a volunteer, contact Escambia Extension office at 475-5230 or email bbolles@ufl.edu to request an application. You may also stop by to pick one up. Deadline is September 11, 2015.

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Bringing the Indigo Back to the Panhandle

With great interest I read this week that the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation in central Florida has begun a project to reintroduce the federally listed Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais cooper) to the Florida Panhandle; where there have been no verified sightings since the late ‘90s. The Eastern Indigo is the largest nonvenomous snake …

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Escambia County 4-H’ers take Florida 4-H University

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Mastery of skills is an important tenant of 4-H. Each year, youth across Escambia County pursue educational projects that help them develop knowledge in areas such as raising livestock, robotics, leadership and citizenship, environmental and outdoor education, shooting sports, and marine science. As part of a project, youth can choose to demonstrate their skills in …

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E-15 Gasoline is Here… marine motors and lawn care providers should be aware

Okay… Let’s start at the beginning. We began drilling oil over 100 years ago. The crude was refined into kerosene, gasoline, plastics, and other products that have completely changed our lives. A huge international industry developed from the drilling and employed who knows how many people. But then a few problems began to emerge…   …

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KlaasKIDS and 4-H Partner for Search and Rescue Education

Summer day camps are an important part of 4-H, not only because we are able to reach youth that might not otherwise be able to benefit from 4-H programs, but also because of the depth of content we are able to provide. Safety and self-awareness are a particularly vital …

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