Monthly Archive: February 2014

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Meeting & Visit to Potential Property

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Meeting & Visit to Potential 4-H Property Locations   Date:     February 27, 2014-Foundation Meeting Time:      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Place:     Escambia County Extension Office Agenda Role and Responsibilities of Escambia County 4-H Foundation – Dave Timberlake, Director for Executive Committee  Discussion of 4-H Property Purchase with Foundation …

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Dean Place’s Update on 4-H Property

  4-H LETTER FROM UF/IFAS DEAN NICK PLACE   Recent breaking events have been positive moves to advance the purchase of acreage for 4-H in Escambia County.  Please see the attached letter from Dr. Nick Place, Dean and Director for UF/IFAS Extension regarding moving forward. Click here for Dean Place’s Letter

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Buy Better. Eat Better. EFNEP

Families eat healthy and stay active through this fun, hands-on program.  EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) offers ongoing lessons that help families: *Save money on groceries *Plan and cook healthy meals *Make healthy food choices *Read food labels *Be more active “Since I started taking these nutrition classes, I’m eating healthier and I’m …

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You Can Grow Potatoes

These cold winter days make gardeners yearn for the warmth of April to be able to get their vegetable garden started, but they needn’t wait so long.  Late January through February are ideal times for establishing some potatoes in the garden.  When you are eating YOUR home-grown, fresh potatoes in May, you won’t even think …

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Aquaponics 101

Aquaponics is a process where fish produce nutrients for plants and the plants improve the water quality for the fish.  These systems can be used to produce either vegetables and greens and/or fish for a source of food.  Either as a hobby or a supplemental income aquaponics can be a great hobby.  This program will …

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Be Heart Smart – Make Heart Healthy Choices

February is more than Valentine candy, heart-shaped chocolates, and flowers.  February is also American Heart Month. American Heart Month is a national event sponsored by the American Heart Association.  It is designed to provide the public with nutritional information that could lead to a more healthful diet that is low in overall fats, saturated fat, …

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Green Industries Best Management Practices

Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) Course Friday, February 14, 2014 Any ‘for-hire’ horticulture professional who will be apply fertilizer to lawns as part of their business must be licensed. 8:00 am-3:30 pm central Santa Rosa County Extension Office: 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton Contact: Blake Thaxton, 623-3868 See flyer for details Register to Attend

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Families Eat Too Many Sofas

No, not the kind you sit on.  SoFAS stands for “Solid Fats and Added Sugars”.  Even though the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more that about 15% of daily calories come from SoFAS, Americans of both sexes and all ages get closer to about 35% of their daily calories from SoFAS – nearly 800 …

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