Monthly Archive: September 2014

Recreational Red Grouper Fishing Closing in Federal Waters

FWC announced today (Sep 30) that recreational fishing for red grouper in federal waters (9-200 nautical miles offshore) will close October 4 and remain closed until December 31.  For more information visit www.MyFWC.com

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2014 Escambia County Ag Innovator and Farm Family

Brent, Janice, and their four children: Blake, Brian, Allison, and Bryce own and operate Yoder Family Farm, a 100-acre farm in northern Escambia County. Though Brent farms, he also works as a nurse practitioner at the Atmore Family Practice two days a week and also is a site wellness nurse two half days each week. …

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Choosing Local Seafood

More and more locals and visitors to the Gulf coast are interested in purchasing fresh local seafood.  Escambia County Extension Agents Dorothy Lee and Rick O’Connor will be presenting a program entitled FLORIDA SEAFOOD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS where we will discuss the benefits of eating local seafood, when different species are in season, tips on …

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Boating Safety; Reading a Mariner’s Compass: part 8 of 16

In this day of inexpensive GPS many boaters have little or no need of a compass. However electronics sometimes fail and the smarter captain will have some knowledge on how to navigate with a mariner’s compass. To do this the captain should have access to NOAA navigation charts and have determined the DEVIATION of their …

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Barrineau Park 4-H Club Celebrates 100 Years

Escambia County 4-H club celebrates its Centennial as oldest continuous club in Florida. CANTONMENT, Fla. — In 1914, cattle in Escambia County grazed in open fields. The fledgling aviation industry, with its flimsy bi-planes and open-air cockpits, got the first United States Navy flight school in Pensacola. Air-conditioning was mere rumor. And University of Florida …

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Pecan Field Day Set for September 16 in Monticello

The annual Florida Pecan Field Day will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at the Jefferson County Extension Office in Monticello. All pecan growers are invited to attend. As with all commodities, success with pecans depends on managing pests, reducing production costs and effective marketing. This year’s program responds with a focus on Integrated Pest …

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Inshore Lionfish Final Report for 2014 – September 5

The original plan for the inshore lionfish survey was to do weekly dives during July and August. After a dive on August 31 the team did not see a lionfish at any of the inshore reefs or structures. We did have 2 unverified reports of lionfish from residents. One was mid summer at Ft. McRee …

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Growing a Fall Garden

Escambia Extension is offering a hands-on workshop for novice gardeners to learn the basics of Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening. The entire class will be outside utilizing raised beds and in ground planting areas. Participants will be learning about soil preparation, seeding and transplanting techniques, vegetable thinning, and general care until harvest. Class size is limited …

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