Monthly Archive: November 2014

FWC Makes Changes to the Red Grouper Bag Limit

In 2013 the recreational catch limit for red grouper was exceeded.  Because of this the 2014 season was reduced in federal waters.  In response many Florida anglers and for-hire captains requested a change in the bag limit to avoid a shorten season next year.  During the November 20 meeting in Key Largo the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission …

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Is Your Holiday Turkey in JEOPARDY?

Defrosted on the counter, prestuffed, slow-baked, partially cooked, stored whole without carving…? If any of these situations sounds like your usual Thanksgiving dinner preparation plans, you may be putting your turkey in jeopardy. Mistake 1. Defrosting at Room Temperature “We’ve always done it that way…There’s no room in the refrigerator…We forgot it was in the …

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Food Safety Plan Workshop: Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual

If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your fruit and / or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one-day workshop is for you! Most intermediate or large chain store buyers now require some level of food safety program from each farm before they buy. This workshop, to be held at the …

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FREE Fire Curriculum and Workshops for Educators (Adults Only)

Fire in Southern Ecosystems (FISE) is a curriculum and an educator training program that provides information and tools to teach students in grades 3-12 about fire’s natural role in the Southeast. FISE is FREE to educators of all types—teachers, nature center or park staff, home school parents, Scout and 4-H leaders, camp counselors, etc. In-Service …

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2014 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course

The 2014 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course will be held December 15 & 16, 2014 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center Auburn Alabama. Continuing Education Units will be offered in Nutrient Management, Soil & Water Management, Integrated Pest Management, Crop Management, and Professional Development. Registration is required. A special hotel …

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Lions in the Gulf… Tigers in the Bay

This catchy phrase coined by Robert Turpin (Escambia County Marine Resources Division) describes the new invader to our marine waters. Many coastal residents are aware of the invasive lionfish that has invaded our local reefs but few have probably heard of the Asian Tiger Shrimp. This member of the penaid shrimp family, the same family …

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