Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. EEE most often infects horses but can infect humans.  There is no vaccine for humans and approximately 1/3 of those infected die of the disease. The majority of those who survive, suffer brain damage.  The mortality rate in horses is 70-90%.  Fortunately for …

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Rabies found in Okaloosa County

On June 27, 2017, a rabies alert was issued for the 32547 zip code in Fort Walton Beach. The alert is set to expire in 60 days.  A feral cat tested positive for rabies in that area.  Residents should be cautious around feral and wild animals. Mammals are infected by the rabies virus. This virus …

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Panhandle Equine Health and Management Workshop 2017

The Okaloosa County Extension Office will be hosting an Equine Health and Management Workshop. January 30, 2017 6-9PM Okaloosa County Extension Office 3098 Airport Road Crestview, FL We will be demonstrating how we perform Fecal Egg Counts in horses and how we use that number to deworm our horses more efficiently.  Deworming on a regular …

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Fall Armyworms marching through wildlife food plots

Fall armyworms were found this week in clover food plots in Okaloosa County.  This pest can completely defoliate a field in an about a week. They have a wide range of host plants such as grasses, clovers, cotton, soybeans, corn, peanuts, and tomatoes. Fall Armyworms overwinter in southern Florida and southern Texas. The moths or …

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Crop Production Meeting 2016

Okaloosa and Walton county farmers are invited to attend the annual Crop Production Meeting.  A meal will be provided thanks to generous sponsors.  Please RSVP by February 2nd at 850-689-5850. February 4, 2016 5:45PM-8:00PM Okaloosa County Extension Office 3098 Airport Road Crestview, FL  32539 Agenda: 5:45pm-6:10pm     Welcome and Dinner 6:10pm-7:00pm     New Technologies in Weed Management—Dr. Ramon …

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Wild about Deer: Game Processing Program

When hunting, food safety begins in the field.  The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. Your goal should be to prevent the contents of the digestive …

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2015 Fall Cattle Seminar

University of Florida IFAS Extension in cooperation with the Panhandle Cattlemen’s Association is pleased to announce the: 2015 Fall Cattle Seminar September 10, 2015 3:45-7:15pm  Paxton Ag Center 22036 HWY 331 North, Paxton, FL RSVP to haneyc@ufl.edu or 850-892-8172 Cost is $5 For more information:  2015 Fall Cattle Seminar Flyer

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Pasture Management Series

May 7, 2015 (6-8pm) Forages 101 Grazing Management May 14, 2015 (6-8pm) Hay Quality Weeds including toxic weeds University of Florida IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office 3098 Airport Road Crestview, Fl Cost is $20 for the series. RSVP: 850-689-5850 or bearden@ufl.edu or Register online  

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Pond Management Workshops 2015

Two Programs to Choose From: April 28, 20159am-Noon Okaloosa County Extension Office 3098 Airport Road Crestview, Fl Cost is $10 per person 2.0 Aquatic or Private Ag CEUs Topics: · Aquatic Weed Control · Fish and Vegetation Management RSVP to 689-5850 or bearden@ufl.edu Pay with Credit Card April 28, 20156pm-8pmWalton County Extension Office 732 North 9th St …

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Cool Season Forage Field Day

April 16, 2015 3-7pm Cost is $10 per person A meal is included in the cost. Please RSVP by Monday, April 13th by calling 850-689-5850 or emailing bearden@ufl.edu The field day will be held at Donnie Fling’s Farm on Lake Ella Road, Crestview. Map to Field Day Location

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