Monthly Archive: February 2013

Stay in Touch!

Did you know there are lots of ways to stay in touch with UF/IFAS Okaloosa Extension Office? You can visit this website regularly, but there are lots of other options! Join our “Subscribe” list! You can opt to get information on Living Well, Gardening, Youth, Natural Resources, Agriculture and more–you subscribe to the information you …

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It’s Not too Late! Sign up for Saves Challenge

It’s America Saves/Okaloosa Saves Week! Have your set your financial goal? That is the first step towards financial security! Set your goal and become a Saver at Okaloosa Saves Then be part of the America Saves Challenge! Register for the challenge by Saturday, March 2nd! For more info, see Financial Challenge.

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Will You Be Fertilizing For Pay in 2014?

If part of your job is fertilizing lawn areas, Florida statutes requires that you obtain a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer by January 1, 2014. In order to send in the application, you must complete the Green Industries Best Management Practices class. The next opportunity is March 12, 2013 at the Okaloosa County …

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Invasive Species in the Panhandle Workshop

Invasive Species program 2013

March 6. 2013 9:00 am – 3:00 pm CST Santa Rosa County Extension Office 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton, FL 32570  Video Conference Location: Walton County Extension Office This program will describe some of the more common and troublesome invasive exotic plants and animals in Northwest Florida and current methods being used for control. Register: A …

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Learn how to maintain a Florida lawn

Growing a lawn in Northwest Florida can be frustrating. With time, most people discover this. To help reduce the frustration, University of Florida Extension Agents from across the Panhandle designed a series of classes to teach homeowners how to maintain a Florida lawn. The classes will be offered by interactive video at the Okaloosa County …

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Okaloosa Sprayer Rodeo 2013

sprayer rodeo

Let us help you calibrate and adjust your sprayer so that you are ready to tackle the season!  Bring your sprayer, backpack to large sprayer rig!  Or just come and participate!   March 11 at Northwest Florida Fairgrounds, March 13 at Marshall Farms, Baker 8:00am Welcome, Jennifer Bearden, Agriculture, UF/IFAS Okaloosa County 8:10am How to your …

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10 Ways to Make Tax Season Easier

As April 15 draws near, many Americans are searching for ways to maximize their federal tax refunds. Knowing how critical it is for families to make every dollar count, University of Florida associate professor Michael Gutter, who specializes in family finances, offers 10 tips to saving time and money this tax season Read more at:  …

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Volunteers Needed

PLANTING DATE RESCHEDULE  If you have some time to spare we could use your help.  The retention area at our new office needs a repair.  Hundreds of plants need to be replanted.  We are working on Wednesday,  March 27.  For more info:  Volunteer Retention Area

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Coastal Master Naturalist Class: Registration Now Open

Walton, Bay & Okaloosa Extension, the University of Florida‐Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF‐IFAS) and participating organizations throughout the panhandle are offering a Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) module. The coastal system program module includes classroom instruction, field trips and practical interpretive experience related to the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues …

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Get Your BMP Certificate and Earn Pesticide CEUs

Just a reminder.  If you will be applying fertilizer to residential lawns in 2014, you must have a fertilizer license.  To apply for one you must first complete a Best Management Practices course.  The next opportunity is March 12, 2013 in Crestview from 8 – 4. The bonus is that you can earn the required pesticide …

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