Monthly Archive: April 2013

Savings tips straight to your phone!

We know that saving money isn’t always top of mind. That’s why Okaloosa Saves , along with America Saves campaign, is launching a new text message service to keep you motivated to save as part of Financial Literacy Month. Now, when you take the SAVES PLEDGE you can choose to receive text message tips and …

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Can You Afford It?

Have you ever been in this situation? You are with friends and they suggest going somewhere for dinner. Your finances are tight and you really can’t afford to eat out at the pricey place suggested. What would you do? 1. Admit you don’t have the funds and say, “I really can’t afford it.” 2. Keep …

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Pride of HCE Announced for Okaloosa County

Nita Hall, Progressive HCE Member, was recognized today as the “Pride of HCE” at the Okaloosa Home & Community Education Council Meeting. Mrs. Hall received this honor at the county and district levels for her years of service to HCE and the University of Florida/IFAS Extension program in Okaloosa County. Congratulations, Nita! Shown in photo:  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/04/19/pride-of-hce-announced-for-okaloosa-county/

Landscape Problems: Diseases and Weeds

If you are in search of pesticide CEUs or just have an interest in a disease or weed Landscape Problem[1]   plan on attending Friday, May 17, 2013.

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Master Gardener Native Plant Sale

The Okaloosa County Master Gardeners will hold a Plant Sale featuring native plants. The Native Plant Sale will take place Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach.  Florida has the greatest wealth of native plants for use in the home landscape as compared to …

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Teaching Children to Save

Teaching young people the value of savings and managing money is an important life skill. We hope you will join us in our efforts to spread the savings message, “Start Small, Think Big.” The annual Okaloosa Saves “Teaching Children to Save” project will be held April 22-July 31 2013. Since 2004, youth have deposited $221,119.12 …

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Limited Pesticide Training & CEU

Click here to see: Limited Training in Jackson County this month

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Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

The 5th Annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference promises to inform and inspire agricultural innovators.  Join us August 2-4 in Kissimmee, Florida for farm tours, a trade show, networking opportunities, live animal exhibits, hands-on workshops, and delicious locally-grown food! Don’t miss this chance to learn more about farming as well as alternative enterprises …

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Walton County Earth Day Festival & 5K Run/Walk~April 20th, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, the University of Florida IFAS Extension, Florida Sea Grant, and Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invite you to participate in the 5th Annual Walton County Earth Day Festival & 5K Race on April 20, 2013 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Join us …

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