Monthly Archive: June 2013

Be a Smart picknicker

It’s time for all the fun things that summer brings, like picnics, potlucks, and outdoor gatherings. As things heat up outside don’t forget the basic rules of food safety. Stay out of the temperature “danger zone” by keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold to reduce your risk for foodborne illness. To learn more …

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Retirement Webinar

Are you saving enough for retirement? Do you know how much you need to save? Confused about different retirement accounts? Want information from a source you can trust? Learn the answers and more by participating in the Building Your Finances for Retirement webinar for UF/IFAS Extension Thursday, June 20 from 11:30 to 12:30 PM CT …

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2013 Turfgrass Expo & Field Day

There is something for the professional and homeowner at the 19th Annual Turfgrass Expo & Field Day. You’ll see and learn the newest in the areas of lawn grass varieties, weed control and many other topics related to selecting, establishing and maintaining a Florida lawn.  This University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) …

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Kudzu bug has made its way to Okaloosa County

I collected a kudzu bug and eggs from a kudzu patch in the Dorcas community.  These bugs are non-native.  They may have a significant impact on agriculture in our county as well as being a nuisance to residents. Kudzu bugs are a type of stink bug and can irritate eyes and mucous membranes. Kudzu bugs …

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Limited Pesticide Training and Exam

The next opportunity to attend the 6 hour training and exam is July 9, 2013 at Ewing Irrigation 632 NW Lovejoy Rd in Ft. Walton Bch. Click here for more information.

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Great CEU Round-up

If you are needing CEUs in some of the hard to find categories such as: Ag Row, Ag Tree, Aerial, Aquatic, Natural Areas, Right of Way and others, click on this to see an opportunity to earn 4 or more CEUs: FTGA IFAS CEU Day.  The event will be delivered to multiple locations on July 10, 2013.  …

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