Monthly Archive: September 2013

Fall: Florida’s Best Gardening Season Seminar at Crestview Library

Fall should be our busiest gardening season in North Florida. It’s a more comfortable time to be outdoors. Many plants only do well when planted during the cooler weather of fall. Fall planted trees and shrubs have a higher survival rate as compared to those planted in spring. Many nurseries have a better selection of …

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2013 Fall Home & Garden Expo

The Fall Home and Garden Expo will take place Saturday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. The expo is brought to you by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counties (BIA).  The Home & Garden Expo will feature exhibits of …

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Make a Difference Monday!

Par Pro, the 5 Minute Club Meeting and use of the 4-H Emblem are the topics for Make A Difference Monday’s session 2. 4-H Volunteers and Teen Leaders, meet in the Conference Room at the Okaloosa County Extension Office at 6 pm 9.16.13 for this session. Remember, all attendees go in the drawing for a …

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Ornamental and Turf Pesticide License Review and Exam

If you apply restricted-use pesticides to sports fields, on golf courses or at plant nurseries, the state of Florida requires an Ornamental and Turf pesticide applicators license. The next opportunity to attend a review session and take the exam will be on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  For more information: OrnamentalandTurf2013[1]

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CORE Pesticide License Review and Exam

In order to obtain an agricultural pesticide license ( Private Applicator, Ornamental and Turf, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way, etc.) you must first pass the General Standards (CORE) exam.  There is an opportunity to attend a review session, followed by administration of the exam on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 8:00 – 11:00 am.  For more information: COREPesticideTraining2013[1][1]

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Women & Money: Unique Issues

UF/IFAS Extension Offices in Okaloosa, Walton & Santa Rosa counties are offering a Women and Money: Unique Issues educational series. At some point in their life, women are likely to be solely responsible for financial decision making. This series is designed to provide women with information and encouragement about being financially successful. No matter where …

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Teaching Children to Save Winners

We are pleased to recognize the winners of the 2013 “Teaching Children to Save” project sponsored by Okaloosa Saves Coalition and UF/Okaloosa County Extension. This is one of many programs coordinated by the University of Florida/Okaloosa County Extension Office. For “Teaching Children to Save,” parents and grandparents were encouraged to talk with their children about …

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Best Management Practices

The year is passing quickly.  If applying fertilizer to lawn areas is something you get paid to do, Florida Statutes requires a fertilizer license beginning January 1, 2014.  To submit an application you must complete a Best Management Practices class.  The next opportunity is October 1, 2013.  The cost is $20.  Please call 689-5850 to …

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