Home & Community Education

Formosan Termite Workshop

With the beginning of spring comes the influx of insects, including termites.  In Okaloosa County, the exotic Formosan Termite, capable of doing significant damage to homes is one that we have to monitor.  If you want to learn more about the species, the damage it cause, ways of protecting your property and controlling the pest, plan …

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2015 Home Show includes lawn and garden seminars

This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include lawn and gardening seminars. The Home Show will be held March 7 and 8 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. On Saturday, March 7 at 9:30 am, Master Gardener Margaret Stewart will provide a …

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Post Flood Resources

The month of May and after is going to be a time of recovery for Northwest Florida.  On April 30th, 2014 many residents awoke, if they slept at all, to drenched neighborhoods and all of the damage and destruction that followed.  This storm took most by surprise.  Though recovery may be slow and tough at …

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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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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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June 8th Sale

Join us for the 2013 HCE Indoor Craft & Yard Sale on June 8th, 7 AM-1 PM.  This will be at the new UF Extension Office–3098 Airport Road in Crestview.  There will be local artisans with great crafts and items for sale.  Plus it’s a great time to purchase fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers.  …

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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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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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