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Learn from UF/IFAS Extension experts at 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo

By Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – You can find out when to plant crops, how to can foods safely and how to use paper to pot plants from University of Florida experts at the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo. The Sunbelt Ag Expo, Oct .14-16 in Moultrie, Ga., is the largest agricultural expo in the …

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WFREC Extension Farm Field Day August 22

The West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) will be hosting the annual Extension Farm Field Day, on Friday, August 22.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM.  The farm tours will begin at 8:30 and conclude at noon, with a sponsored lunch to follow.  Following lunch there will be a one hour session for Core CEU’s …

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UF/IFAS Leon County Extension is Among First Three Commercial “Zero Net Energy” Buildings in Florida!

The old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” does not always apply. During a recent national webinar, research staff at the New Buildings Institute (NBI) headquartered in Vancouver, Washington profiled the University of Florida IFAS Leon County Extension building as a case study. This project proves that older office buildings can be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/18/ufifas-leon-county-extension-is-among-first-three-commercial-zero-net-energy-buildings-in-florida/

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the US Extension Service

4-H Corn Club youth showing a County Extension Agent that he had properly cultivated his corn. 1919. Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36694 Truly amazing things can happen in the span of 100 years.  In this day and age, however, where everything is expected to be “bigger-better-faster,” accomplishments over a 100 year …

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Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension offer Irrigation Workshop for Row Crop Producers

Because of increased irrigation throughout Northwest Florida, UF IFAS Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension are partnering to offer a morning workshop to help producers better utilize their irrigation systems and improve farm profitability.  We have three guest speakers that will be discussing topics pertinent to cotton, peanuts, and corn (see the schedule below).  Please …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/26/escambia-and-santa-rosa-county-extension-offer-irrigation-workshop-for-row-crop-producers/

UF/IFAS Extension collecting peanut butter donations for local food pantries

Extension Offices across the Panhandle of Florida are collecting unopened peanut butter jars to give to local food pantries. Take a Bite Out of Hunger in Your County! UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Peanut Producers have teamed up to promote a campaign to assist local food pantries all across the Panhandle of Florida.  Peanut butter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/20/ufifas-extension-collecting-peanut-butter-donations-for-local-food-pantries/

Larry Ford honored as the Northwest Florida Agricultural Innovator of the Year by UF/IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida

Larry Ford from Jackson County was honored as the 2012 Northwest Florida Agricultural Innovator of the Year by UF/IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in …

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UF/IFAS Extension Pesticide Applicator CEU Day August 21

University of Florida IFAS CEU Day Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Central) An opportunity for licensed pesticide applicators to earn CEUs will be held August 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT or 8:00 – 3:00 Central Tiem. An applicator will be able to …

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WFREC Extension Farm Field Day – August 14

West Florida Extension Farm Field Day West Florida Research and Education Center Jay Research Facility 4253 Experiment Road Jay, FL 32526 8:00 Registration 8:30 Field Tours 12:00 Catered lunch  Download the Field Day Flyer! FIELD DAY TOPICS Peanut and Cotton Varieties Cotton Disease Management Subsurface drip irrigation and fertigation Bioenergy Climatology Peanut Disease Management Weed …

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UF/IFAS Extension Surveying Bermuda & Bahia Pasture Decline

Tifton 85 hay field with 20% stand loss as compared to last year. Over the last several months, reports of stand losses and decline for both Bermuda and Bahia grass pastures and hay fields have been coming in to Extension Offices across the Southeast.  Some ranchers have lost 25%-40% of their stand in certain fields, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/22/ufifas-extension-surveying-bermuda-bahia-pasture-decline/

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