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Honey Bee Colony Numbers: National Trends Mixed, Florida Increasing

Photos by Judy Ludlow The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), conducted their ninth annual national survey of honey bee colony losses. Over 6,000 beekeepers completed the survey providing valuable information about honey bee colony numbers and health for the 2014/2015 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/22/honey-bee-colony-numbers-national-trends-mixed-florida-increasing/

July: National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month July: National Ice Cream Month Why not start this month off with a treat! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July (July 19th) as National Ice Cream Day! Actually, the whole month of July is supposed to be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/16/july-national-ice-cream-month/

National Forage Week June 21-27

Cattle graze on Bermudagrass at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo #NationalForageWeek The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) is introducing National Forage Week for the first time June 21–27, 2015.  Slightly less than 2 percent of the total U.S. population lives on a farm, making it more difficult for the general public to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/27/national-forage-week-june-21-27/

S.H.A.R.E. During National Pollinator Week – June 15-21, 2015

Everyone with a landscape can make a difference for pollinators.  Simply Having Areas Reserved for the Environment enables homeowners, land managers, farmers, individuals, corporations, schools, roadside managers, and golf courses to increase the number of pollinators in the area by making conscious choices to include plants that provide essential habitat for bees, bats, birds, butterflies, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/28/s-h-a-r-e-during-national-pollinator-week-june-15-21-2015/

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) – February 22-28, 2015

Many plants and animals have been introduced to new regions for centuries, as people have discovered new lands.  These transient species are known as non-natives, and can become invasive. Invasive species occur throughout the world and may blend in, be nondescript or highly attractive; they can be plant or animal; terrestrial or aquatic; they may …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/23/national-invasive-species-awareness-week-nisaw-february-22-28-2015/

Be Prepared. Be Ready. Stay Safe: National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014

May 25 – 31, 2014 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This week is a good time to prepare your family, property, and pets for severe weather situations. The dangers of a hurricane are numerous:  heavy rainfall, flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and in our coastal areas, high tide and rip currents. UF/IFAS Extension has information to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/28/be-prepared-be-ready-stay-safe-national-hurricane-preparedness-week-2014/

Celebrate National Ag Day March 25

March 25th is National Ag Day, a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.As the world population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources produced in the United States. The National …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/25/celebrate-national-ag-day-march-25/

National Invasive Species Awareness Week March 1st-9th

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country, Northwest Florida contains many unique upland, wetland, and marine habitats which house a variety of plants and animals. Invasive species are non-native or exotic species that do not naturally occur in an area and cause harm to the environment, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/28/national-invasive-species-awareness-week-march-1st-9th/

4-H National Youth Science Day

Looking at two different plans designed by group Drawing a map layer Teens and staff training to teach NYSD Material     October 6-12 was National 4-H Week, and more than 6 million young people across the country celebrated the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and the incredible 4-H’ers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/25/4-h-national-youth-science-day/

Northwest Agents Win National Award Thanks to Volunteers

The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents has awarded the 4-H agents in the Northwest Extension District of Florida their national award for Excellence in 4-H Volunteerism.  This award is given to the agent or group of agents who show(s) an unequaled dedication to providing quality volunteer development programs. In our district, each county provides local volunteer training …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/08/northwest-agents-win-national-award-thanks-to-volunteers/

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