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Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows

  Christian Rodriguez of Live Oak, with his Brahman Heifer, Welu. Credit: Tyler Jones Audrey Bodiford, of Jay, FL, winner of the 2017 SRC Fair & Youth Livestock Show Spirit Award. Santa Rosa County Extension Agents have worked closely with the Santa Rosa County Fair over the last five years to grow the livestock show. …

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Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest

Seldom Rest Farm, Pulaski, TN was the overall winner of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest with their entry of extremely high quality alfalfa hay with a relative forage quality (RFQ) score was 269. The winners of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest were recognized on Tuesday, October 17 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.  …

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Cost-share Program to Grow Sales through an Export Market

A new program, hosted by the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is helping local farmers and producers maximize their growth potential through export sales! This program provides a scholarship to qualified recipients, which facilitates the development of a uniquely customized Agribusiness Export Marketing Plan. These plans assist “new-to-export” and “currently exporting” growers and value …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/13/cost-share-program-to-grow-sales-through-an-export-market/

Apply for the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program through July 31

The Southern Pine Beetle Florida Township Hazard Rating Map is based on a model developed by the USDA Forest Service. The model computes hazard scores based on input variables that estimate the density and basal area of the most susceptible host pine species (e.g., loblolly and shortleaf pine) and soil drainage characteristics. Each township score …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/apply-for-the-southern-pine-beetle-prevention-program-through-july-31/

Bust Boredom and Extend Learning through Summer

4-H summer programs allow youth to explore a variety of topics- from animal science to robotics! Photo credit: Heather Kent, UF IFAS Extension With the end of the school year approaching, many parents are puzzling over what to do with their children during the 8-10 weeks of summer vacation.  Fortunately, 4-H has the solution to …

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4-H Grows Leaders Through Military Partnership

The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. Since 1986, April has been designated Month of the Military Child. This allows us to acknowledge the significant role military youth play in our communities and honor them for their commitment and sacrifice. They are resilient …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/29/4-h-grows-leaders-through-military-partnership/

Growing Independence Through 4-H Clubs

Today is our final post for this year’s National Volunteer Week Celebration.  We’ve heard from several different types of volunteers- project club leaders, school volunteers, gardening volunteers and SPIN club volunteers.  Today we will hear from Mrs. Linda Jones, a Gadsden County 4-H Community Club Volunteer.  After retiring from a career of teaching, Mrs. Jones stopped …

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Free Online BQA Certification through April 15

Cattle ranchers have a great training opportunity for both themselves, and their employees.  For a limited time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) is covering the cost of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training.  BQA is more than just giving shots correctly.  BQA means training everyone who works in the beef industry about humane animal handling, proper …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/free-online-bqa-certification-through-april-15/

4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education

By 2050, the United Nations estimates that the total population will total around 9 billion people globally (United Nations: 2004). Meeting the challenge of addressing the needs of so many people is an opportunity for growth that can be gained through scientific developments and personal responsibility, areas in which 4-H eagerly works to educate youth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/19/4-h-teaches-youth-to-think-globally-and-act-locally-through-energy-conservation-education/

Florida 4-H Club Grows Compassion through Community Pride Grant

Fire Ants 4-H Club members prepare and serve meals for hospice patients and caregivers to develop compassion and empathy in their community. There are many genetic traits you’re born with that can’t be changed.  But what about traits such as compassion and empathy?  Can they be learned?  A new study conducted by the University of …

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