Tag Archive: August

August 8 : Sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day!

Can you believe it is that time of year already to sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch! Honestly, it is a day to celebrate. And celebrate we should! It is the lucky neighbor who profits from the gardeners abundant harvest. Nonetheless, what can one do with all that zucchini? The late, Julia Child bestows …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/08/august-8-sneak-some-zucchini-on-your-neighbors-porch-day/

Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month

Most of us are willing to go to the doctor or the dentist, which are both part of taking care of our health. However, do you go to the eye doctor? If not, you definitely should add it to your healthy lifestyle regime. Eye exams at every age and stage of life can help you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/06/keep-an-eye-on-your-eye-health-august-is-national-eye-exam-month/

August Weather Summary, Hurricane Hermine & September Outlook

Rainfall estimates for August 2016 from the National Weather Service. For much of the Panhandle August was an improvement over July with more adequate rainfall scattered across the region.  Portions of the coastal counties received over 10″ (hot pink), while there were a number of inland pockets that received less than 4″ (tan).  Most of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/02/august-weather-summary-hurricane-hermine-september-outlook/

FAMU Workshop Focuses on Soil Health August 31

Soil Health and Quality Workshop August 31, 2016 Florida A&M University will be hosting “Healthy Soils Grow Great Plants!” on Wednesday, August 31 from 9AM to 4PM at the FAMU Extension and Research Center, 4259 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy, FL 32352. The fee for the workshop is $ 5 per person. Please call (850) 599-3546 no …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/12/famu-workshop-focuses-on-soil-health-august-31/

August Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/05/august-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

Crops in Season: August

As much as I wanted to write about Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Day, celebrated on August 8, it was difficult because zucchini, a summer squash, takes a two-month hiatus during July and August, the warmest Florida summer months.  Nevertheless, there is quite a variety of produce growing locally (within 100 miles) of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/30/crops-in-season-august/

Jackson County to host Cattlemen’s Tour August 9

Bill Conrad, who operates a custom harvesting service talked provided a baleage demonstration at the 2015 JCCA Cattlemen’s Tour. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a ranch tour on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.  Cattle producers from the the tri-state region are invited to participate in this sponsored event. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/29/jackson-county-to-host-cattlemens-tour-august-9/

Fall Vegetable Gardening Workshop August 6

Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu Matt Lollar is the Jackson County Horticulture Agent. He has 5 years of experience with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and he began his career in Sanford, FL as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent. Matt is originally from Belle Fontaine, AL. He earned his MS and BS degrees in Horticulture Production …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/20/fall-vegetable-gardening-workshop-august-6/

Alabama Beef Cattle Conference August 13

Cattle producers are cordially invited and encouraged to attend the 2016 Beef Cattle Conference to be held at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena on the Auburn University campus on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  Please contact me if you think you will attend and need assistance.  The department is waiving the registration fee for youth. This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/alabama-beef-cattle-conference-august-13/

August and September Panhandle Weather Summary

August was another very dry month for much of the Panhandle. Drought busting rains did come finally at the end of September, but was not at all uniform across the region, and  came too late in the year to boost crop yields.  While the heavy rains fell at the very end of September, were great …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/03/august-and-september-panhandle-weather-summary/

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