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UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge Tackles Hunger in the Panhandle

Paul Davis, 4-H youth development agent (L), and Julie McConnell, horticulture agent (R), both with UF/IFAS Extension Bay County, stand next to peanut butter donations. This year, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County collected 866 jars of peanut butter. Samantha Grenrock, UF/IFAS Communications Service Thanks to a partnership of the University of Florida Institute of Food and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/17/ufifas-extension-peanut-butter-challenge-tackles-hunger-in-the-panhandle/

UF/IFAS Extension is Seeking Information from Cattle Producers

Attention Florida Beef Cattle Producers: Your help is needed! Professional Development and Educational Programs are vital to keeping the Florida cattle industry on the cutting edge of new research and Best Management Practices. UF/IFAS Extension needs your help with important information. Currently a graduate student at the University of Florida is conducting research to determine …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/11/ufifas-extension-is-seeking-information-from-cattle-producers/

Learn to Relax with Gardening Advice from UF/IFAS Extension

Growing wildflowers is great for pollinators and for you! Credit: UF/IFAS   With fall weather finally giving us a break from the heat of summer, this is the perfect time for North Florida residents to get outside and try their hands at gardening. Not only is gardening rewarding for the beautiful flowers or tasty vegetables …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/26/learn-to-relax-with-gardening-advice-from-ufifas-extension/

Horse Genetics Online Extension Course begins June 27

Introducing a new Extension Course:  Horse Genetics Location: 100% Internet based course Certificate of completion awarded at the conclusion of the course! Instructor: Dr. Samantha Brooks Teaching Assistant: Laura Patterson Rosa, DVM Cost: $ 200.00 Course Description: The art of horse breeding has shaped equine genetics since domestication, yet most horse professionals have little understanding of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/horse-genetics-online-extension-course-begins-june-27/

Search for Extension Information Nationwide

Ever get frustrated searching for information on agricultural topics?  Typically a Google search provides links to commercial sites, advertisements, and all sorts of websites that don’t have what you are searching for.  While the University of Florida’s fact sheet web site, called EDIS, has excellent information on a wide range of topics, there is also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/23/search-for-extension-information-nationwide/

Leon County Extension Launches “Adopt-a-Garden” Volunteer Program

Volunteers after lots of hard work mulching and adding compost to eight raised beds at The Shelter garden. Have you ever been interested in volunteering at a school or community garden? Are you involved with a garden that could use some help? Well, UF/IFAS Leon County Extension recently started an Adopt-a-Garden program for volunteers to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/14/leon-county-extension-launches-adopt-a-garden-volunteer-program/

West Florida Extension Farm Field Day August 27th

All are invited to attend the 2015 Extension Farm Field Day  that will be held on Thursday, August 27th at the UF/IFAS WFREC (4253 Experiment Road, Hwy 182, Jay, FL 32565).  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. with tours beginning at 8:30.   Lunch will be generously provided through agribusiness sponsorship. Florida and Alabama restricted pesticide license renewal CEUs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/15/west-florida-extension-farm-field-day-august-27th/

Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Market Cow 101

Market Cow 101 is an evening workshop that will be offered on Thursday, April 9th at Perdido River Farms in Poarch, AL at 5 pm.  Dr. Frank Owsley, Auburn Livestock Specialist, will cover Market Cow Evaluations, handling cattle, antibiotic use and treatment, and permanent identification methods.  A meal will be served, so please pre-register by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/28/alabama-cooperative-extension-offers-market-cow-101/

UF/IFAS Extension to Help Farm Families Secure their Financial Future

The Barton Family. Photo by Shepard Eubanks, UF/IFAS Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, UF/IFAS Communications Services & Michael Gutter, UF/IFAS Finical Management Specialist For Bonifay farmer and rancher Ken Barton, business and family is more than just a balancing act – it is his livelihood. Barton is 10 years away from retirement, and concerned about how he …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/07/ufifas-extension-to-help-farm-families-secure-their-financial-future/

UF/IFAS Extension will Host Farm Bill Trainings in January

Farmers have some decisions to make about the new risk management programs created by the recent Farm Bill.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Time To Start Thinking About The Farm Bill In late September, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, announced the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools.  He further announced that farm owners could begin to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/ufifas-extension-will-host-farm-bill-trainings-in-january/

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