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National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10

For nearly 40 years, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated as an opportunity to express gratitude for all that grandparents do for families and communities.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau Profile, America Facts for Features, in 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.  In 1978, President Jimmy Carter …

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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/

February is National Snack Food Month

February has been designated National Snack Month by the Snack Food Association of America, and the National Potato Promotion Board. As Americans, the one thing that we can all agree on is our love of snacks. Snack sales in the United States top $ 60 Billion annually. The snack foods that we tend to reach …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/14/february-is-national-snack-food-month/

National Beekeeper Reports Reveal a Significant Decline in Colonies, Production, and Income

Bees and Brood. Photo by Judy Biss It has been a tough year for beekeepers.  Two recent national reports revealed that beekeepers suffered the triple whammy of colony loss, reduced honey production, and lower prices, all of which ultimately reduced income over this past production year. The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/national-beekeeper-reports-reveal-a-significant-decline-in-colonies-production-and-income/

Red Hills Small Farm Alliance Recognized by National Farm Credit for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Customers can buy plants through the Red Hills Online Market. Photo by Cassie Dillman. Announced at the National Ag Day in Washington, D.C., the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance (RHSFA) became one of the Top 100 Honorees recognized by the National Farm Credit System for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/16/red-hills-small-farm-alliance-recognized-by-national-farm-credit-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation/

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Our volunteers help make clubs, camps, and other educational programs possible so that we can Grow 4-H in Florida!  Photo credit: National 4-H Council Sunday, April 10th, marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week.  A recent study found that volunteers are directly responsible for teaching as much as 50% of the life skills a youth learns through the 4-H …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/08/happy-national-volunteer-appreciation-week/

National Seafood Month – the future of seafood

So what now? What lies ahead for the seafood industry in the Florida Panhandle?   Well I will start by saying I do not have a crystal ball… so I truly do not know, but most people plan for the future and many have looked at what COULD happen for Florida seafood.   Shrimping.Photo: NOAA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/31/national-seafood-month-the-future-of-seafood/

National Seafood Month – Blue Crabs

Well… we have talked about the “big two”… snapper and shrimp, but there are other popular fin and shellfish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.  This week we look at my personal favorite… blue crab.   Probably like many of you out there, the very first sea creature I ever caught was a blue crab. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/national-seafood-month-blue-crabs/

National Seafood Month… Red Snapper

If shrimp are king of the shellfish industry, then red snapper are the king of the finfish world. It is arguably the most economically and ecologically important reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico. This fishery began in 1872 with four “snapper smacks” out of Pensacola. By 1890 the fleet had grown to 34 vessels …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/17/national-seafood-month-red-snapper/

National Seafood Month – shrimp

Shrimp… nothing says seafood along the Gulf coast like shrimp. It has been a staple part of our diet for decades; boiled, fried, steamed, stuffed, shish-kabobbed, As Forrest Gump said there are a million ways to cook shrimp and as Jack and Anne Rudloe mention their book, Shrimp, the Endless Quest for Pink Gold, there …

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