Mix It Up! Convenience Mix Class – May 19

Mixing Bowl

Learn to make your own baking mix, one-dish meal mix, Cream-of-Whatever soup mix, and many others to save money and eat healthier. Join us on Tuesday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. CDT, at the Holmes County Ag Center, 1173 E. Hwy. 90, Bonifay. Cost is $5.00, which includes course materials. Pre-registration is …

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Principles of Pasture Productivity – A Three Part Series

PPP flyer

Cattle and horse operations, large and small, depend on the successful production of forage to help meet the nutritional demands of their animals. Making the grass grow is not as simple or easy as many of us would like it to be. In an effort to help livestock producers improve the productivity of …

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Florida Bull Test Nomination Deadline July, 15


Nomination deadline for consignors wishing to consign bulls to the Florida Bull Test is June 15, 2015. The Florida Bull test is hosted at the University of Florida North Florida research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna, FL.

For the 16th year, the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) will be hosting the Florida …

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Building a Basic Pantry/Cooking with Preserved Foods Class – May 14

Thursday, May 14 ~ 6:00-8:00 PM CDT

East Side Baptist Church

3385 Roche Ave. (Hwy. 277), Vernon

Join us to learn ways to use preserved foods in everyday meals and how to set up a basic, well-equipped pantry.

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Africanized Honey Bee Emergency Response Training!

Africanized Honey Bee Emergency Response Training!

May 8, 2015 (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)

UF/IFAS Extension Washington County

1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428

Taught by UF/IFAS Beekeeping Specialist Dr. Bill Kern


 UF/IFAS Beekeeping Expert, …

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Clean It Up! Homemade Cleaners Class – April 21

Learn how to make inexpensive, effective cleaning products to keep your home and clothes clean and fresh!

Tuesday, April 21

~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ~

Wausau Town Hall

1607 2nd Avenue, Wausau

Cost:  $5.00—includes course …

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Dehydrating/Vacuum Sealing Class – April 9

Food Dehydrator

It’s time to move beyond jerky and learn how to preserve a wide variety of foods!

  • What percentage of food is water?
  • How much space can be saved removing the water from food?
  • How much longer can food last if it’s dehydrated and vacuum sealed?

Come learn how to maximize your dehydrator …

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Carpenter Bee Control


By Shep Eubanks, UF / IFAS Holmes County Extension Director


Photo 1 Large Carpenter Bee – Photo by Shep Eubanks


Right now, Washington, Holmes and Jackson county residents are  reporting an exponential rise of carpenter bee activity. Warm weather caused this recent surge in activity so it is time to …

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Upcoming Fertilizer and Pesticide Trainings for March and April 2015 in Washington County


Please contact Matthew Orwat or Cynthia Jackley at the UF / IFAS Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6180 or mjorwat@ufl.edu to register. We are located at 1424 Jackson Ave (US 90), Chipley Fl. 32428. Pre registration is required. Online registration information can be found at http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/

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Ag Saves Series Begins March 24

On February 23, 2015, 93 folks in the Agriculture Industry assembled to kick-off a new initiative, AgSave$, to bring personal finance education such as estate planning, succession planning, and protecting assets to farmers, ranchers and agriculture producers in Florida. The AgSave$ program is a cooperation between Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty in the …

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