Carpenter Bee Control

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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

Registration

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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It’s Not Too Late to Reallocate Base Acres and Update Yields

 

Article by Rodney Clouser and John Vansickle

On Friday, February 27th, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a one-time extension by USDA for landowners to reallocate base acres and update payment yields for 2014 Farm Bill covered commodities, which for the first time excludes cotton. The new final update deadline has been extended …

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Beginners Pressure Canning Class – March 17

Ready to move beyond jams & jellies?

Ready to preserve all of your garden bounty?

Ready to have hearty meals on your pantry shelf?

 

 ~ Join us for a hands-on …

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Water Bath Canning Class – March 12

Learn the basics of safely preserving acid foods by using the water bath canner.  Join us Thursday, March 12, 6:00-9:00 pm CDT, at Live Oak Baptist Church, 5211 Millers Ferry Road, Vernon.  Registration fee is $5 and includes class materials.  Space is limited.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by contacting the Washington County Extension Office, 850-638-6265, or …

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course Begins March 9th

UF/IFAS Extension 2015 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course Begins March 9th

 

 

The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to once again offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in March, 2015.  These classes will be offered via interactive video at Extension Offices across the Panhandle.  Please call your local

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The Canning Garden Workshop February 21, 2015

Learn how to:

  • Successfully grow foods suitable for canning

  • Preserve the bounty of the spring garden for the entire year 

Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00am-12:00pm CST

Location:

Orange Hill Express Store

982 …

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Ag Saves Summit – February 23

The Ag Saves Series begins March 24.

 

Farm families face unique issues concerning retirement and succession planning (who will own and/or manage the farm when the current owner is no longer able). Farming is a business which has evolved into more than just a way of life. Now, successful farming includes in-depth financial planning, implementing and evaluating new enterprises, new techniques, …

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Magnificent Magnolias! Saturday, February 14, 2015

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What: Magnificent Magnolias!

 Native magnolias, Dr. John Tobe

 Best flowering magnolias, Dr. Gary Knox

 Walking tour of the Magnolia Garden (over 150 types!)

 Plant sale

When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 (Valentine’s Day) 1:00 to …

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