Matthew Orwat

Author's details

Name: Matthew Orwat
Date registered: March 6, 2012
URL: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/about/

Biography

Matthew Orwat is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for home owners that garden with ornamentals, fruits and vegetables. He also works to provide small fruit and vegetable farmers and nursery producers with production related solutions. Please contact him for further information.

Latest posts

  1. 2014 UF/IFAS Basic Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course Begins February 24th — February 7, 2014
  2. Squash, Melon Producers Meeting February 24th — January 31, 2014
  3. GAPs Training: Food Safety and the USDA Audit January 30 — January 23, 2014
  4. Watermelon Harvest is Late, but Festival is Not ! — June 27, 2013
  5. Florida Forest Service Announces Applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program — June 10, 2013

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2014 UF/IFAS Basic Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course Begins February 24th

The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team will once again be offering a Basic  Beekeeping School in February and March.  These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle.  Details are listed below, please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service to register and if you have any questions.  See you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2014/02/07/2014-ufifas-basic-beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-short-course-begins-february-24th/

Squash, Melon Producers Meeting February 24th

Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting – February 24   The 2014 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Monday, February 24, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time.  The meeting will feature morning refreshments and lunch.    Cucurbit crops are members of the gourd family …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2014/01/31/squash-melon-producers-meeting-february-24th/

GAPs Training: Food Safety and the USDA Audit January 30

GAPs Training: Food Safety and the USDA Audit Learn how to develop a Food Safety Record Book to help pass a USDA Farm Audit January 30, 2014 9:00am-2:00pm CST Washington County Ag Center Topics:  Introduction To Food Safety & Good Agricultural Practices Update on new proposed FDA Food Safety Rules How to implement and document food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2014/01/23/gaps-training-food-safety-and-the-usda-audit-january-30/

Watermelon Harvest is Late, but Festival is Not !

Watermelon harvest is two to three weeks late in Washington County, but it’s finally around the corner.   Watermelon growers in Washington, Holmes and Jackson Counties have been surveyed, with all indicating a late start to harvest.   The majority have not begun harvest, as of the 26th of June.  However, there will be plenty of Watermelons at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2013/06/27/watermelon-harvest-is-late-but-festival-is-not/

Florida Forest Service Announces Applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program

  Assistance Available for Non-Industrial, Private Forest Landowners   The Florida Forest Service at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is taking applications for the Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Assistance and Prevention Program from non-industrial, private forest landowners beginning Friday June 14, through Wednesday, July 31. The program, supported through a grant by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2013/06/10/department-of-agriculture-and-consumer-services-florida-forest-service-announces-applications-for-the-southern-pine-beetle-assistance-and-prevention-program/

2013 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

2013 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day   June 20, 2013   To Register, fill out the form available here Visit the 2013 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day Website

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2013/06/08/2013-corn-silage-and-forage-field-day/

Beekeeping in the Panhandle Begins Next Week

 SIGN UP NOW, STILL A FEW SLOTS AVAILABLE ! Mondays 6-8pm If you have not signed up, there are still several slots for the 2013 BEEKEEPING IN THE PANHANDLE SERIES. There will be many expert speakers, including local beekeepers and researchers from UF / IFAS. Course materials and refreshments will be provided. Cost is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2013/02/15/beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-begins-next-week/

Tri State Cucurbit Meeting

  UF / IFAS of Jackson County will host this year’s annual Watermelon-Cucurbit Meeting on Monday, February 11. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM CST, with the program beginning at 9:00 AM. This workshop is for growers of any size. Topics to be covered include:  Disease Control in Cucurbits Fertility Considerations for Cucurbit Crops Pesticide Handling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2013/02/07/tri-state-cucurbit-meeting/

Beekeeping Trade Show Saturday December 1

        Registration: 9am-10pm Class Rotations (Hive Assembly, Open Hive Demonstration,  Winter Hive Management): 10:00am-11:55am Smoker Lighting Contest: 12:00pm-12:15pm Lunch: 12:15pm – 1:00pm Judging smoker lighting contest: 1:00pm-1:15pm General Session: Pollen and Nectar Producing Plants: Lawrence Cutts and Elmore Herman 1:15pm-2:00pm Adjourn: 2:00pm Beekeeper advanced training classes will be offered in 2013 by interactive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2012/11/21/beekeeping-trade-show-saturday-december-1/

Washington County Farm City Day Banquet A Success

The 2012 Washington County Farm City Day Banquet was a success with over 175 in attendance. The turkey meal was delicious, the decorations superb and the entertainment by Four Calvary lively.     The Banquet could not have occurred without the help of our sponsors. Sponsors included: Chipley Kiwanis Club Community South Credit Union Farm Credit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/ag/2012/11/20/145/

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