Agriculture

Youth Fair March 3 & 4

The annual Washington County Youth Fair is rapidly approaching. Fair exhibits will be open to the public Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. The youth fair takes place at the Washington County Agricultural Center on Hwy 90 in Chipley. Please make plans to come and show your support for all of the fine young …

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Tomatoes in the Spring Garden – Saturday February 25th

Where: Orange Hill Express Store 982 Orange Hill Rd, Chipley

 When: Saturday, February 25, 10:00am-12:00pm

 Topics:

Best Tomato Gardening Practices

Tips for Cooking with Tomatoes

Raised Bed Gardening: Tomatoes and Beyond

Refreshments served courtesy of Orange Hill Express

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Northwest Florida Beef Conference 2/8/17

Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show – February 8th

The 32nd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 8th in the Agriculture Conference Center, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central …

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Panhandle Hay Production Conference & Trade Show 1/25/17

There will be a hay production conference and trade show in Bonifay on January 25, 2017. The flyer below contains all the pertinent details.

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Florida Bull Test Sale 1/21/17

2016/17 Florida Bull Test Sale

Scheduled for January 21, 2017 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL

The 17th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna. There were 129 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.  There were 59 Angus, …

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Understanding and Applying Performance Data 1/10/17

Bull selection is one of the fastest ways for a cattleman to change the quality of his calf crop from one year to the next. It is difficult to overstate the importance of the bull. In a small herd half of the genetic potential of the entire calf crop is determined by a single individual, …

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Core, Right of Way and Aquatic Pesticide Training and Exam Classes

Cost: $10.00 per class –  Pre Registration Required December 12th, 13th, and 14th from 8:00am-12:00pm CST Monday December 12th: Core, 3 ceus with exam to follow Tuesday December 13th  : Right of Way, 4 ceus with exam to follow Wednesday December 14th : Aquatic, 4 ceus with exam to follow Follow this link …

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WASHINGTON COUNTY FARM-CITY WEEK BREAKFAST Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 – 9:00 A.M.

Nov. 16 – 23, 2016 is National Farm-City Week, a time to recognize and celebrate the importance of relationships between farmers, consumers, community leaders and everyone in between who contributes to our safe, abundant food supply.

Farm-City Week activities, introduced in 1955, involve educational programming to build interdependence between rural and urban citizens.

Farm-City Week …

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Join the Peanut Butter Challenge!

Did you know that peanut butter is an inexpensive source of high-quality protein?  Let’s provide healthy peanut butter produced from locally grown peanuts to those in need in your county.  Drop off unopened jars of peanut butter to the UF/IFAS Extension Washington County office now through November 23.  The Florida Peanut Producers Association will match …

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Upcoming Fall Gardening Workshop Series August 25th – September 22

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Class Descriptions

 

August 25th Starting Seed -““Beautiful Gardens Begin with The Seed”  Instructor: Shirley Barber—$15.00 “Shirley has been a Master Gardener with St. Johns County for 11 years. She is a lifelong gardener with a focus on community service. Shirley has installed thousands of plants in public gardens in Georgia, …

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