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Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season in Jefferson County

 Tax season is a very difficult time of year for many people. It is a time when good record keeping is vital. The preparation fee is expensive for many families. Some use computer software to avoid fees. However, in doing so they may overlook some tax deductions.   Free tax preparation has always been offered …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Point Washington Walton County

ALL PHOTOS:   MOLLY O’CONNOR Continuing our “ecotour” of the Florida Panhandle along the ICW, this month’s stop is in Walton County. Arguably one of the fastest growing counties in the state, South Walton has become a favorite with many.  Relatively undeveloped (as compared to neighboring counties) Walton has an opportunity to develop smarter… and for …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Okaloosa County

ALL PHOTOS: MOLLY O’CONNOR   As many of you already know each month we have posted articles about nature tourism locations along the Intracoastal Waterway in the Florida Panhandle. This month we visit coastal Okaloosa County. The Gulfarium in Ft. Walton Beach gives those who do not get a chance to go offshore, or dive, …

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Got Compost? Leon County Offering Hands-on Workshops

Got Compost? Please join UF/IFAS Leon County Agricultural and Horticultural Extension Agents for a hands-on composting workshop. Extension Agents Mark Tancig and Molly Jameson will lead participants through: An in-class presentation on composting science and research based composting methods A hands-on demonstration on building and maintaining compost piles Participants will help turn an existing compost …

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Boxwood Blight Update: Disease Confirmed in Leon County

Close up of Boxwood Blight symptoms from the pyramid boxwood to the right. Note the dark discoloration of the leaves. Stems presented same dark discoloration. Also note leaf drop on the soil inside the pot. Photo credit: Fanny Iriate Fanny Iriarte, Mathews Paret, and Gary Knox, University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/02/boxwood-blight-update-disease-confirmed-in-leon-county/

Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County

A dramatic 225% gain was recorded for blueberry acreace in Florida from 3,292 in 2002 to 7,377 in 2012. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA Acreage Estimates of Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crops in Florida for 2002 and 2012 Peter C. Andersen and Kevin R. Athearn Every 10 years USDA conducts a survey by county of …

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Leon County Extension Launches “Adopt-a-Garden” Volunteer Program

Volunteers after lots of hard work mulching and adding compost to eight raised beds at The Shelter garden. Have you ever been interested in volunteering at a school or community garden? Are you involved with a garden that could use some help? Well, UF/IFAS Leon County Extension recently started an Adopt-a-Garden program for volunteers to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/13/leon-county-extension-launches-adopt-a-garden-volunteer-program/

Douglas & Ronnie Walker Honored as Jefferson County Agricultural Innovators

Walker and Sons Farms was recognized as Agricultural Innovators in Jefferson County by Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Extension. On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year …

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Jim Gerrell Honored as Wakulla County Agricultural Innovator

Jim Gerrell was recognized as an Agricultural Innovator by Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director. On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations …

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Murphy, Newman, & Cooper Honored as Leon County Agricultural Innovators

David Newman (left), Hanah Newman (right) and Tyler Murphey (not pictured) were honored as Agricultural Innovators in Leon County by Molly Jameson, Leon COunty Extension (center). On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/17/murphy-newman-cooper-honored-as-leon-county-agricultural-innovators/

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