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“From Seed to Plate” – Youth Enjoy the Fruits of Their Labor

Planting Time Did you know that something as simple as a garden can help youth not only learn to love vegetables, but also improve their science scores?  Fifth-graders at Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka Elementary Schools experienced the benefits of gardening this year through the 4-H Seed to Plate Program.  This program teaches youth how to plant, maintain, …

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Increasing Income from Calves Sold at your Local Livestock Market

There are a number of techniques to increase the values of calves sold at weaning. Photo credit: Doug Mayo While cattle producers have always worked hard to minimize input costs of their operation, there are also management practices that can increase the income from calves sold at your local livestock market. The weight and quality …

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Make Your Own Seed-starter Pots From Newspaper!

Photo Credit: Whitney Cherry, UF IFAS Extension 4-H literally got its roots in gardening (pardon the pun). The very first 4-H Clubs focused on growing tomatoes and corn, and many youth and volunteers still enjoy gardening projects today. Gardening enriches your life, promotes good health, and saves money. One way to save money is to …

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Learning from the Floods

Just over a year ago, southwest Alabama and northwest Florida experienced a devastating storm that left hundreds without access to their homes and businesses, flooded out and stranded by a hurricane-force storm that didn’t come with the luxury of a week’s warning. Rainfall records in Pensacola go back to 1879, and the April 29-30 storm …

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Onions: Taste Good, Easy to Grow, and Many Varieties from which to Choose

Onions are simple to grow and take up very little space. This is an easy selection for a beginning gardener. The winter weather is finally giving way to springtime. While temperatures have been erratic, the rain has been sufficient. There are still plenty of cool season leafy garden crops in production, but they will not …

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Highlights and Presentations from the 2015 Beef Conference

A record crowd of over 160 people attended the 2015 Beef Conference held in Marianna.  Photo Credit Doug Mayo More than 160 cattle ranchers, allied industry representatives, extension agents and specialists came together to make the 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference one of the best ever.  The boost in attendance from previous years was, …

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Thank you from the UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District

Thank You for a Wonderful Year!   UF/IFAS Northwest Extension District Agents As we come to the end of our 100th year of serving the citizens of Florida, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Faculty located in the 16 county offices of the Florida Panhandle thank you for making 2014 another great year!   Extension has …

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Thank you from the UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District

Thank You for a Wonderful Year! As we come to the end of our 100th year of serving the citizens of Florida, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Faculty located in the 16 county offices of the Florida Panhandle thank you for making 2014 another great year! Extension has come a long way assisting farmers and …

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Thank you from the UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District

Thank You for a Wonderful Year! As we come to the end of our 100th year of serving the citizens of Florida, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Faculty located in the 16 county offices of the Florida Panhandle thank you for making 2014 another great year! Extension has come a long way assisting farmers and …

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Gardening in the Panhandle Newsletter Team

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE “HERBS FOR FALL” ON GARDENING IN A MINUTE Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and 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 …

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