Tag Archive: Preparation

Hurricane Preparation in the Landscape

Trees are often among the first victims of hurricane-force winds. Photo credit: Mary Duryea, University of Florida. Well, it is the peak of hurricane season (June 1-November 30), and this one is proving to be no joke. After having all summer to heat up, Gulf and Atlantic water temperatures peak in late August-mid September, feeding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/hurricane-preparation-in-the-landscape/

Hurricane Preparation for Your Farm

Farmers in Florida worry every fall about potential damage from a hurricane.  Most of the media attention focuses on families in coastal communities, but not as much attention is provided for farmers and ranchers. Emergency responders are also likely to target their efforts immediately after the storm comes ashore on coastal areas hardest hit by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/07/hurricane-preparation-for-your-farm/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/30/successful-vita-tax-preparation-season-in-jefferson-county/

Spring Vegetable Garden Preparation

It is cold right now…at least it is this week. Even though the winters in northwest Florida do not have consistent cold temperatures, it is not warm enough to grow warm season vegetables all year around. The cold spells come and go but will soon be gone and spring will have sprung. With spring comes birds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/20/spring-vegetable-garden-preparation/

Winter Preparation for Poultry Flocks

With decreasing temperatures on the way, poultry farmers should implement proper management techniques to insure their animals’ health, safety, and productivity during the winter.  Now is a good time to take into consideration the light, heat, ventilation, food and water requirements of your flock and make adjustments as needed to optimize production through the winter. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/winter-preparation-for-poultry-flocks/

4-H is Growing the Workforce Preparation

The business world says that there are not enough young people with strong communication skills, work ethic, and leadership skills to fill today’s workforce pipeline. Through schoolwork, youth can gain knowledge and skills in areas like reading, writing, math and science. Working hard in school and taking advantage of all the opportunities available is very important, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/30/4-h-is-growing-the-workforce-preparation/

Preparation for Horse Training Begins in the Mouth

Hiring an experienced professional to perform routine dentistry prior to the bitting process may be one of your best training techniques. Adam Johnson, Equine Dental Care demonstrated how professionals care for teeth at the Horse Expo held in Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Lame in the mouth Head bob is a widely recognized indicator of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/17/preparation-for-horse-training-begins-in-the-mouth/

Cold Protection: Preparation is the Key to Success

Some plants will handle freeze events, while other will wither and die. Advance preparation will improve chances of saving sensitive plants from subfreezing weather. Panhandle Florida gardeners face a new set of challenges annually dealing with the effects of cold weather. A little planning and creativity can make plant protection in the landscape successful. Many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/16/cold-protection-preparation-is-the-key-to-success/

Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

4-Hers still enjoy swimming and kayaking in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Photo provided by Jackson County 4-H. Summer is here, and for most 4-H families, that means camp is on the horizon. If this will be your child’s first summer camp experience, you and your child both may have some camp anxieties.  But never fear!  Here are some simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/09/summer-camp-is-almost-here-preparation-tips-for-campers-and-parents-2/

Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

Summer camp teaches children independence and leadership skills. Summer is here and summer camp is on the horizon. Maybe this is your child’s first time to an overnight camp or they are “old pros” at this thing called camp. Many parents and children will have camp anxieties, but here are some things you can do …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/27/summer-camp-is-almost-here-preparation-tips-for-campers-and-parents/

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