Monthly Archive: November 2012

Tips to Prepare for Bull Buying Season

J & W Heartbreaker 2582433 was the high selling lot at the Florida Bull Test Sale back in January. This Simmental Bull sold for $ 4,750 because of the combination of excellent muscling, growth, and feed efficiency. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension As the College Football season winds down there is another season that is really going …

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Date Changed for Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop in Niceville: February 19-20

Save the date for the Florida Sea Grant-FWC Artificial Reef Workshop on Feb. 19-20 in Niceville. (Photo courtesy Bill Horn, FWC) Please save the date for the 2013 Northwest Florida Regional Artificial Reef Workshop sponsored by Florida Sea Grant and FWC, to be held at the Niceville Community Center in Niceville, FL on Wednesday-Thursday, February …

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The Invasion of the Lionfish

The Invasion of the Lionfish   (Photo: Florida Sea Grant)   It is a song that has been played in our state time and again.  An exotic pet or plant is brought across our borders and either intentionally or accidentally released into the environment.  Tropical fish, exotic reptiles, and nonnative mammals escape and the next …

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Volunteers are the Heart of 4-H

Volunteers are the Heart of the 4-H youth program in each of our counties, throughout Florida, and throughout the United States and worldwide.  4-H volunteers truly have the best interest of youth as their major consideration.  After several years of working with 4-H volunteers in two different states, volunteers stated their reason for volunteering with …

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Explore the Outdoors!

As we roll from fall into winter, many of us begin pulling out the warm clothes and preparing for some time indoors. We have such beautiful weather along the gulf coast that most of us usually dread the end of summer. However, this time of year doesn’t have to be the end of all the …

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4-H Celebrates Agriculture by Baking Bread for National Bread Month in November

When most of us go to the pantry to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, we don’t think about where the ingredients come from. We all know that peanuts go into the peanut butter and grapes and sugar make the jelly, but what about the bread itself? There are four main ingredients in any …

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Dry Fall In Florida’s Big Bend, But Ample Blue Skies

Winter forage crops are sitting inactive due to our dry fall, but December may bring much needed moisture. Showers began in April for Florida’s growers in the Big Bend region.  With the exception of Tropical Storm Debbie, the showers were steady, and if not generous, they were ample. Early autumn saw the frequency of showers slowdown and …

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Waukeenah Plantation to Host Stewardship Tour Dec 6 – Registration Open

Forest management?  Wild Life Habitat?  History? No matter what your interest, the December 6 Forest Stewardship Tour at Waukeenah Plantation in southern Jefferson County will give you an onsite vision of developing a forest on your property. Waukeenah Plantation was purchased by its current owners just a little over twenty-five years ago. Since then, pines …

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Panhandle Peanut Butter Drive a Success

Santa Rosa County Extension collected 378 jars of Peanut Butter weighing in at just under 500 pounds. 3439 Jars of peanut Butter collected for Donation to Food pantries in the Florida Panhandle County Extension Offices in 15 Northwest Florida Counties took part in the “Take a bite out of HUNGER”  Peanut Butter Food Drive Campaign …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.  We do have a lot to be thankful for this year!   Panhandle Agriculture

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