Jackson County Extension

"The University of Florida Working in Your Home County"

850-482-9620
Office Hours:  7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Central Time
2741 Pennsylvania Ave Suite 3
Marianna, FL 32448

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New Extension Agent in Jackson County

Lollar

The University of Florida’s Jackson County Extension Service has a new Horticulture Agent, Matt Lollar. Lollar’s educational program will focus on commercial fruit crop, vegetable, landscape, turf, and specialty crop production. As the Horticulture Agent, Lollar will provide assistance to producers through farm visits, workshops, field days, and on-farm demonstrations. He will also coordinate the Master Gardener Volunteers who provide educational training and individual help for home gardeners.

For the past four years, Lollar served as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent based in Sanford, Florida. He is originally from Belle Fontaine, Alabama and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Horticultural Sciences from Auburn University. Read the rest of this entry »

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Upcoming Events

2015 April

3 – Office closed for Good Friday
9 – Dehydrating/Vacuum Sealing Class, 6-8:30 PM at the Washington County Extension Office, Chipley; cost is $5, and preregistration is required; call 850-638-6265 for more information
14 – 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking County Contest, 6 PM at the Ag Complex Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave.; Jackson County public, private and home school finalists, in grades 4-6, will face off for top honors as they present their winning speeches; this event is open to the public
17-18 – 4-H Area A Horse Show, Jackson County Ag Center, Hwy 90, Marianna
21- Ag Literacy Day in Jackson County Schools
21 Jackson Library Cowboy Poetry Night at the Public Library in Marianna
28 – 4-H Chick Chain Training for 4-H youth in poultry projects; call 4-H office for details
28 – Green Industries BMP Workshop, 8 AM – 4 PM, at Washington County Extension Office, Chipley; cost is $20, which includes lunch; please call 850-638-6180 to pre-register; licensed applicators can earn 2 CORE CEUs and 2 CEUs in O&T, Ltd. Lawn & Ornamental, Ltd. Landscape Maintenance or Commercial L&O

2015 May

13-15 65th Annual Beef Cattle Short Course, UF Staughn Center, Gainesville
15  Ltd. Pesticide Training, Okaloosa Extension, Crestview; this is probably the last opportunity for obtaining a limited pesticide license before summer; persons needing CEU’s for license renewal are welcome to attend, and should plan on attending from 8 AM – noon; click here for the brochure and more information, or call Sheila Dunning, at (850) 689-5850

2015 June

4 & 8 – 4-H Camp Counselor Training, Bristol; transportation provided; youths wanting to be Camp Counselors and Counselors-in-Training should contact the 4-H office for more information
9-10 – 4-H Camp Counselor Training, Bristol; transportation provided; youths wanting to be Camp Counselors and Counselors-in-Training should contact the 4-H office for more information
22-26 – 4-H Camp Timpoochee, Niceville; this residential Camp provides campers with plenty of educational and recreational activities as they explore marine life in tidal pools, swim, canoe, enjoy camp songs and fellowship around a campfire, and much more! Transportation is provided to and from Camp; registration packets will be available by May 1st on line and at the 4-H office; please call 482-9620 for more information; this Camp is open to all youth between the ages of 8 -12

2015 July

 7  Painting with a 4-H Twist 4-H Day Camp, at the Extension Office in Marianna; the time for this Day Camp is from 5-9 PM, and is open to youth ages 8-18; please visit our Day Camps web page for more information and registration forms, or visit the Extension Office, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Ave #3, Marianna; call or email (850) 482-9620
20-22  Junk Drawer Robotics 4-H Day Camp, at the Extension Office in Marianna; the times for this Day Camp are from 9 AM – 3 PM, and is open to youth ages 8-12; space is limited to 12 youth; please visit our Day Camps web page for more information and registration forms, or visit the Extension Office, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Ave #3, Marianna; call or email (850) 482-9620
28-29  SEW Much Fun 4-H Day Camp, at the Extension Office in Marianna; the times for this Day Camp are from 8 AM – 12:30 PM, and is open to youth ages 8-18; space is limited to 8 youth; please visit our Day Camps web page for more information and registration forms, or visit the Extension Office, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Ave #3, Marianna; call or email (850) 482-9620

2015 August

The World of Rabbits & Poultry 4-H Day Camp, at the Extension Office in Marianna; the times for this Day Camp are from 8:30 – 11:30 PM, and is open to children ages 5-7; space is limited to 10 youth; please visit our Day Camps web page for more information and registration forms, or visit the Extension Office, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Ave #3, Marianna; call or email (850) 482-9620

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New Options for Earning CEU’s

We now have interactive pesticide training tutorial DVDs, in many different categories. These DVDs tutorials may be used to prepare for the exam or to earn CEUs for license renewal. Approved categories include:  General Standards (CORE), Private Applicator, Ag Row Crop, Ag Tree Crop, Aquatic, Demo & Research, Forestry, Ornamental & Turf, and Right-of-Way. Appointments should be made by calling the Extension Office, at (850) 482-9620.

There are other ways to earn some quick, last-minute CEUs. The obvious option is to find and attend a class offering the CEUs needed. The next option, for those persons owning a computer with internet service, is to take advantage of CEUs offered Read the rest of this entry »

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