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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Upcoming Events

2014 August

5 – 4-H Yard Sale/Fundraiser – Saturday, August 9, 2014, Tractor Supply Parking Lot, Marianna  7AM-12noon (All proceeds go to Jackson Co. 4-H Livestock Club)
11 – 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting – 6-8PM, Ag Complex East Conference Room, Marianna
14 – Peanut Field Day – NFREC-Marianna, 3925 Hwy 71, Marianna, FL; 8 AM – Noon; concludes with a sponsored lunch
14 – GI-BMP Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer training; Tallahassee, FL; contact Taylor Vandiver, 850-606-5202, or at tavandiver@ufl.edu
21 – Extension Farm Field Day – WFREC-Jay; 8 AM – Noon CT; call (850) 983-5216 for more information
21 – Limited Pesticide Training & Exam – Tallahassee, FL; CEU’s available in the following categories: Limited Lawn & Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Ornamental & Turf, Private Ag, CORE; exams available for Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance and for Limited Lawn & Ornamental; contact Taylor Vandiver, at 850-606-5202 or at tavandiver@ufl.edu
21 – FCS – “Art 101″  Workshop for Daycare Professionals – 6-8PM, Jackson County Ag Complex, Classroom B
22 – “Pomegranates after 4 Years” at McTeer Farms, Inc., Haines City, FL; 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT; sponsored by Florida Pomegranate Assoc. and UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research & Education Center; grower Emory McTeer will discuss his 40 varieties of pomegranates and their care; Dr. Bill Castle and researchers from GCREC will answer questions; cost is $15 for FPA members, $20 for non-members; register through Eventbrite and to see more information
23 -  4-H Enrollment and Re-Enrollment Opens at 4HOnline
23 – Grape Harvest Festival – FAMU Center for Viticulture, 6505 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee; 8 AM – 4 PM ET

2014 September

2 – 4-H Open House Meet & Greet; 5-7 PM at the Extension Office, Main Conference Auditorium, Marianna.
2 - Fall Tomato School – WFREC-Jay, 6:00-7:30 PM CDT; 4-class series teaches small farmers how to grow high-quality tomatoes for market and personal use; $20 per session or $60 for entire series; contact Blake Thaxton, at 850-623-3868 or bthaxton@ufl.edu to register (first session)
5 – Limited Pesticide Training & Exam – Panama City, FL; CEU’s available in the following categories: Limited Lawn & Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Ornamental & Turf, Private Ag, CORE; exams available for Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance; contact Julie McConnell, at 850-784-6105 or at juliebmcconnell@ufl.edu
10 – Sustainable Roses: Cultivar Selection webinar for Extension professionals, Master Gardeners and home horticulturists; 10 AM CT (11 AM ET); get more info, download agenda & prep guide, and preregister at http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/clce/webinars/
11 – FCS – “Science for Young Thinkers” Workshop for Daycare Professionals – 6-8PM, Jackson Co. Ag Complex
13 – 4-H Livestock Clinic – 8:30-11:30AM – Jackson County Agricultural Center, Hwy 90 West, Marianna. Sponsored by the Jackson County Cattleman’s Association
18 – Forest Stewardship Mill Tour: Green Circle Bio Energy -  9:30 AM – 2 PM CT
23 – GI-BMP Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer training; Okaloosa County; contact Sheila Dunning, at 850-689-5850, or sdunning@ufl.edu
23 – Fall Tomato School – WFREC-Jay, 6:00-7:30 PM CDT; 4-class series teaches small farmers how to grow high-quality tomatoes for market and personal use; $20 per session or $60 for entire series; contact Blake Thaxton, at 850-623-3868 or bthaxton@ufl.edu to register (second session)
25 – FCS – “Math for Every Age” Workshop for Daycare Professionals – 6-8PM, Jackson Co. Ag Complex
27 – 4-H Livestock Clinic & Fed Cattle Show Weigh-in – 8:30-11:30AM, Jackson County Ag Center, Hwy 90 West, Marianna.   Sponsored by the Jackson County Cattleman’s Association.  Mandatory weigh-in for Fed Cattle Show.

2014 October

3 – Beef/Forage Field Day – NFREC-Beef Research Unit, one mile west of Greenwood; 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM CT
4 – Art & Garden Fall Family Festival – NFREC-Quincy; 9 AM – 2 PM ET; Free admission! Includes children’s art show, activities for home gardeners, garden tours, food, crafts and plant vendors; read/download the brochure for detailed information and visit the web site at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/art_garden/index.shtml 
7 – Fall Tomato School – WFREC-Jay, 6:00-7:30 PM CDT; 4-class series teaches small farmers how to grow high-quality tomatoes for market and personal use; $20 per session or $60 for entire series; contact Blake Thaxton, at 850-623-3868 or bthaxton@ufl.edu to register (3rd session)
8 – Right-of-Way and CORE Training & Exam – Chipley, FL; contact Matt Orwat, at 850-638-6180 or at mjorwat@ufl.edu
16 – GI-BMP Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer training; Milton, FL; contact Blake Thaxton, at 850-623-0178, or bthaxton@ufl.edu
20 – Aquatic Pesticide & CORE Training & Exam – Chipley, FL; contact Matt Orwat, at 850-638-6180 or at mjorwat@ufl.edu
21-23 – Panhandle Youth Expo - Jackson County Agricultural Center, Hwy 90 West, Marianna
28 – Limited Pesticide Training & Exam – Crestview, FL; CEU’s available in the following categories: Limited Lawn L& Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Ornamental & Turf, Private Ag, CORE; exams available for Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance and for Limited Lawn & Ornamental; contact Sheila Dunning, at 850-689-5850 or sdunning@ufl.edu
28 – Fall Tomato School – WFREC-Jay, 6:00-7:30 PM CDT; 4-class series teaches small farmers how to grow high-quality tomatoes for market and personal use; $20 per session or $60 for entire series; contact Blake Thaxton, at 850-623-3868 or bthaxton@ufl.edu to register (final class)
28-29 – 4-H Ag Adventures – Florida Ag in the Classroom comes to the NFREC-Beef Unit (Marianna) with fun facts, hands-on activities, a corn maze, animals and locally grown row crops, all designed to teach Jackson County 1st grade students where food comes from, as well as about the other agriculturally-based products people enjoy

2014 November 

12 – Sustainable Roses: IPM & Emerging Pests & Diseases webinar for Extension professionals, Master Gardeners and home horticulturists; 10 AM CT (11 AM ET); get more info, download agenda & prep guide, and preregister at http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/clce/webinars/
14 – Limited Pesticide Training & Exam – Cantonment, FL; CEU’s available in the following categories: Limited Lawn L& Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Ornamental & Turf, Private Ag, CORE; exams available for Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance and for Limited Lawn & Ornamental; contact Beth Bolles, at 850-475-5230 or bbolles@ufl.edu

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100 Years of Extension Service

Calling all Jackson County Extension Family Members!!!

100 Years 2It’s here!  The 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act!  This means…

100 years ago, May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act, establishing the National Agricultural Extension Service.

We will be spotlighting 100 years of Agricultural Extension Service throughout the year through bulletin boards and visual displays.  Do you, or someone you know, have a memory or a picture you’d like to share?  If so, please send us anything you would like to share as we celebrate the whole year of 2014.  Let’s show everyone how proud we are of our heritage in Jackson County!

Please contact Angel Granger @ 850-482-9620 or email her at amgranger@ufl.edu.

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Options for Earning CEU’s

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

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