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 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; CEU’s available for those already licensed; contact Matt Orwat, at 850-638-6180 or at mjorwat@ufl.edu. Or register & pay online here.

13 – Cattle Reproduction Technology Demonstration – Cherokee Ranch

16 – GI-BMP Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Commercial Fertilizer training; Milton, FL; contact Blake Thaxton, at 850-623-0178, or bthaxton@ufl.edu
16 – Carinata: a new crop for the tri-state area; 6 PM, Thursday, October 16, at Jackson County Extension Service; topics will include production, marketing and contract opportunities; RSVP to Steve Olson, at 850-524-1886, or smolson@ufl.edu by October 14; food to be provided
19 – Carinata: a new crop for the tri-state area; 9:30 AM, Friday, October 17, at Jackson County Extension Service; topics will include production, marketing and contract opportunities; RSVP to Steve Olson, at 850-524-1886, or smolson@ufl.edu by October 14; food to be provided
20 – Aquatic Pesticide & CORE Training & Exam – Chipley, FL; CEU’s available for those already licensed; 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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