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

December 2016

22 – Holiday Treats From the 4-H Kitchen, Jackson 4-H Office

January 2017

School Tropicana Contests – all month

12 – Managing your Forests and Farms For Fish and Wildlife

13-14 –  Livestock Evaluation and Meats Judging Clinic, Gainesville, FL

1- 6 Hog and Ham Workshop, Gainesville, FL

19 – Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting, Marianna, FL

21 – Florida Bull Test Sale – NFREC Beef Unit

27-29 – 2nd Executive Board, Camp Cloverleaf

28 – State Archery 3D Match, Easton Newberry Sports Complex

30 – County Tropicana Contest, Jackson County Ag Complex Conference Center

 

February 2017

6- AARP Smart Driver Course

One Day Workshop, AARP members $15 and non-members $20. No tests!! More than 90% of crashes are preventable according to National Driving statistics. Sue Heh, with AARP, will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course for county residents. Participants are updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies.All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums. This program will be offered, Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm at the Jackson County Extension Office on Penn Avenue. Please pre-register by calling the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive

7 – So You Want To Be a Farmer? Workshop Series Part #1 (Soil & Water 101)

8 – Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show

11- Florida State Fair 4-H Showcase, Horse Judging, and Livestock Judging Contests

13 – Food Safety Training

22- Florida Diabetes Prevention Program

This Center for Disease Control (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Program provides skills to lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress. You will receive support from a Lifestyle Coach and bond with others sharing your struggles. This is a FREE program with 16 weekly classes and monthly maintenance. To be eligible you must meet one or more of the following:

  • Are aged 45 or older
  • Have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Are overweight
  • Are not physically active
  • Had gestational diabetes

Classes begin on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10 am to 11 am at the Jackson County Public Library. There is no charge for this program. To register online, email WellnessBuddy@flhealth.gov or for more information call Marie Arick 482-9620 or Mary Beth Gurganus 526-2412.

24-26- 4-H Teen Retreat, Camp Timpoochee

27 – 28 – Jackson Cattleman’s Association Fed Cattle Show, Ag Center Hwy. 90, Marianna

 

March 2017

2 – Row Crop Short Course

7 – So You Want To Be a Farmer? Workshop Series Part #2 (Growing Fruits & Vegetables)

27- AARP Smart Driver Course

One Day Workshop, AARP members $15 and non-members $20. No tests!! More than 90% of crashes are preventable according to National Driving statistics. Sue Heh, with AARP, will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course for county residents. Participants are updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies.All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums. This program will be offered, Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm at the Jackson County Extension Office on Penn Avenue. Please pre-register by calling the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive

April 2017

4 – So You Want To Be a Farmer? Workshop Series Part #3 (Pest Management)

21-22 – Area A 4-H Horse Show, Ag Center, Hwy 90, Marianna

May 2017

2 – So You Want To Be a Farmer? Workshop Series Part #4 (Farm Business 101)

22- AARP Smart Driver Course

One Day Workshop, AARP members $15 and non-members $20. No tests!! More than 90% of crashes are preventable according to National Driving statistics. Sue Heh, with AARP, will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course for county residents. Participants are updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies.All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums. This program will be offered, Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm at the Jackson County Extension Office on Penn Avenue. Please pre-register by calling the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive

23- Keep the Pressure Down

This 4-week group educational program is designed to help persons at risk for high blood pressure and those who already have this condition make healthy lifestyle choices to lower their blood pressure and reduce their health risks. Classes begin on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6 pm to 7 pm at the Jackson County Public Library and will be weekly for a total of 4 weeks with three follow up classes throughout the year. There is no charge for this program. To pre-register, call the Jackson County Extension Service at 482-9620.

June 2017

19-23 – 4-H Camp Timpoochee, Niceville, FL

July 2017

24- AARP Smart Driver Course

One Day Workshop, AARP members $15 and non-members $20. No tests!! More than 90% of crashes are preventable according to National Driving statistics. Sue Heh, with AARP, will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course for county residents. Participants are updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies.All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums. This program will be offered, Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm at the Jackson County Extension Office on Penn Avenue. Please pre-register by calling the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive

August 2017

September 2017

25- AARP Smart Driver Course

One Day Workshop, AARP members $15 and non-members $20. No tests!! More than 90% of crashes are preventable according to National Driving statistics. Sue Heh, with AARP, will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course for county residents. Participants are updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies.All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums. This program will be offered, Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm at the Jackson County Extension Office on Penn Avenue. Please pre-register by calling the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive

October 2017

November 2017

6- AARP Smart Driver Course

One Day Workshop, AARP members $15 and non-members $20. No tests!! More than 90% of crashes are preventable according to National Driving statistics. Sue Heh, with AARP, will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course for county residents. Participants are updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies.All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums. This program will be offered, Friday, May 6, 2016 from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm at the Jackson County Extension Office on Penn Avenue. Please pre-register by calling the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/drive

December 2017

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CEUs and Pesticide Exams

We now have free interactive pesticide training tutorial DVDs for Core and eight restricted use pesticide categories. They can be viewed for exam prep or to earn CEUs needed for license renewal. Web based exams are offered in addition to paper exams, the benefit being instant results vs. a paper exam which is mailed to Tallahassee for grading.

To schedule an exam appointment or to view our free tutorials to earn CEUs, please call the Extension Office at (850) 482-9620. For more information: CEUs & Pesticide Applicator information

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