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

September 2017

12 – Pecan Field Day (Monticello)

The year’s event features guest speakers from the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, and special guest Randy Hudson from Hudson Pecan Company in Ocilla, GA. Randy will give a first-hand look of the future of the pecan industry from an international perspective.  This is free event for Florida Pecan Growers’ Association members and $10 for non-members. You will be able to become a member during event registration.

13 – Certified Pile Burner Course

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and UF/IFAS Extension Service will be conducting a Certified Pile Burners Course in Marianna and in Madison, FL. This training will be held from 8:30 am till 4:30 pm local time at the County Extension Office.  Lunch will be provided with the training.  Preregistration and payment are required.  Fill out the registration form for the location of choice below and return as directed.

15 – Beef and Forage Field Day

Cattle producers are invited to visit the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, near Marianna, for a Beef and Forage Field Day to be held at the Beef Research Unit.  The festivities get started at 8:00 AM central with registration and time to visit with sponsoring exhibitors.  At 9:00 AM, a tour rotation will begin on covered trailers to visit seven demonstration sites.  The registration fee for the event is $10 per person and includes lunch and water that will be provided on each trailer.

16- Heart and Sole 5K

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Service and the Florida Department of Health Jackson County have collaborated to host the 2nd annual Heart and Sole 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 7 am to 10 am CST at Citizen Lodge Park in Marianna. Registration is FREE as well as a free t-shirt for the first 100 participants. Pre-registration is now open online on Eventbrite and can be accessed at the following link http://www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-sole-5k-walkrun-tickets-37257246427 or you can register the day of the event.

23 – Permaculture Part II

Join us as we dig deeper into Permaculture.  We will explore multiple techniques to store and use water, learn how to build a hugelkulture bed, and take a deeper look at permaculture principles. The workshop runs from 9:00 am until 2:00 PM and includes a lunch emphasizing and using locally grown produce. There is a $20 workshop fee. Please call the extension office at 850-482-9620 to reserve your spot.

October 2017

5 – Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual Training

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension – Okaloosa County is hosting a one day workshop to help growers develop their own food safety manuals. When you complete this one day workshop, you will have built the main parts of your own food safety manual. The classes will be done on a computer (one laptop provided per farm if needed), using a web-based food safety manual development program. Those farmers needing assistance on the computer can bring a computer savvy helper. The registration fee is $35.00 for the first person representing a farm and $15.00 for one additional attendee. The registration fee includes a notebook, refreshments, and lunch for the day. We do ask that you call to RSVP at 850-482-9620 or email Sabrina Farr at s.farr@ufl.edu. For more information, please click on the flyer link in the above title.

7- My Florida Home: A Class for First-time Home Buyers

Completion of this course fulfills the home ownership requirements for the SHIP and Rural Development programs. This 6 hour course is designed to educate participants regarding the home buying process, the financial responsibilities, and basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the home’s value and avoiding costly repairs. Topics include personal finances and credit situation, determining home much home you can afford, working with housing professionals, choosing a mortgage, and preventing foreclosure. Pre-registration is required. Class time is 9 am to 3 pm. Please call the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620 to register.

10- A Healthy Table Cooking School

A Healthy Table Cooking School, ‘Takes on the South’ in this year’s event!  Join us for dinner and culinary presentation performed by Marianna High School culinary arts students. Celebrity Chef, Billy Austin of Rutabaga Café in Chattahoochee and a Marianna High School graduate will be our celebrity chef capping the nights events. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and are available from Susie Barber, Marianna High School– 482-9605 or Marie Arick, Jackson County Extension office. The event will be held at the Agricultural Complex on Penn Avenue, with the doors opening at 5:30 pm and the program beginning at 6 pm. Thank you to our major sponsors,  Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida.

13 – Vegetable Crops Field Day – Quincy

The 2017 Vegetable Crops Field Day will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, squash, and tomatoes. This is a free event but we do ask that you RSVP by calling 850-482-9620 or emailing s.farr@ufl.edu.

26 – Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training (FSMA Food Safety Rule Approved Training)

The PSA Grower Training will cover the requirements of the FSMA produce safety rule. It will also cover key Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are necessary in a farm food safety plan. You will go home with a FSMA produce safety rule reference notebook and a Certificate of Course Attendance compliant with FSMA requirements. The fee for the PSA Grower Training is $95.  For attendees who are members of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), a discounted rate of $80 is available. (Not sure if you’re a member?  Contact Sonia Tighe at 321-214-5245 or sonia.tighe@ffva.com). Registration fee includes the training materials, lunch, refreshments, and a Certificate of Course Attendance that complies with the training requirements of FSMA. Register online at Online Registration or download the training brochure to see how to register by mail.

November 2017

December 2017

2- My Florida Home: A Class for First-time Home Buyers

Completion of this course fulfills the home ownership requirements for the SHIP and Rural Development programs. This 6 hour course is designed to educate participants regarding the home buying process, the financial responsibilities, and basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the home’s value and avoiding costly repairs. Topics include personal finances and credit situation, determining home much home you can afford, working with housing professionals, choosing a mortgage, and preventing foreclosure. Pre-registration is required. Class time is 9 am to 3 pm. Please call the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620 to register.

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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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