Office Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Central Time
2741 Pennsylvania Ave Suite 3
Marianna, FL 32448
Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/01/06/jackson-county-extension-3/
3 Art & Garden Fall Family Festival, 9 AM – 2 PM ET; North Florida Research & Education Center-Quincy, 155 Research Road, Quincy; “Ask the Experts” about your gardening questions; arts & crafts activities for children; produce, plants, homemade soaps & jellies, art sale; walking tours of Gardens of the Big Bend; flower arranging demonstrations; hand crafted pottery, wind chimes and yard art; trolley tours to view cold-hardy citrus, deciduous fruits and vegetables; educational talks on a variety of topics; musical entertainment, food vendors, and sales of unique items; Free to the public!
6 Carinata Production Meeting, Noon-1:30 PM ET, Jackson County Ag Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna; Brassica carinata, commonly called Ethiopian mustard, is a promising oilseed crop with great potential as a profitable winter cover crop in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama; topics will include: introduction to carinata, management, marketing, and research, as well as valuable lessons learned from the 3,500 acres of commercial production this past winter. Each session will be held from noon to 1:30 Central and will also include a sponsored lunch; please RSVP to 850-482-9620 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, October 5th
7 AARP Smart Driver Course, Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. No tests are taken and participants receive a certificate of completion to present to their automobile insurance provider. Insurance discount amounts are determined by the insurance provider. Please preregister by calling 850-482-9620. Registration fees will be collected on the class date.
8 Wildlife Food Plot Fundamentals, 6-8 PM CT, Washington County Ag Center, 1424 Jackson Ave (Hwy 90), Chipley; gain knowledge on site selection & development, forage crops & seed blends; and soil fertility & weed management; call 850-638-6180, or email Mark Mauldin to pre-register or with questions regarding the program
9 Integrating Perennial Peanut into Bahiagrass Pastures Field Day, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, CT; Cherokee Ranch, 1525 Fairview Road (Hwy 167); cost is $10, which is payable the day of the event; the Field Day begins at Cherokee Ranch and concludes at the North Florida Research & Education Center, Hwy 71, north of Marianna, with tours of more test plots and lunch; please pre-register by contacting Doris, at 850-482-9620 or email email@example.com
12 & 19 Tomato School, Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th Street, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433; held from 6-8 PM CT, the class covers small-farm tomato production from transplants to harvest; cost is $40 and pre-registration is required; contact Blake Thaxton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 623-3868 for more information
15 Florida’s Forest Stewardship: Integrate Wildlife & forestry Workshop, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET, Dixie Plantation, 1583 Livingston Road, Greenville, FL 32331; cost is $5, which includes lunch and materials; space is limited and pre-registration is required by visiting Eventbrite, or calling Jefferson County Extension, at 850-342-0187
15 Panhandle Invasive Exotic Workshop, 8 AM – 3 PM, Washington County Extension, 1424 Jackson Ave (Hwy 90); cost is $10, lunch is “on your own”; CEU opportunity for restricted-use pesticide license holders; call 850-638-6180 for more information and pre-registration
20-22 Panhandle Youth Expo, Jackson County Ag Center, Hwy 90 west of Marianna; FFA and 4-H youth will show hogs, heifers, steers, showmanship, poultry and rabbits, plus compete in the annual Ag Judging Contest; a Youth Exhibits Show is open to all youth ages 5-18, and will include arts & crafts, baked goods, photography, and much more; 2016 Fed Cattle Rules & Forms are now posted; entry forms are due at the Sept 26 official weigh-in
23 Tour of Florida’s 2015 Outstanding Tree Farm: Alter-Bevis Farms, 5246 Hwy 71, Malone; signs will be posted; gather at 9 AM CT for meet-and-greet and tour, then travel to Bascom Town Hall for awards presentation, lunch, and a discussion of forestry practices; pre-registration is required for this free event; call Jackson County Extension Service, at 850-482-9620, to reserve your spot; event should conclude by 2 PM
27 A Healthy Table Cooking School, featuring local celebrity chef, Cary Sapp! This collaborative effort with Marianna High Culinary Arts is a night of entertaining education with delicious, healthy recipes featuring ‘local flavors’ will be held Tuesday, October 27 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Jackson Agricultural Complex on Penn Avenue, tickets are $10 each and are available in the Jackson Extension Office or Marianna High School Culinary Arts students. Each participant will receive the 2015 A Healthy Table Cookbook.
3-4 4-H Ag Adventures, NFREC-Marianna Beef Unit; an educational program to teach 1st grade students about the diversity of agriculture in Jackson County, bi-products made from plants and animals, fun facts and hands-on learning; the program is open to public, private and home-schooled 1st graders; teachers/parents wanting to participate should contact 4-H Agent Angel Granger, at 850-482-9620 to make arrangements for their class or student(s)
6 AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE, Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. No tests are taken and participants receive a certificate of completion to present to their automobile insurance provider. Insurance discount amounts are determined by the insurance provider. Please preregister by calling 850-482-9620. Registration fees will be collected on the class date.
6 Veterans, New, Small Farmer Workshop, 9 am – 2 pm, UF/IFAS Jackson County Ag Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, FL; free workshop about agricultural programs and services available to veterans, small and beginning farmers; provided by Farm Credit; Registration required for lunch preparation; call (850) 526-4910 for details; web link to be posted soon
20 Farm City Breakfast, 6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast, 7:30-9:00 Awards Program – Rivertown Community Church, Marianna
20 Antique Tractor Drive and Lawnmower Pull, Marianna FL; Tractor Drive on Nov 20, from 9 AM – 3 PM CT through Marianna; Lawn Mower Pull on Nov 20, at 6 PM, at the Jackson County Ag Center, Hwy 90;
21 Antique Tractor Pull, Jackson County Ag Center, Marianna FL; begins at 8:30 AM CT; entry fee is $10 per pull; drivers meeting at 8:30 AM, with the contest at 9 AM; trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each class; guaranteed to be a great family outing; food and craft vendors will be on site, there will be an Equipment Swap Meet, and camping spots are available
9 AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE, Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. No tests are taken and participants receive a certificate of completion to present to their automobile insurance provider. Insurance discount amounts are determined by the insurance provider. Please preregister by calling 850-482-9620. Registration fees will be collected on the class date.
Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/08/11/upcoming-events/
The University of Florida’s Jackson County Extension Service welcomes a new Family and Consumer Science Agent, Marie Arick. Previously an FCS Agent for the Texas Extension Service, Arick brings a variety of programming experience to Jackson County and will emphasize the areas of consumer science, health, wellness, and food and nutrition for both adult and youth focused programming in a variety of venues.
Originally from Starkville, Mississippi, Arick obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. With her bachelor’s degree in Fitness Management/Exercise Science, Arick spent 18 years in the medical field primarily in Cardiology before obtaining her Master’s degree in Health Promotion. “I witnessed first-hand the impact on one’s health and overall wellness produced by a serious ailment and the need for more educational programs to aid in improving the overall quality of life for people. This is not just isolated to health education and wellness, but also financial literacy and job skill programs as well. I feel addressing issues with a holistic approach can help people maximize their abilities and that small changes over time can provide a very positive and beneficial impact on people’s lives”
Arick is a welcome addition to the team of extension agents who serve Jackson County. County Extension Director, Doug Mayo said, “There is an ever growing interest among consumers to better understand how health and nutrition interact. While the Internet has created a gateway to vast amounts of information, not everything being shared is research-based, factual information. Marie’s knowledge and abilities will be a real asset for the entire community.”
If you have questions regarding health, wellness, food and nutrition, financial literacy, housing, or sustainable living stop by the Jackson County Extension Office at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Or you can contact Marie by calling 850-482-9620, or via the Jackson County website at http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu.
Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/01/new-family-consumer-science-agent-serving-jackson-county/
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/04/24/new-extension-agent-in-jackson-county/
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
Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/01/03/options-for-earning-ceus/