Jackson County Extension

"The University of Florida Working in Your Home County"

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 2016

1 – 4-H Enrollment for 2016-2017 Year

6-9th – Big Bend Pesticide Training Series

Great opportunity to attend a review class before getting a new pesticide license or earn CEUs for an existing one (Core, Private, ROW, Row Crop, and aquatic). Each session costs $10, and the series is hosted at NFREC Quincy (155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351).

6 – 4-H Spin Club “Quilting Ag” Begins

A 4-H Spin Club is a club that is designed for a specific project and is short term. Our first project for the new club is entitled “Quilting Ag”, twice a month for 3 months the club will meet and work on their quilting project.  Meeting dates will be:  9/6, 9/27, 10/4, 10/19, 11/1 and 11/16. Quilting Ag

13 – 4-H Open House

17 – Art in the Garden Workshop

24 – Making Fruit Wine Workshop

20 – 4- H Awards Banquet

October 2016

4 – Florida Pecan Field DayNFREC-Quincy

11 – Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference

11- Artisanal Cheese Making & Greek Yogurt Workshop

Making cheese is a great way to use local ingredients, save money, and be creative in the kitchen. Please join us on Tuesday, October 11, 6:00-8:30 pm, at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna.  Participants will learn to make and store homemade mozzarella, ricotta, and cherve/fromage blanc. The cost is $20 per person and includes samples, materials, recipes and kits. Space is limited. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by October 7. Please pre-register by contacting the Jackson County Extension Office, 850-482-9620.

13 – 15 Panhandle Youth Expo – Jackson County Ag Center, Hwy. 90

17 – 18 Sunbelt Ag Expo, Moultrie, GA

25- ‘A Healthy Table’ Cooking School

A Healthy Table goes Italian!

Tuesday, October 25, from 6:00-8:00 pm. This healthy cooking school features culinary students from Marianna and Malone High Schools as well as other local culinary artists. Live cooking demonstrations, door prizes with the grand prize a Kitchen Aid mixer. A light meal will be served and all participants will receive an Italian Cookbook. The cost is $10 per person. Advance tickets are available until October 14 from Susie Barber- Marianna High School 482-9605, Lisa McArthur-Malone High School 482-9950, or Marie Arick-Jackson County Extension Service 482-9620. Space is limited.

25 – 26 Jackson County 4-H Ag Adventures, Greenwood Research Unit

29 – District II 4-H Chick Chain Show and Poultry Skill-a-Thon Event, Holmes County Extension Office

November 2016

3- Home Canning Basics, Pressure Canning

Thursday, November 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna.  Participants will learn to pressure can meat. Canning techniques have changed with our increased knowledge of food safety. This hands on workshop will allow participants to learn proper canning procedures. The cost is $10 per person. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by November 1. Please pre-register by contacting the Jackson County Extension Office, 850-482-9620.

9- AARP Smart Driver

Wednesday, November 9, 8:45 am to 4 pm, Jackson County Extension Office, Penn Ave, Marianna. In this one-day workshop, participants gain updated road safety training and earn a certificate for auto insurance rate discounts (check with insurer, amounts can vary). The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non AARP members. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please pre-register by calling 850-482-9620.

December 2016

2-4- Leadership Adventure Weekend (LAW), Camp Cloverleaf

3- Baking Boot Camp: Holiday Style

The holidays are near! Are you ready to bake some of your holiday treats this year? The University of Florida, Jackson County Extension Service is hosting a baking boot camp. This hands on workshop will allow participants to learn to make refrigerator bread, pumpkin rolls, cranberry cake and more. The workshop is Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Jackson Agricultural Complex on Penn Avenue. The cost is $20 per person, includes lunch and participants will take home their own projects. Space is limited, please pre-register by calling 850-482-9620

9- Jennifer Nettles Concert

10- My Florida Home, A class for first-time home buyers

Saturday, December 10, 9 am – 3 pm at the Ag Complex on Penn Ave. There is no charge for this class and it fulfills the homeowner education requirement for SHIP and Rural Development programs. Topics include analyzing your personal financial and credit situation, how much home can I afford, negotiating the contract, choosing a mortgage, and more. All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Jackson County Extension Office, 850-482-9620 to register.

10- 4-H/FFA Horse Judging School, Gainesville, FL and State Archery Indoor Match, Newberry, FL

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

January 2017

School Tropicana Contests – all month

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

16- Hog and Ham Workshop, Gainesville, FL

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

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

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

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


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4-H Day at LEGOLAND is September 10th

 4-H Day at LEGOLAND is September 10th


The 4th Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND on Saturday, September 10th. This event is an opportunity for 4-H members and their families to explore the LEGOLAND theme park at a deep discount, while raising funds for 4-H clubs, camps, and other educational programs.  LEGOLAND is a great way to have fun with the entire family and learn about science, engineering, and technology.  The Florida Department of Ag’s greenhouse is a must-see attraction.  You can learn all about Florida agriculture and how we are feeding the nation and world.  Just don’t eat the produce- it’s all made from LEGOs!  You can also sign up for a robotics class while you are there to learn how engineers design, build, program, and test robots. The Florida Department of Agriculture Greenhouse is a must-see attraction at LEGOLAND.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets are $35.00/person ($5.00 per ticket benefits the Florida 4-H Foundation).  It is completely optional, but you can also purchase add-ons for express passes, parking, and admission to the water park.

  • Any family that has participated in 4-H is eligible for the discount (this includes 4-H clubs, camps, day camps, school, afterschool, and military 4-H programs)
  • Youth under the age of 2 are admitted for free
  • Tickets are only good for Saturday, September 10th, 2016
  • Tickets must be ordered online at least 24 hours before the event
  • Use this secure link to order 4-H discount tickets
  • You do not have to bring your 4-H Membership Card, just bring the tickets you print at home generated by the link above
  • If you have a 4-H t-shirt, please wear it! We would like to see a “sea of green” at LEGOLAND that day.
  • You are responsible for your transportation to and from the park, and for making any reservations for overnight accommodations.  Many of the hotels in the area offer free shuttle services to and from the park, so ask your hotel concierge.  The onsite LEGOLAND Hotel recently opened and is offering some great deals.
  • If you are driving to the park, parking costs $17.00 onsite, but you can save $2.00 if you order your parking pass online when you purchase your tickets through our link above.
  • For information about park attractions, show schedules, food, height restrictions, or accommodations for persons with disabilities visit  http://florida.legoland.com/.  Check out their online Family Guide.  If you have toddlers, you may also want to read What to Do When you are Two.
  • Please share photos of your LEGOLAND experience on social media using #4Heverywhere




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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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