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 November 

6 – Limited Pesticide License Training and Exam – Marianna. See flyer for additional information.
10 – Forest Cultivated Mushrooms: A Rotten Business – 1-2 PM CT; webinar teaches about non-forest timber plants harvested for food and trade; learn about the four stages to be considered for forest cultivation of shiitake mushrooms, as taught by associate professor Ken Mudge, Cornell University
11 – Veteran’s Day – Office closed
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
14-15 Beekeeping in the Panhandle 4th Annual Workshop & Trade Show – Register now for this hands-on, educational 2-day event, held at the Washington County Extension Office, in Chipley; read and download the flyer for more detailed information; call 850-638-6180 for registration information.
18 –  A Land Remembered Tribute - Free multimedia presentation sponsored by the Jackson County Public Library at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center (2741 Pennsylvania Ave.) at 6:30 PM.
21-22  Farm City Festival - The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is offering several activities this year to celebrate Farm/City Week in the county.  7:00 AM Friday morning:  recognition breakfast at Rivertown Community Church.  Friday afternoon: Tractor Drive from downtown Marianna to the Ag Center at 2:00 PM.  Saturday:  9:00 AM Antique Tractor Pull.
27-28  Thanksgiving Holiday – Office closed

2014 December

12 – Forest Botanicals: Deep & Tangled Roots – 1-2 PM CT; webinar teaches about non-forest timber plants harvested for food and trade; gain insights on native plant species grown on eastern US Forest lands that are wild-harvested for plant trade, as taught by Eric Burkhart, faculty instructor, Pennsylvania State University
25-26  Christmas Holiday – Office closed

2015 January

1 – New Year’s Day – Office closed
15 – 2015 Small Farm Series: Organic Vegetable Production – First of a three-part class, hosted at several northwest Florida county Extension Service offices; see flyer for locations and registration information; cost is $30 per individual, or $45 for two persons (will share materials)
22 – 2015 Small Farm Series: Organic Vegetable Production – Second of a three-part class, hosted at several northwest Florida county Extension Service offices; see flyer for locations and registration information
29 – 2015 Small Farm Series: Organic Vegetable Production – Third of a three-part class, hosted at several northwest Florida county Extension Service offices; see flyer for locations and registration information

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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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