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2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism and Ecotourism Business Development Conference

In 2014, five Extension agents involved with www.naturallyescarosa.com launched the first Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference. Over sixty business owners and members of the hospitality industry met to discuss marketing, sustainable tourism, and how to handle insurance and liability in an industry that involves outdoor exploration. Back by popular demand, we have …

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2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference February 18-19

Join us for the 2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference in beautiful Pensacola, Florida. A dynamic group of speakers will be providing relevant information to aid with tourism-based business start-up, for established businesses, or even the development of future plans. Registration is only $ 25!!! This is a  tremendous value that includes …

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Box Jellies in the Gulf of Mexico?

Yep, but do not get to alarmed just yet… it is not the same species as the famous one from Australia. That said… who is this new invader to our waters and is it of concern? This Four-handed box jelly was found near NAS Pensacola in 2015.Photo: Courtesy of Robert Turpin According to NOAA and …

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Gulf Coast Agronomic Field Day September 10

Field Day topics will include Target Spot on Cotton, Peanut Varieties, Sugarcane Aphids on Grain Sorghum, Cotton Nematode Trials, and Herbicide Drift. Make plans to attend the 2015 Agronomic Field Day that will be held on September 10, 2015 at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Highway 104, Fairhope, Alabama.  The afternoon …

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Looks like a Typical Year for the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

What is the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone you ask? Well…it’s a layer of hypoxic water (low in dissolved oxygen) on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. It was first detected in the 1970’s but reached its peak in size in the 1990’s. The low levels of dissolved oxygen decrease the amount of marine …

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What You Need to Know About Vibrio Bacteria in Gulf Waters

After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do you protect yourself?   The rod-shaped bacterium known as Vibrio. Courtesy: Florida International University What …

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21st Annual Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day

  21st Annual Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day                 Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the …

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Gulf Coast Small Farm Spring Field Day – May 29

All commercial vegetable growers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Spring Vegetable Field Day that will be held on May 29th at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research Education Center (4253 Experiment Way, Jay Florida). This year’s field day stops high tunnel organic tomatoes, high tunnel cucumbers, watermelon variety trial, disease identification control in melons, and …

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The NW FL Gulf Coast Beekeepers Workshop March 28

  The Northwest Florida Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association is hosting its first annual workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Florosa Elementary School, 1700 Highway 98, Mary Esther. Open to the public, the eight hour event will feature hands-on demonstrations of how to raise bees, collect honey, and build beehives. Guest speakers will include Doug …

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Lions in the Gulf… Tigers in the Bay

This catchy phrase coined by Robert Turpin (Escambia County Marine Resources Division) describes the new invader to our marine waters. Many coastal residents are aware of the invasive lionfish that has invaded our local reefs but few have probably heard of the Asian Tiger Shrimp. This member of the penaid shrimp family, the same family …

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