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4-H Meets Community Needs through Service

Clear evidence of mastering a skill is being able to employ it in one’s everyday life. Knowledge is only as good as how we are able to use it. 4-H dedicates itself to educating youth with research based curriculum not only for their own benefit but also so they can share that knowledge with others. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/19/4-h-meets-community-needs-through-service/

Two Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2015 Southeast Hay Contest

The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced this week.  There were 375 total entries in the contest this year (185 in 2014).  Hay and baleage samples were ranked based on their Relative Forage Quality score (RFQ).  The contest was divided into seven categorizes:  warm season perennial grass hay (bermudagrass, bahiagrass),alfalfa hay, perennial peanut hay, perennial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/two-panhandle-farms-recognized-through-the-2015-southeast-hay-contest/

4-H Grows Creativity through Robotics Programs

A scribble bot was built by a team of Gadsden County 4-Hers during the “It’s Alive! Junk Drawer Robotics Day Camp.” More than 60 youth participated in the district Junk Drawer Robotics Challenge this summer. Everyone has a measure of creativity in them but how we express our creativity is our choice. What is creativity? …

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Growing Civic Engagement through 4-H

Civic engagement is a broad term that describes the process developing the knowledge, skills, and motivation to improve the quality of life in a community, through either political or non-political processes. Thomas Ehrlich, the author of Civic Engagement and Higher Education, states “a morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/16/growing-civic-engagement-through-4-h/

Growing Entrepreneurs through 4-H Gardens

Photo credit: Zulema Wibmer, 4-H Program Assistant, Leon County 4-H Office Garden-based education is taking America by storm. While this is concept dates as far back as the seventeenth century, it certainly feels like the popular movement of the day. 4-H has been using garden based education since 1902 with tomato and corn clubs to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/29/growing-entrepreneurs-through-4-h-gardens/

4-H Volunteer Grows Confidence through Gardening Project

4-H School Gardens help youth learn about science, food and nutrition, and life skills such as responsibility. Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With 4-H volunteers, Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development, and UF IFAS Extension all in a row! School gardens have become the perfect avenue to implement experiential learning. They …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/4-h-volunteer-grows-confidence-through-gardening-project/

Camellias: Color Through the Cold

Camellias have been a part of the landscape in the Southeastern United States for over 200 years. They are native to Asia and were introduced near Charleston, South Carolina in 1786. The common name camellia refers to varieties and hybrids of Camellia japonica and to lesser known varieties of C. sasanqua and C. reticulata. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/02/camellias-color-through-the-cold/

Enjoy delicious stone crab claws now through May, 2015.

Gulf Stone Crab Photo credit FWC The commercial and recreation stone crab season has opened! Now is the time to enjoy local stone crab claws. Whether you catch them yourself or buy from a local seafood market, the delicious meat is worth the effort and cost. There are 2 species of stone crab found along …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/26/enjoy-delicious-stone-crab-claws-now-through-may-2015/

Free BQA Certification Training through October 31

Cattle ranchers have a great training opportunity for both themselves, and their employees.  For a limited time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) is covering the cost of up to $ 50 per person, for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training.  BQA is more than just giving shots correctly.  BQA means training everyone who works in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/13/free-bqa-certification-training-through-october-31/

New Crapemyrtles with Burgundy Leaves from Spring through Fall

Burgundy-leaved crapemyrtle is one of the most exciting breeding accomplishments in years. Unlike previous selections, many new crapemyrtle cultivars have leaves that retain dark burgundy coloration from spring budbreak through fall leaf drop. These plants add bold leaf color to a plant already known for its flower power. Delta Jazz™ was the first crapemyrtle with burgundy-bronze leaves all …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/21/new-crapemyrtles-with-burgundy-leaves-from-spring-through-fall/

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