John Davy and Glen Strange Families Honored as Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year

Glen and Janet Strange and John and Sara Davy accept Farm Families Award from County Commissioner Don Salter

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the John Davy and Glen Strange families of Panhandle Growers, Inc. were honored as the 2016 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year during the 50th Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour. The daylong tour stopped at Panhandle Growers where Davy and Strange and their wives received the award …

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Take a Bite Out of Hunger!

Join UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Extension and the Florida Peanut Producers Association to help take a bite out of hunger by participating in our local peanut butter drive! This is the 5th year of providing our local food pantries with one of their most sought after staple foods. The Florida Peanut Producers Association will …

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Eclectic Gardening Class!

Eclectic gardening will be the topic of the October 24 “Mondays in the Gardens” series. Florida Master Gardeners Jaci Zwierzchowski and Sandra Sherman will lead the one hour presentation beginning at 10 a.m. in the outdoor classroom under the oaks in the UF Milton Gardens. In the event of rain, the program will be held …

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Prepare for Lots of Rain!

The National Weather Service is predicting approximately 9 to 11 inches of rain for Santa Rosa County Tuesday through Saturday. This places the county in a significant threat area for flooding along rivers and creeks with flash floods possible. Be careful!

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Bonsai Class!

Bonsai will be the topic of the April 25 “Mondays in the Gardens” series at the Pensacola State College Milton campus, 5988 Highway 90 in Milton. Pierre Kaufke will lead the one hour presentation beginning at 10 a.m. in room 4902 in the 4900 building at the back or north end of the campus. This …

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Farm Estate Planning: What Will Happen to Your Farm?

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The question of what happens to the family farm is often riddled with many emotional opinions. So much so, that families may not communicate effectively about their wishes or plans.  Many life events can change the dynamics of a family farm.  Whether marriage, children, divorce, illness, retirement or death, significant events can require a plan …

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Join us for the 16th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration!!!

The importance of seagrasses has been getting a lot of attention in the media lately. Come join us to learn more about seagrasses, marine creatures that live in seagrasses, and learn how to protect them at the 16th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration! Seagrass Awareness is an annual free family event held at Shoreline Park South …

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Register today for the 2016 Fl. Master Natualist Freshwater Wetlands Module

Garcon Point Pond

Want to get a firsthand look at NW Florida’s freshwater environments? Join the Florida Master Naturalist Program for a hands-on learning experience! Florida Master Naturalist Program Freshwater Systems Training Join Escambia and Santa Rosa County Extension agents to learn more about Florida’s natural resources! The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is a hands-on learning experience …

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2016 Beekeeping Short Course March 7, 14, & 21

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The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in March, 2016. These classes will be offered via interactive video at Extension Offices across the Florida Panhandle. Classes will be taught by state and nationally recognized experts. Classes are Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm Central Time, 7:00-9:00 pm Eastern Time. Each …

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Santa Rosa/Escambia Pesticide Applicator License Class

A Private Applicator Pesticide Applicator Training Class will be held on February 29, 2016, at the Jay Community Center from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Attendees will learn the basics of applying pesticides correctly and will be able to take the exams (Core and Private Applicator) necessary to become certified private applicators by FDACS. Continuing Education Units …

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