FCS Calendar of Events

October 2019


Panhandle Youth Expo


October 9 – 12                                     
Jackson County Agriculture Center
                                                                 3631 Highway 90, Marianna

The Panhandle Youth Expo (PYE) is a volunteer led youth fair held in Marianna, Florida. This year the event will be held October 9-12, 2019, at the Jackson County Agriculture Center. The PYE provides current 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to enter livestock (cattle, hogs, goats, poultry, & rabbits), or non-livestock projects (arts, crafts, plant arrangements, & baked goods) to be judged, as well to participate in poultry and livestock judging contests. Premiums will be provided based on the specifications outlined in the specific rules for each show.  Entry deadline is Friday, September 13 at 4:30 PM CDT.

Entry is open to current 4-H and FFA members from Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington Counties in Florida; Houston and Geneva Counties in Alabama; and Seminole County in Georgia.

For a schedule of events, a complete list of rules, and entry forms, visit https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/jacksonco/2019/08/12/panhandle-youth-expo-october-9-12/.  Questions?  Please contact the Jackson County Extension Office, 850.482.9620.

 

Cheese Making

October 12 – 9:00 am – Noon EDT     Wakulla County Extension Office
                                                                  84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville

Learn how to make your own ricotta or mozzarella cheese right in your own kitchen!

Registration fee is $20/person. To register, please call Samantha Kennedy, 850.926.3931.

 

Homebuyer Education Class

This 6-hour course is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, the financial responsibilities of home ownership, and basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the value of your home and save money on repairs.

October 12 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT    Washington County Ag Center
                                                                      1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley
  • Steps in Buying a House
  • Home Care and Maintenance
  • Your Family Spending Plan

To register, please contact the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office, 850.638.6265, or the UF/IFAS Holmes County Extension Office, 850.547.1108 or contact Judy Corbus, jlcorbus@ufl.edu, for more information. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact 850.638.6265 (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so proper consideration may be given to the request.

 

Dehydrating and Vacuum Sealing

October 15 – 6:00 – 8:30 pm CDT          Bonifay First United Methodist Church
                                                                     202 N. Oklahoma Street, Bonifay

Come learn how to maximize your dehydrator with this introduction to dehydrating and vacuum sealing.  Registration fee is $5/person  and includes class materials.  To register, please contact the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office, 850.638.6265, or the UF/IFAS Holmes County Extension Office, 850.547.1108 or contact Judy Corbus, jlcorbus@ufl.edu, for more information.

 

Fall Harvest Cooking Class

October 22 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm CDT          Santa Rosa County Extension Office
                                                                      6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton

Class Sampling Menu:  Instant Pot Whole Chicken; Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables; Southern Sweet Potato Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream!

Registration fee is $12/person; Only 20 spaces available so register early!
Register Online at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/74710556285 or call Ginny Hinton, 850.623.3868.

 


Instant Pot Cooking

October 28 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm EDT         Wakulla County Extension Office
                                                                    84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville

Learn about all the functions of this versatile kitchen appliance and take home a few Instant Pot recipes to try on your own!  Registration fee is $10/person.  To register, please call Samantha Kennedy, 850.926.3931.

 

Salsa Canning Night

October 29 – 5:30 – 8:30 pm CDT          Jackson County Extension Office
                                                                     2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna

Tomatoes are a popular fall harvest. Come and learn how to preserve this abundant crop for future use in a fun, delicious way! All levels of canning interest and expertise are welcome. Learn why food preservation is important and how to do it safely to minimize foodborne illness risk. This class will be hands-on – you will get to take home a jar of salsa that you made yourself! Chips and salsa will be provided for refreshments.

Registration fee is $20/person.  Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salsa-canning-night-tickets-73872132537

Registration deadline is Saturday, October 19.  For more information, contact Stephanie Herzog, 850.482.9620, sherzog@ufl.edu.

November 2019


Homebuyer Education Class

This 6-hour course is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, the financial responsibilities of home ownership, and basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the value of your home and save money on repairs.

November 5 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm CDT          Holmes County Library Annex
                                                                       303 J. Harvey Etheridge Street, Bonifay

Part 1 – Steps in Buying a House

 

November 7 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm CDT           Holmes County Library Annex
                                                                       303 J. Harvey Etheridge Street, Bonifay

Part 2 – Home Care and Maintenance
              Your Family Spending Plan

To register, please contact the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office, 850.638.6265, or the UF/IFAS Holmes County Extension Office, 850.547.1108 or contact Judy Corbus, jlcorbus@ufl.edu, for more information. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact 850.638.6265 (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so proper consideration may be given to the request.

 

Fall Canning Workshop:  Jams & Jellies

November 9 – 9:00 – Noon EST             Wakulla County Extension Office
                                                                     84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville

Just in time for the holidays!  Learn the basics of water bath canning and the differences between jams, jellies, and preserves, while practicing your technique through a hands-on experience.

Registration fee is $15/person.  To register, please call Samantha Kennedy, 850.926.3931.

 

No-Bake Holiday Desserts

November 18 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm EST        Wakulla County Extension Office
                                                                       84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville

Learn how to make delicious desserts without the oven!  Registration fee is $10/person.  To register, please call Samantha Kennedy, 850.926.3931.

 

Meals Under Pressure Pressure Cooking

November 19 – 6:00 – 8:30 pm CST      Washington County Ag Center
                                                                     1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley

Learn the basics of pressure cooking, including the InstantPot, to save time in the kitchen.  Registration fee is $5/person and includes materials.  To register, please contact the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Office, 850.638.6265, or the UF/IFAS Holmes County Extension Office, 850.547.1108, or contact Judy Corbus, jlcorbus@ufl.edu, for more information.