Molly Jameson

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Date registered: December 22, 2014

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  1. Lessons Learned from Farmers: Fire Ant Control — November 13, 2017
  2. Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series — September 18, 2017
  3. Ponder the Antiquity of Fruits and Vegetables — July 12, 2017
  4. Healthy and Delicious, Oyster Mushrooms Can be Grown at Home — June 10, 2017
  5. Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards — May 11, 2017

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Lessons Learned from Farmers: Fire Ant Control

As I near the three-year mark of being an Extension Agent, I think about how fortunate I am to have a career that not only encourages me to meet all our local farmers, but also to learn from them and share their knowledge with the community. A few months ago, I visited Blake Canter of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/11/13/lessons-learned-from-farmers-fire-ant-control/

Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series

  By Tiffany Torres Tiffany Torres is the Family Nutrition Program Northwest District Food Systems Specialist with UF/IFAS Extension. With the cooler months of fall upon us, school gardens across the Panhandle are beginning to awaken from their summer slumber. Soon, students and teachers will begin to replenish the soil, plant their seeds, and dive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/09/18/gear-up-for-leon-county-extensions-garden-educator-training-series/

Ponder the Antiquity of Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables have undergone various forms of domestication for thousands of years. Throughout this time, selective breeding of wild forages has allowed humans to develop crops with many desirable traits, such as increased size, higher sugar content, more nutrition, and brighter colors. If you ate a carrot 5,000 years ago, you would be in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/07/12/ponder-the-antiquity-of-fruits-and-vegetables/

Healthy and Delicious, Oyster Mushrooms Can be Grown at Home

Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) – which have nothing to do with oysters besides their similar shape – are some of the most delicate, subtlety flavored, and easiest to prepare mushrooms of the culinary world. They can easily be fried, stir-fried, or braised within a matter of minutes in broths, vinegar, wines, and sauces; or added …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/06/10/healthy-and-delicious-oyster-mushrooms-can-be-grown-at-home/

Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards

If you are a farmer, you have most likely heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. If you are not a farmer, you probably do not know that food safety regulations are going through a big change. The FSMA, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/11/farmers-prepare-for-the-new-food-safety-standards/

Tips for Transplanting

When I think of the end of winter and the hot temperatures that will soon be here to stay in the Florida Panhandle, I often feel a little melancholy. But the one silver lining that always picks me back up is remembering what warmer temperatures will mean in the garden. This is the start to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/04/07/tips-for-transplanting/

Raised Bed Gardening 101

Want to start a vegetable garden, but don’t know where to start? Are you seeing rectangular boxes popping up all over your neighbors’ yards and wondering why? Well, I am here to spread the news of raised-bed gardening! Raised-bed gardening is a convenient way to grow vegetables without worrying about the quality of your soil. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/03/01/raised-bed-gardening-101/

So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series

Are you an avid gardener and looking to step it up a notch? Are your gardening eyes bigger than your dinner plate? If you have ever considered selling your bounty for market, you will certainly need to do your homework! One such step you can take is to attend the UF/IFAS Panhandle Extension Team’s So …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/01/26/so-you-want-to-be-a-farmer-workshop-series/

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Growing up, I was never too fond of mushrooms. To me, their only purpose was to ruin a perfectly good pizza. As I got older, I started to warm up slightly toward raw button mushrooms in salads – with enough dressing, that is. But it wasn’t until I experienced my first taste of fresh shiitake …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/11/29/grow-shiitake-mushrooms-in-your-backyard/

Growing Ginger Root in North Florida

Fall is finally here and we are beginning to enjoy our first few bursts of cold air coming in from the northwest. For many, this inspires us to prepare dishes with all of our favorite seasonal spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger come to mind. While all of these spices can be grown, did …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/10/26/growing-ginger-root-in-north-florida/

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