In this Issue:
  • Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series
  • Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards
  • Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna
  • So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series
  • Gardening for Pollinator Conservation Workshop – October 13th, Quincy FL
  • Upcoming Fall Gardening Program Series
  • Got Compost? Leon County Offering Hands-on Workshops
  • Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2
  • Farmers Market Symposium on March 8, 2016
  • Florida Master Naturalist Courses Provide Unique Perspective into Natural World
  • Educational Workshop

    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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    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/

    Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna

    BASIC HYDROPONIC GARDENING WORKSHOP Learn hydroponic gardening basics. Identify suitable plants for hydroponic gardening. Learn plant food recommendations for hydroponic gardens. Go home with equipment for a small portable hydroponic garden. WHEN:                                  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 TIME:       …

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    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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    Gardening for Pollinator Conservation Workshop – October 13th, Quincy FL

    A “Gardening for Pollinator Conservation” Workshop will take place Thursday, October 13, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. Pollinators are important in conserving native plants, ensuring a plentiful food supply, encouraging biodiversity and helping maintain a healthier ecological environment – – – the so-called “balance of nature.” Come learn …

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    Upcoming Fall Gardening Program Series

    Click below for more info Upcoming Fall Gardening Workshop Series August 25th – September 22   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 diverse needs …

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    Got Compost? Leon County Offering Hands-on Workshops

    Got Compost? Please join UF/IFAS Leon County Agricultural and Horticultural Extension Agents for a hands-on composting workshop. Extension Agents Mark Tancig and Molly Jameson will lead participants through: An in-class presentation on composting science and research based composting methods A hands-on demonstration on building and maintaining compost piles Participants will help turn an existing compost …

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    Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2

    The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is pleased to offer the 5th Annual Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show 2016 Beekeeping is one of the fastest growing hobby and commercial endeavors in Florida.  There is much to learn and share about this fascinating trade. The workshop and trade show offers something for every level and …

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    Farmers Market Symposium on March 8, 2016

    On Tuesday, March 8, 2016,  UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will hold a Farmers Market Symposium from 8:30-3:30.  The meeting will take place at the Langley Bell 4-H Auditorium, 3730 Stefani Road Cantonment FL 32533. EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS INCLUDE: • Overview of Florida Farmers Markets • Starting a Community Garden • Best Practices at Farmers Markets • Food Safety …

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    Florida Master Naturalist Courses Provide Unique Perspective into Natural World

    Do you love the outdoors? Wish you knew more about the plants and animals native to our area? The Florida Master Naturalist Program is a course offered by Extension agents throughout the state, including the northwestern counties. Three different modules—Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal, and Uplands—are offered. They include 40 hours of instruction time on ecosystems, plant …

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