In this Issue:
  • Have a “Tree-mendous” Arbor Day!
  • Oil Spill Science Seminar held in Okaloosa County
  • Free “Brace for the Storm” Workshops Help Homeowners Prepare for Disasters
  • Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2
  • 2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism and Ecotourism Business Development Conference
  • Endless October Options in Northwest Florida!
  • Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach
  • Gulf Coast Agritourism and Ecotourism Business Development Conference Announced for November
  • Aquatic and Natural Areas Pesticide Training and Exams
  • Cogongrass in the Panhandle
  • Events

    Have a “Tree-mendous” Arbor Day!

    Arbor Day has a 145-year history, started in Nebraska by a nature-loving newspaper editor who recognized the many valuable services trees provide. We humans often form emotional attachments to trees, planting them at the beginning of a marriage, birth of a child, or death of a loved one, and trees have tremendous symbolic value within …

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    Oil Spill Science Seminar held in Okaloosa County

    The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill occurred about 50 miles offshore of Louisiana in April 2010. Approximately 172 million gallons of oil entered the Gulf of Mexico. Five years after the incident, locals and tourists still have questions. The Okaloosa County UF/IFAS Extension Office invited a Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Scientist, Dr. Monica Wilson, …

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    Free “Brace for the Storm” Workshops Help Homeowners Prepare for Disasters

    Here in the latter half of June, temperatures have heated up and summer thunderstorms have swept through on a regular basis. As we are reminded often,  hurricane season has begun. While we haven’t had a major storm in 11 years, northwest Florida is still a prime target. Be Ready Florida is a statewide program dedicated …

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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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    2016 Gulf Coast Agritourism and Ecotourism Business Development Conference

    In 2014, five Extension agents involved with www.naturallyescarosa.com launched the first Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference. Over sixty business owners and members of the hospitality industry met to discuss marketing, sustainable tourism, and how to handle insurance and liability in an industry that involves outdoor exploration. Back by popular demand, we have …

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    Endless October Options in Northwest Florida!

    October is a glorious time of year in northwest Florida. Temperatures are cooler, skies seem bluer, and the summer crowds have left the still-warm waters of the Gulf mostly to us locals. It is also the perfect time to explore the many local, state, and national parks nearby, or visit farms that share their harvest …

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    Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach

    Do you have any exotic pets you can no longer care for? Would you like the opportunity to surrender those pets without any penalties or fines? Then join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park for an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach. This …

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    Gulf Coast Agritourism and Ecotourism Business Development Conference Announced for November

    The UF/IFAS Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Naturally EscaRosa would like to invite agritour and ecotour providers to the 2014 Agri/Eco-tourism Business Development Conference on November 5-6, 2014. The conference is geared for businesses wishing to enhance and develop their offerings. Owners, operators and employees of u-pick operations, fresh produce markets, corn mazes, …

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    Aquatic and Natural Areas Pesticide Training and Exams

    Pesticide Training and Exams being offered at the University of Florida IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office. March 31, 2014 8am-11am     Aquatic Pesticide Training 11am             Aquatic Exam 1pm-4pm       Natural Areas Training 4pm               Natural Areas Exam Cost is $10 for Aquatic Training and $10 for Natural Areas Training To receive a new Aquatic or Natural Areas pesticide …

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    Cogongrass in the Panhandle

    Join us for a workshop on the biology and control of cogongrass. January 14, 2014 Registration begins at 8:30am (Eastern Time) Program starts at 9:00am (Eastern Time) and will end at 4:30pm (Eastern Time). The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes lunch. Locations: Pensacola, Fl Crestview, Fl Chipley, Fl Tallahassee, Fl Please remember to …

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