FCS Calendar of Events

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

Homebuyer Education Class

September 29 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT

Washington County Agricultural Center  1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley

This course is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, analyze your personal financial and credit situation, and learn basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the value of your home and save money on repairs. This course is open to all participants, from individuals just beginning to those further along in the process.Completion of this course fulfills the homeownership education requirement for the SHIP and USDA Rural Development programs. The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

Bay and Walton County participants may join the class via Zoom at the Bay or Walton County Extension Offices. When registering, please specify the location you prefer.

Due to class size limitations, pre-registration is required – no-walk-ins are permitted. Please call the Washington County Extension Office, (850) 638-6265, Jackson County Extension Office, (850) 482-9620, Bay County Extension Office, (850) 784-6105, or Walton County Extension Office, (850) 892-8172, to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact one of the Extension Offices (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution.   

OCTOBER 2022

October 8 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT
Jackson County Agriculture Offices 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna

Canning and dehydrating are two of the three main methods for preserving food. If you want a refresher or to learn how to get started, register now for our upcoming food preservation class! These courses are designed to help you better understand the science of how canning and dehydrating work, proper food safety techniques, differences in canning methods, and how to properly preserve food using a pressure canner. The cost is $20 per person and participants will be able to take home a sample jar of chicken prepared in class and a set of canning utensils. Sign up today!

Pre-registration is required. For questions, please call us at 850-482-9620. Please visit the Jackson County Extension Office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 3, Marianna, FL or visit http://JacksonCountyFCS.eventbrite.com to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension Office (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution.   

Homebuyer Education Class


October 10 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT
Jackson County Agriculture Offices  2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna

This course is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, analyze your personal financial and credit situation, and learn basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the value of your home and save money on repairs. This course is open to all participants, from individuals just beginning to those further along in the process.Completion of this course fulfills the homeownership education requirement for the SHIP and USDA Rural Development programs. The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

Bay and Walton County participants may join the class via Zoom at the Bay or Walton County Extension Offices. When registering, please specify the location you prefer.

Due to class size limitations, pre-registration is required – no-walk-ins are permitted. Please call the Washington County Extension Office, (850) 638-6265, Jackson County Extension Office, (850) 482-9620, Bay County Extension Office, (850) 784-6105, or Walton County Extension Office, (850) 892-8172, to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact one of the Extension Offices (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution.   

October 21 – 8:00 – 11:00 AM CT
Florida Caverns State Park 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna

Let’s get moving! Come out to Florida Caverns State Park for an educational hike. Learn about the various edible and medicinal plants that grow locally while getting your daily steps in! Florida Caverns Park Manager, William Bailey, and UF/IFAS Extension Horticulture Agent, Ashley Stonecipher, will lead the hike and share information on plants growing in the park.

Space is limited to ensure all participants will be able to hear along the trail. Pre-registration is required. For questions, please call us at 850-482-9620. Please visit the Jackson County Extension Office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 3, Marianna, FL or visit http://JacksonCountyFCS.eventbrite.com to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension Office (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

NOVEMBER 2022

November 1 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM CT

Jackson County Agriculture Offices 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna

Are you interested in growing fruit at home? Join us for a workshop focusing on how to best grow and care for fruit plants and trees and learn some new recipes to make with your harvest! This workshop will focus on these and more

  • Blueberries
  • Citrus
  • Blackberries
  • Figs
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons

Participants will have the chance to taste several foods and will take home handouts and a blueberry plant to get started.

For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact the Jackson County Extension Office. 850-482-9620 (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Homebuyer Education Class

November 16 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT

Washington County Agricultural Center  1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley

This course is designed to help you better understand the homebuying process, analyze your personal financial and credit situation, and learn basic home care and maintenance techniques to maintain the value of your home and save money on repairs. This course is open to all participants, from individuals just beginning to those further along in the process.Completion of this course fulfills the homeownership education requirement for the SHIP and USDA Rural Development programs. The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.

Bay County participants may join the class via Zoom at the Bay County Extension Office. When registering, please specify the location you prefer.

Due to class size limitations, pre-registration is required – no-walk-ins are permitted. Please call the Washington County Extension Office, (850) 638-6265, Jackson County Extension Office, (850) 482-9620, Bay County Extension Office, (850) 784-6105, or Walton County Extension Office, (850) 892-8172, to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact one of the Extension Offices (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution.   

November 19 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Jackson County Agriculture Offices 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna

Canning is one of the three main methods for preserving food. If you are just starting out or simply want a refresher, this class is for you! This course is designed to help you better understand the science of how canning works, proper food safety techniques, differences in canning methods, and how to properly preserve food using a water bath canner. The cost is $20 per person and participants will be able to take home a sample jar of a jam or jelly prepared in class and a set of canning utensils. Sign up today!

Pre-registration is required. For questions, please call us at 850-482-9620. Please visit the Jackson County Extension Office at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 3, Marianna, FL or visit http://JacksonCountyFCS.eventbrite.com to register. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact the Extension Office (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. UF/IFAS Extension is an Equal Opportunity Institution.