UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Master Gardener Steve Bates teaching Plant Propagation Class at 2013 Home & Garden Expo
Are you interested in gardening with natives, composting, aquaponics, or food preservation? If so, check out these free classes and many more that will be offered at the Gulf Coast Home & Garden Expo March 7-9, 2014 at the Central Panhandle Fairgrounds in Panama City.
Guest speakers will include UF/IFAS Extension Bay County Agents and Master Gardeners. There will also be an “Ask A Master Gardener” booth and plant sale during the Expo!
The Expo hours are:
Friday, March 5, noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For a full schedule of classes being offered see the flyer here Speaker Schedule 2014.
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The Extension Office has opened in a new location while a wind and flood retrofit of the current office building in the Cedar Grove area is conducted. The new, temporary location is 225 McKenzie Avenue, Panama City, near the Bay County Courthouse.
Directions and map
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Provides training which enables food managers and staff to offer Florida consumers food that is prepared in a clean and safe environment. More…
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Are you still in debt from the holidays? Improve your financial health by learning more about saving for times like the holidays as well as emergencies. Saving money is the only way you can efficiently manage your money and budget your expenses. How much of your income goes into savings will vary with your income, goals, responsibilities, needs, habits, interests, and family size. Learn more about saving money to improve your financial health at these upcoming seminars (Click here)
Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/02/05/improve-your-financial-health/
The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is pleased to offer a Beekeping Short-Course in February and March, 2014. These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Office across the Panhandle. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service to register, and if you have any questions.
Classes are three Monday evenings and one Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm CT, and a Saturday morning bee-yard field day.
Registratin for all five classes is $25 per person, or $40 for a family. This fee covers course materials and refreshments. Deadline to register is February 17, 2014. 2014 Beekeeping in Panhandle
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The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Bay County office is offering the Center for Disease Control-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Thepurpose if the NDPP is to reach individuals before they asquire diabetes. This is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. NDPP_Flyer 2014
When: January 27, 2014, 16 weekly sessions
Location: A.D. Harris Learning Village
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/09/national-diabetes-prevention-program/
The Sea Grant program in Bay County is gearing up for some exciting things in 2014. Channel 7 News reported on three of the newest plans to launch this year–deployment of new artificial reefs in LAARS-A (Large Area Artificial Reef Site A), implementation of oyster reef restoration in West Bay, and control of invasive lionfish. Watch the video of the interview or read the story at the link below.
Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/02/new-sea-grant-program-for-2014/
You can provide input to numerous groups around the Gulf of Mexico that are developing regional science and restoration plans or funding Gulf research through a single survey.
This survey is part of an update to the Gulf of Mexico Research Plan (GMRP). This project assists the Gulf of Mexico research community in identifying research and related priorities and learning if priorities shifted during the past six years.
Multiple groups already have used input collected through previous GMRP efforts to identify and fund research, and the 2013 survey results will be distributed widely as a service to the research community. The results of this survey will be shared with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), NOAA Restore Act Science Program, National Academy of Science’s Gulf of Mexico Program, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and other groups. The GMRP efforts are partially sponsored by NOAA and the four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant college programs.
Responses will be anonymous, and it will take less than 15 minutes to complete this critical survey. The survey will close on Dec. 13, so complete it today.
For more information contact Steve Sempier, Sea Grant Gulf of Mexico research planning coordinator.
Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/11/18/take-survey-to-identify-gulf-research-needs/
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We are having district-wide volunteer training coming up in the evenings. If any of you are interested, please let me know. We can use the polycom here in the office. I have limited space. We may have ability to connect via web from home. If that is of interest please let me know. Paula Davis, Bay County Extension, (850) 784-6105. The first session is August 19 at 6:00 PM. Other dates and topics.
Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/08/13/adult-volunteer-training/
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