Volunteering In The Panhandle

Managing the Holidays without Breaking the Bank

As the holiday season quickly approaches many people become overwhelmed with all of the activities, decorating, and shopping that needs to be completed. Here are a few tips to save energy, time and your nerves.  Let’s begin with Five Steps to Seasonal Savings:

  • Recognize Your Seasonal Stressors- Know your personal stressors—such as family, friends, work, travel, …

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  • Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/08/managing-the-holidays-without-breaking-the-bank/

    Northwest Teen Retreat 2017

    Over 70 teens from across the panhandle participated in last year's retreat, sponsored by Farm Credit of NW FL.

    Over 70 teens from across the panhandle participated in last year’s retreat, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/01/northwest-teen-retreat-2017/

    DIY Gratefulness Tree Tutorial

    My original tree, using paper leaves.

    My original tree, using paper leaves.

    Have you ever heard the saying, “take time to stop and smell the roses?”  With the hustle and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/23/diy-gratefulness-tree-tutorial/

    5 Ways To Celebrate Gratitude

    Not much can make one happier that the warm scents of pumpkin spice, twinkling festive lights, and the joyous spirits that the holiday seasons bring many families.  As the Thanksgiving holiday season approaches and we find ourselves dashing from one from one festive event to another, it becomes a wonderful opportunity to pause with our …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/17/5-ways-to-celebrate-gratitude/

    Florida 4-H Chick Chain “Egg-celence”

    Youth unable to keep chickens at home were able to participate through Cooperative Coops at County Extension Offices. Photo credit: Heather Kent

    Youth unable to keep chickens at home …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/10/florida-4-h-chick-chain-egg-celence/

    Teaching Youth Citizenship this Election Season

    4-H youth practices parliamentary procedure for club meetings. Photo Credit: UF IFAS Bay County Extension

    4-H youth practices parliamentary procedure for club meetings. Photo Credit: UF IFAS Bay County Extension.

    No matter …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/03/teaching-youth-citizenship-this-election-season/

    5 Steps to Poultry Showmanship

    4-Hers are waiting for their moment with the poultry judge. Photo Credit: Misty Smith

    4-Hers are waiting for their moment with the poultry judge. Photo Credit: Misty Smith

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/27/5-steps-to-poultry-showmanship/

    10 Tips to Prepare your Pig for Show

    This is Peyton's first year in the swine project. He is a Jackson County 4-Her. "I practice with my pig everyday!"

    This is Peyton’s first year in the swine project. He is a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/20/10-tips-to-prepare-your-pig-for-show/

    Family Guide to Fair Exhibits

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    It’s that time of year again, Fair Season! The delicious smells of the midways, the sights and sounds of carnival rides and livestock in the arenas. During Fair Season, youth throughout the state dress up with …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/13/family-guide-to-fair-exhibits/

    The Impact Ag Judging Had on Me

    Here in North Florida, as the dogwood trees start to turn colors and drop their leaves and I wait for the first cool breezes of a seemingly delayed Autumn I often find my memory is easily awoken by hints of past falls.

    As a teen I participated for several years in the Agricultural Judging contest …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/06/the-impact-ag-judging-had-on-me/

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