Centennial Anniversary Crop Block Party

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 that created the National Cooperative Extension Service FAMU/Extension Teleconference Center “Agriculture Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Feeding  and Beautifying the World” April 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm

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2014 Gadsden County Events

Applications are now available for participation in the 2014 Gadsden 4-H County Achievement Night Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm at the Gadsden County Extension Office Demonstrations, Posters, Photography, Illustrative Talks, Public Speaking Categories, and Talent Registration deadline is March 27, 2014. Click here to download the registration form:  2014 CE registrations

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4-H Day at the Capitol

4-H Day at the Capitol April 23, 2014 in Tallahassee, FL In total, more than 750 youth and adults have participated in 4-H Day at the Capitol. 4-H Day at the Capitol is an educational event that provides hands-on “learn by doing” experiences for youth.  4-H youth learn about the legislative and government processes and Florida’s …

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Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

“Manage Your Enterprise, Manage Your Herd” May 7 – 9, 2014 Professional Development Center – Gainesville, FL The course addresses issues for beef cattle enterprises at an elevated level of management skill with practical applications for every beef cattle producer.  The course focuses on unique challenges facing our beef industry, beef production issues, urban growth, …

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AgriReach Workshop

Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program received a capacity building grant from USDA tp establish a Farmer-to-Farmer Mentorship Program with community-based farmers in North Florida. March 21, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm Lunch will be provided. Contact:  Carmen Lyttle N’guessan at (850) 412-5363 or Linda Sapp @ linda.sapp@famu.edu AgriReach Workshop March 21 2014

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District III – 4-H Blitz

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Registration form attached:  Registration_Blitz_District_14 (3)

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New Technology for Commercial Vegetable and Fruit Production

Attention:  Vegetable Growers and Restricted-use Pesticide applicators North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy February 26, 2014 (12:00 to 4:50 pm EST) To register call Paula Alday @ (850) 875-7255

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Tri-County Cucurbit Meeting

Jackson County Agriculture Center Monday, February 24, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm FREE Topics:  Fertilizer application, insect & disease management, weed management, squash & melon cultivars, food safety issues, pesticide handling

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Vineyard Management and Pesticide Safety

Are you a grape producer?  Hobbyist?  Homeowner?  Backyard grape enthusiast? Well this workshop is for you!!! Please join us February 13, 2014 from 1 – 4pm at the Center for Viticulture & Small Fruit Research (FAMU) See the attached flyer for more details or call us at (850) 599-3996. 2014 Vineyard Management

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Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – 2014

  Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Jackson County Extension Agriculture Conference Center 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, FL  (850) 482-9620 View attached flyer for details including Grilled Steak Lunch. Beef Conference 2014

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2014 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course

The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is pleased to offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in February and March, 2014.   These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle.  Please review the attached document for more details and call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service to register, or if you have any questions.  …

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2014 First TIme Home buyers Workshop Schedule

                      First Time Homebuyers Education Program 2014 Workshop Schedule To register for the class please call the Gadsden County Extension Service at (850) 875-7255 or the Gadsden County SHIP Program office at (850) 875-8659 Day Month Date Time Monday January 13th 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. …

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2013 Sugar Cane Field Day

The Sugarcane field day is November 4, 2013.  Please click on the heading to see the link for the brochure to register.  Sugarcane field day brochure 2013.  If you have any questions, please contact the Gadsden County office at 850/875-7255.

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Take a Bite Out of Hunger

Join the UF/IFAS Extension – Gadsden County office as we join together to take a bite out of hunger.  Please bring jars of peanut butter to the Gadsden County office until November 15, 2013.  This is the second year our county is participating in the district wide community service project.  Check out the flyer: http://webdev.ifas.ufl.edu/michele/Gadsden_Peanuts_Flyer.pdf  …

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NW 4-H Team presents: Make a Difference Mondays

New and seasoned 4-H Volunteers will have an opportunity to gain and enhance knowledge and skills to be effective partners in the area of youth development, leadership, and club development.  Please click here MakeADiffFlyer01 to read more.  There are a wide variety of topics (check the schedule) and you will be able to view some sessions online …

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4-H Dynamics of Flight Daycamp Date Change

The Dynamics of Flight 4-H day camp will be combined with the Junk Drawer Robotics day camp the week of July 22.  If you have any questions, please contact Gadsden County 4-H at 850/875-7255.

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Livestock Club Graduation Party – Event Postponed

Join us Tuesday, June11th at the Livestock Pavilion for a Graduation party for our outgoing seniors.  This is a date change from the 28th of May to the 11th of June.  This will also be the chicken pilaf to raise money for the club.  You will be contacted with more information and watch this site for more …

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Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

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The 5th Annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference promises to inform and inspire agricultural innovators.  Join us August 2-4 in Kissimmee, Florida for farm tours, a trade show, networking opportunities, live animal exhibits, hands-on workshops, and delicious locally-grown food! Don’t miss this chance to learn more about farming as well as alternative enterprises …

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4-H Camp Cherry Lake

It’s time to plan for your summer experience.  Youth 8 – 13, whether 4-H members or not, are invited to a week of “Out of this World” fun at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake from June 17-21,2013.  Some scholarships are available such as the Farm Bureau Scholarship for attending Camp Cherry Lake.  Camp packets will be …

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4-H Fundraiser Atocha Silver 4-H Pendant

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When Mel Fisher discovered the long lost Atocha in 1985, little did we know we might someday own not only a piece of history but would be able to help fund Florida 4-H.  Follow the link [http://florida4h.org/youth_/council/fundraisers/atocha-silver/] to read more about this great opportunity and ordering information. Photo of the Atocha Silver 4-H Clover.

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WANTED: Volunteer Counselors for Summer Camps

If you like to camp, enjoy working with children and have some free time this summer, I may just have something for you.  Camp Cherry Lake is a 4-H camp loaded with a variety of activities and day camps are held around the county during the summer months covering various topics.  Volunteer counselors are always needed to assist …

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Gadsden County Beekeeping Club

Note:  TO ENABLE LINKS, BE SURE TO CLICK ON TITLE ABOVE    The Gadsden County Beekeeping Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month.  This is for beekeeping enthusiasts, hobbyists, beginners and those simply interested in knowing more about bees and beekeeping.  The GCBC meets at the Livestock Pavilion, 2140 W. Jefferson Street in Quincy, …

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Shooting Sports meets Saturdays

Note:  TO ENABLE LINKS, BE SURE TO CLICK ON TITLE ABOVE    The Gadsden 4-H Shooting Sports Club meets at the Livestock Pavilion the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 am.  Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend and try us out.  For more information, call Dennis Nation @ 850-519-7566.  For an enrollment form, participation …

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