Green Industries Best Management Practices 2017

Be prepared to apply fertilizer this spring and summer!  GI-BMP certification is required to submit an application for the Commercial Urban Fertilizer Certification (this certification is mandatory for anyone applying fertilizers commercially in Florida).  Also, renew your pesticide certification while learning how to maintain the landscape in a sustainable way. If you plan to attend …

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MG Lecture Series @ DFS: Plastic Pollution–It’s Everybody’s Problem!

Walton County Master Gardeners Lecture Series presents PLASTIC POLLUTION: It’s everybody’s problem Dr. Laura Tiu, Marine Science Agent for Walton and Okaloosa Counties will discuss Micro Plastics, a new term which is being tossed about, but what’s with all the fuss? The rise of plastic use can be traced from the production of celluloid combs …

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Wildlife Management Series: Managing for Bobwhite Quail and other Early Successional Species

Wildlife Management Series: Managing for Bobwhite Quail and other Early Successional Species   Location: Piney Woods Plantation Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration begins at 8:30 am Lunch provided by: Farm Credit of Northwest Florida     This will be an outdoor tour of beautiful quail woods conducted by …

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Hobby Gardening 101 Course

It’s time to start thinking about gardening, but not everyone wants or needs acres of vegetables! The University of Florida IFAS Extension Service is presenting an educational program for those interested in learning about small hobby gardening. It will be held at the Walton County Extension Office in DeFuniak Springs on March 24th from 1:30 …

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2017 Camp Timpoochee Registration for Walton County

Camp Timpoochee Registration 2017 Camp Timpoochee Camp Timpoochee will be jam packed with experiences this year that will bring out the inner Circus enthusiast in you!  Whether it’s walking the tight ropes or juggling, we’ll have activities to grow your confident crazy circus spirit through individual and team experiences with friends. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER! March 3, …

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Walton County Master Gardener Scholarship Now Accepting Applications!

The Walton County Master Gardeners pride themselves in furthering education of students pursuing careers in Agricultural and the Environmental Sciences.  We are offering up to a $2000 scholarship based on application requirements to Walton and Holmes County residents.  Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee and recipient(s) will be notified by May 1st. Application …

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FL 4-H CHICK CHAIN REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

FLORIDA 4-H CHICK CHAIN 2017 IS HERE! Visit the 4-H Youth Development Page -> Florida 4-H Chick Chain for more information about signing up!  There are multiple ways to participate this year: As a New Project – $50 As a Returning Project – $5 (MUST have participated in 2015 or 2016) As a Cooperative Coop …

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“So You Want to be a Farmer” Series for New Farmers in the Panhandle

“So You Want to be a Farmer” Series for New Farmers in the Panhandle February – May, 2017:  Farming can be challenging to get into, so for people interested in starting a business or taking up growing things as a hobby, the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service is presenting a series of educational workshops. …

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Limited Pesticide Training

Need a Pesticide License? This pesticide training class is designed to serve as a review for exam takers obtaining either the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) or Limited Lawn & Ornamental (LLO) pesticide licenses. CEUs are available for participants already holding pesticide licenses in various categories, however, they must attend all day to earn CEUS …

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