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Hurricane Preparation for Your Farm

Farmers in Florida worry every fall about potential damage from a hurricane.  Most of the media attention focuses on families in coastal communities, but not as much attention is provided for farmers and ranchers. Emergency responders are also likely to target their efforts immediately after the storm comes ashore on coastal areas hardest hit by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/07/hurricane-preparation-for-your-farm/

Cold Protection: Preparation is the Key to Success

Some plants will handle freeze events, while other will wither and die. Advance preparation will improve chances of saving sensitive plants from subfreezing weather. Panhandle Florida gardeners face a new set of challenges annually dealing with the effects of cold weather. A little planning and creativity can make plant protection in the landscape successful. Many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/16/cold-protection-preparation-is-the-key-to-success/

Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

4-Hers still enjoy swimming and kayaking in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Photo provided by Jackson County 4-H. Summer is here, and for most 4-H families, that means camp is on the horizon. If this will be your child’s first summer camp experience, you and your child both may have some camp anxieties.  But never fear!  Here are some simple …

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Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

Summer camp teaches children independence and leadership skills. Summer is here and summer camp is on the horizon. Maybe this is your child’s first time to an overnight camp or they are “old pros” at this thing called camp. Many parents and children will have camp anxieties, but here are some things you can do …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/27/summer-camp-is-almost-here-preparation-tips-for-campers-and-parents/

Fall Gardening: Now is the Time for Site Selection and Preparation

  Garde and landscape edibles: Image Credit Eddie Powell Vegetable garden placement is a crucial part of the garden planning process because proper site selection will be a determining factor in its success. Below are a few tips to assist in the placement process. The garden should be placed in a convenient location near the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/09/fall-gardening-now-is-the-time-for-site-selection-and-preparation/

Winter Preparation Essential for Bee Colony Survival

Beekeepers need to prepare hives for the hardships of winter months. Some of the main concerns are: food storage, the arrangement of the food, hive ventilation, disease prevention, queen quality, and weather protection. Roy Lee Carter – Gulf County Extension Director Although overwintering management of bee hives differs according to regional winter conditions, there are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/12/winter-preparation-essential-for-bee-colony-survival/