Tag Archive: Okaloosa

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Okaloosa County

ALL PHOTOS: MOLLY O’CONNOR   As many of you already know each month we have posted articles about nature tourism locations along the Intracoastal Waterway in the Florida Panhandle. This month we visit coastal Okaloosa County. The Gulfarium in Ft. Walton Beach gives those who do not get a chance to go offshore, or dive, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/23/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-intracoastal-waterway-icw-okaloosa-county/

Gary & Susan Holley honored as Okaloosa Agricultural Innovators

Jennifer Bearden, Okaloosa County Extension Agent recognized Gary & Susan Holley as Agricultural Innovators. On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/14/gary-susan-holley-honored-as-okaloosa-agricultural-innovators/

Upcoming Okaloosa County Lawn & Garden Seminars

Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS Upcoming lawn & garden seminars   With spring on its way, your local University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is providing lawn and garden seminars for the public. Plan Before You Plant Seminar: Take the guesswork out of vegetable gardening and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Lee Vanderpool …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/upcoming-okaloosa-county-lawn-garden-seminars/

Greg Evers Okaloosa County Agricultural Innovator

Greg Evers was recognized as an Agricultural Innovator by Jennifer Bearden, Santa Rosa County Extension On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/26/greg-evers-okaloosa-county-agricultural-innovator/

Fall Armyworms Damage Okaloosa Soybeans

Fall Armyworm damage to young soybeans (photo by Jennifer Bearden) Fall armyworms were found this week in a soybean field in Okaloosa County.  This pest can completely defoliate a field in a week as was the case in the field pictured above. Fall Armyworms overwinter in southern Florida and southern Texas. The moths or adult …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/21/fall-armyworms-damage-okaloosa-soybeans/

April 2014 Storm Damage Report for Okaloosa County

Pasture in Okaloosa County with several acres of standing water. Photo by Jennifer Bearden April 2014 had already brought a record amount of rainfall to the Western Panhandle area, and last week’s weather brought North Okaloosa County another 7-19 inches of rain.  The rain event of April 29-30 caused flooding across our county and right …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/03/april-2014-storm-damage-report-for-okaloosa-county/

Agricultural Innovator: Okaloosa County

On Friday August 9, 2013, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna.  This is the third year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/12/agricultural-innovator-okaloosa-county/

Deer Depredation: A Serious Issue for Okaloosa Farmers

Deer Damage in a Cotton Field in Okaloosa County It has been a rough year for Northwest Florida farmers!  The excessive rainfall has made it difficult to control traditional pests in wet fields.  Add to this frustration a pest that is hard to control in good years, and you have a very disappointing season.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/13/deer-depredation-a-serious-issue-for-okaloosa-farmers/

NW Florida Agricultural Innovators – Okaloosa and Walton Counties

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/02/nw-florida-agricultural-innovators-okaloosa-and-walton-counties/