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Bay County

All UF/IFAS Extension Bay County education programs, events, and meetings scheduled through April 30 have been postponed due to direction from the University of Florida concerning COVID-19. We are working quickly to reschedule any postponed events. Updates at

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Bringing the Future of Florida’s Artificial Reefs into Focus
The 2020 Florida Artificial Reef Summit.


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Scallop Sitter Volunteer Program Returns to Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties
Scallop Restoration Efforts Can you remember where you were last spring? The uncertainty of each day seemed to go on forever. We planned several education programs that eventually were canceled or migrated to online events


Learn more about Florida Red Tide on Nature Knowledge
It's that time of year when "red tide" often becomes a concern for coastal ecosystems in Florida.  In August 2020, the Nature Knowledge program hosted Dr


Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! 2021
by Julie McConnell | Jan 14, 2021 We are back with new topics and guest speakers for 2021! All sessions are Thursdays at noon CDT or 1:00 p.m


4-H Cares: Confidence
Several Extension Agents have worked together to develop the 4-H Cares Virtual Program that will help youth and adults to examine those character traits that can help us to be better people and have better relationships. This month the 4-H Cares Virtual Program brings you Confidence as our character trait


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    Derelict Vessel Removal on the Horizon for St Andrew Bay
    Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County and Florida Sea Grant Agent Special to the News Herald The problems associated with “derelict vessels” are many. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Derelict Vessel Program cites several issues, including potential water pollution and navigational hazards


    A Healthy Table: Virtual Cooking School
    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have turned to cooking more meals at home. Preparing meals and eating at home has many benefits