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UF/IFAS Extension
Jackson County

University of Florida Extension in Jackson provides educational programs on agriculture, home gardening, natural resource management, food preservation and nutrition, family financial management, health and wellness, and youth development.

(850) 482-9620
2741 Penn Ave. Suite 3
Marianna, FL 32448


Monday - Friday
7:30 - 4:30 PM Central

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Forage Legume Webinar Series Recordings & Resources
- In addition to COVID19 safety precautions, one of the real advantages of virtual meetings is that it is very easy to record the presentations to share after the live event is over. The Forage Legume Webinar Series concluded on May 6, however, all six of the sessions were recorded


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Jackson County 4-H Summer Day Camps in July
Jackson County 4-H is hosting three day camps in July 2021.  These single-day camps are great opportunities to get out of the house for the day, learn something new, make new friends, and have fun in a constructive setting


A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters


Jackson County Extension Welcomes New Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Extension Jackson County is excited to welcome Ashley Kush as the new Horticulture Extension Agent. Ashley will serve specialty crop farmers, such as vegetable, fruit, citrus, nut, ornamental nursery, and sod production systems in Jackson County


Satsuma Tree Fertilization
- How much fertilizer does my satsuma tree need? It has recently come to my attention that many gardeners in the area are not sure when and how much fertilizer to apply to their Satsuma trees. The best tool for fertilization is to send in a soil sample to the UF/IFAS Soil Testing Lab


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    February is National Canned Food Month
    In 1795, Napoleon needed a better way to preserve large quantities of food for his troops during the Napoleonic Wars, so his government offered a reward of 12,000 francs for the invention of a new food preservation method. In 1809, Nicolas Appert won that award with his canning technique that used glass containers that were sealed then heated to a set temperature


    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