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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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Genetic Testing of Beef Cattle for Parentage, Inherited Traits, and Enhanced EPDs
Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director, Felipe Alves, PhD Student, UF Department of Animal Science, Angela Gonella, UF/IFAS Cattle Reproduction Specialist, and Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension Ag.


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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


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


AUGUST What to Plant? What to Do?
The hottest days of the summer are here and you might be thinking, “There is no way something could survive this heat!”. You might also be wondering “What can I do in my landscape?” Well, you are correct – it is hot and there are not many plants that thrive in this type of weather, but the good news is we are at the end of the summer season and there are things we can begin to do to get ready for fall


Featured Video: 500 Years of Cattle in Florida
Florida has a rich agricultural history, but one of the historic facts that Florida cattlemen take great pride in is that cattle were introduced into what later became the United States through Florida in 1521.  Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish conquistador who first visited Florida in 1513 and later returned in March 1521 with the hopes of colonizing on


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    An Army of Worms are Munching through Hay Fields across the South
    Fall armyworms (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda, are certainly not a new pest in this region, but there are some unique challenges to deal with in 2021.  The adult moths migrate in from South Florida into this region each spring/summer and lay eggs in fertilized forage grasses, build their population through multiple generations, and then migrate to other crops


    Managing Cattle Herd Profitability with Rising Input Costs
    Doug Mayo, UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Director & Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock & Forage Economist   2020 was a challenging year in all sorts of ways.  For cattle producers, there were market disruptions, meat processor shutdowns, significant market price drops, restaurant and hotel shutdowns, unemployment