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.
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Marianna, FL 32448
2021 Jackson County Farm-City Awards
A Farm-City Celebration has been held annually in Jackson County for the past 48 years. Last year the recognition was virtual via a social media video, but this year’s celebration was a public breakfast once again
Jackson County Farm City Breakfast – November 19
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Farm Credit of Northwest Florida and UF/IFAS Extension Jackson County will host the 48th Annual Farm City Celebration on Friday, November 19th at the Jackson County Agriculture Offices on Penn Avenue. The annual event is designed to honor the heritage and bounty of Jackson County agriculture
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Northwest Florida Beef Cattle Conference & Trade Show – Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Cattle ranchers, employees, and family members from the tri-state region (FL, AL, GA) are invited to attend the 37th annual Northwest Florida Beef Cattle Conference and Trade Show. This event will be held in-person this year on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at the Jackson County Extension Office Auditorium, located at
The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me
2021 UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day Highlight Video
The annual Peanut Field Day, hosted by the University of Florida, was held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the North Florida Research and Education Center, near Marianna, Florida. The highlights from this event were captured in a video produced by the Panhandle Ag Extension Team with interviews of each
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.
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 behalf