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Visit Our New Feature “Poultry Information: Feathered Facts

Raising a small, backyard chicken flock has gained interest in recent years as many small-farm owners desire to produce their own high-quality food. In addition, having fresh eggs makes it even more desirable.  Click here…….. Read More

January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month

               Photo Credit: University of Missouri Extension   By Shelley Swenson, Extension Agent III, Family and Consumer Sciences UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension Research has found that inactive children are much more likely to be inactive… Read More

Wildlife Turn to Wax Myrtle Berries in Winter

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director Winter is here in Wakulla County. While it is not as severe as upstate New York or Montana, there is a noticeable difference from six months ago. The… Read More

Greens Love the Cool Temperatures of Fall

By Les Harrison and Shelley Swenson The cool days and cooler nights of December have removed home gardening from the minds of many residents in Wakulla County. Much of Florida’s commercial vegetable production has moved… Read More

Spanish Moss Was Used for Bedding, Packing

  Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director. Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder of primitive days when life, even here is Wakulla County, was not as pleasant as today. Basic needs, along with the… Read More

Don’t Overlook Maintaining Shrubs in Your Landscape

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The home landscape has many functions. In the minds of most, it is a conspicuous effort to add seasonal color and texture around the home. Millions, if… Read More

Cogon Grass in North Florida Ecosystems

Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director and Erik Lovestrand, Franklin County Extension Director presents “Cogon Grass in North Florida Ecosystems Concerns, Questions and Options” November 24, 2015 (3rd Tuesday) 6:00—7:30 p.m. Presentation at the UF/IFAS… Read More

4-H Club Leader Grows Resilience and Empathy

Read on the “4-H in the Panhandle Blog” about Wakulla 4-H volunteer Priscilla Weaver and her 25 years of being a 4-H club leader! http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/4hn/2015/11/13/4-h-club-leader-grows-resilience-and-empathy/

It’s Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal

     Photo courtesy of UF/IFAS Extension University of Florida By Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the… Read More

Delta Flower Scarab Beetle is Master of Disguise

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Halloween masks are big business for retailers attracting customers in October. After all, what child could refuse being a super hero, princess, or a hideous freak of… Read More