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Plan to Purple Up on April 21st

April is the Month of The Military Child! When we think of honoring our military, we often think of Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Did you know there is also a time identified to honor our youngest heroes, military children? Since 1986, April has been designated Month of the Military Child. This allows us to honor military children and their families for their commitment and sacrifice. In Florida, we have over 94K active and reserve military members whose families worry that they are in harm’s way when they deploy. Most people think of the color green when they think of 4-H, but on April 21st, 4-H youth and volunteers in Florida and Nationally will be sporting the color purple to show support for our military families.
Here locally we want you to join us in showing your support and to celebrate our young heroes! Participate in the 7th annual Purple Up! For Military Kids. Wear purple on Friday, April 21st, as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue.
The goal is for our military youth to see the support of their community. Please join us in honoring these young heroes as we Purple Up! For Military Kids on April 21st! Be creative….the goal is for military youth to see the support in their school, youth groups, and the community! If you don’t have or own a purple shirt wear a purple ribbon, tie, headband etc. Just show your support and let our youth know we care about them! Can’t make the 21st ? Then do something another day in April. We would like to encourage you to take pictures of your group wearing purple and share them on social media using #fl4h, #purpleup.


Author: pmdavis – pmdavis@ufl.edu

4-H Youth Development Faculty Bay County Extension


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2016 Panhandle Satsuma Meeting January 21st

2016 Panhandle Satsuma Meeting January 21st

Satsuma2016 Panhandle Satsuma Production Meeting – January 21, 2016

Jackson County Extension Office – Marianna, FL

UF IFAS Ext 2013This educational workshop is designed to provide citrus producers and potential producers with the latest production information. This is a sponsored event, with no registration fee, but we do ask that you RSVP: by phone  850-482-9620 – via email Matt Lollar at mlollar@ufl.edu.


7:30 AM    Registration

8:00 AM     Update on the Panhandle Satsuma Industry – Matt Lollar – Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Jackson County

8:10 AM     Yield and Quality of Satsuma Varieties – Dr. Pete Andersen – Professor, Fruit/Nut Specialist, NFREC-Quincy

8:30 AM     Dormant Season Spray Program for Citrus – Gary England – Citrus/Fruits Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County

8:50 AM     Break

9:00 AM     Cold Hardiness of Satsuma and Other Citrus – Dr. Pete Andersen – Professor, Fruit/Nut Specialist, NFREC-Quincy

9:20 AM     Managing Greening with Tree Nutrition – Gary England – Citrus/Fruits Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County

9:50 AM     Update on the South Georgia Citrus Industry – Jake Price – Extension Coordinator, UGA Extension, Lowndes County

10:10 AM   Managing Bicarbonates in Irrigation Water – Gary England – Citrus/Fruits Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County

10:30 AM   Break

10:40 AM   Citrus Disease ID – Jamie Burrow – Citrus Specialist, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center – Lake Alfred

11:10 AM   ‘Fresh From Florida’ Marketing Update – Chris Denmark – FDACS

11:30 AM   Lunch  

Please see the following printable flyer for more details.

2016 Panhandle Satsuma Meeting Flyer



Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu

Matt Lollar is the Jackson County Horticulture Agent. He has 5 years of experience with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and he began his career in Sanford, FL as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent. Matt is originally from Belle Fontaine, AL. He earned his MS and BS degrees in Horticulture Production from Auburn University.

Matt Lollar

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21st Annual Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day

21st Annual Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day


21st Annual Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day










Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu

Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening objectives. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.

Matthew Orwat

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